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15-17 FEBRUARY 2017
The conference will be hosted by the University of South Australia Business School in the Hawke Building, Level 6, 50/55 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia


The doctoral colloquium will be on Wednesday 15 February 2017, hosted by Flinders Business School, at the Flinders University City Campus, located at Victoria Square.

Full details are available at -

There are three broad themes that form the pillars for the central theme of the 2017 ANZIBA conference:

Internationalisation, International Entrepreneurship and the Emerging Markets.

Some aspects that are especially worthwhile, include:

*       How rapid internationalization in emerging markets have brought about broader social and/or political consequences. eg, political activism, attitudes toward women in the workplace, attitudes towards environment, etc.

*       Similarly, such transformation has influenced the economic sphere and nurtured a new breed of young (bold) entrepreneurs. What do we know about this new entrepreneurial breed?

*       What are the consequences of the rising middle class in emerging markets? Has it served as the driver for the new entrepreneurial breed? What about the tension between the traditional and the 'new' middle class?

*       What impact has the recent slowdown in emerging markets had on - internationalization of emerging markets firms; new start-ups, and the growth of the middle class?

*       Revisiting business linkages between emerging markets and their major trading partners in the western economies - for example, China and Australia.

*       Revisiting ethnic entrepreneurship, again in the same context.
Below are a few additional questions that you might consider:

*       What governance structures are most effective in helping an entrepreneur manage the risks of an asymmetric relationship when partnering with an MNC?

*       Using a comparative approach that compares data across nations, what cultural and institutional influences have the greatest impact on entrepreneurial internationalization?

*       At what point do industry clusters become so concentrated that over competition and resource scarcity impede new entrepreneurial activity and success?

*       How do networks within an industry cluster location influence the formation of alliances that facilitate internationalization?

*       What network ties have the greatest impact for identifying international opportunities?

ANZIBA welcomes:
?  Competitive Papers: Suitable for paper at an advanced stage of development. Competitive Papers submitted for review should be up to 25 double-spaced (A4) pages in length, including references, figures and tables.

?  Workshop Papers: Suitable for work-in-progress papers, Workshop papers are shorter conference papers that should be 10-15 double-spaced (A4) pages in length, including, references, figures and tables.

?  Panel Proposals: Suitable for focused panel sessions that are held during the conference. These highly specialized sessions explore a common theme. Panel proposals that address the conference theme are especially welcome.

?  Proposals from research students for participation in the Doctoral Colloquium.

All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process.

Further updates will also be available on our website -<>


*       Submissions Open: 1 July 2016

  *   Submissions Close: 23 September 2016
  *   Acceptance Notification: 25 November 2016
  *   Doctoral Student Colloquium Submissions Close: 11 November 2016
  *   Early bird registration deadline:  20 December 2016

[cid:[log in to unmask]]Patricia McDougall-Covin is the William L. Haeberle Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Institute for International Business at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Dr. McDougall is an Academy of International Business Fellow, a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Research Fellow, former Vice-President-Programs for the Academy of International Business and former Entrepreneurship Division Chair in the Academy of Management.

[cid:[log in to unmask]]Professor Tamer Cavusgil holds the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chair at Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia, and is the Executive Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at Robson College of Business. He specializes in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. Most recently, he has been researching the evolution of middle-class in rapidly transforming economies.

[cid:[log in to unmask]]Peter J Buckley is Professor of International Business and Founder Director of the Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds, and founding Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds.    He was elected a Fellow of AIB in 1985 for "outstanding achievements in international business".   He was President of the Academy of International Business 2002-04 and served as Immediate Past President 2004-06.

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