As the organisers of the JOINT 44th Academy of International Business (UK&Ireland Chapter) Conference and 6th Reading International Business Conference, we are pleased to invite you to join us on 6-8 April 2017 at Henley Business School, University of Reading. The theme for the conference is - Contemporary Issues in International Business: Are we seeing the tail-end of globalization?

The merged conference will combine the best elements of both conferences. We will maintain the tradition of the AIB-UKI conferences by offering a doctoral consortium. We also seek to encourage a broader variety of papers to the parallel sessions. At the same time, we intend to maintain the Reading tradition of open-ended debates and interactive plenary sessions.

Unlike the previous AIB-UK&I meetings, this conference hosted by the John H. Dunning Centre for International Business will begin in the afternoon of the 6th April 2017 with the Doctoral Colloquium, the Conference Welcome and Opening Plenary at 5.30 pm. It will close by 5pm on the 8th April 2017.


Conference registration and submission of papers opens    1 November 2016
Submission for Main Conference deadline  9 December 2016
Submission for Doctoral Colloquium and panel proposals deadline  24 January 2017
Confirmation of paper acceptances   15 February 2017
Early-bird registration ends   1 March 2017
Publication of the conference programme  8 March 2017
Conference registration closing date 24 March 2017


The Main Conference will host both competitive papers and posters. The poster session is reserved to papers that are at an early stage of development. During the submission process, authors will be asked to choose whether their paper is to be considered for a competitive or for a poster session. Accepted papers will ultimately be allocated to either types of sessions after considering suggestions of referees.
In order to maximize participation to the Conference, we may have to restrict the number of papers from the same authors to a maximum of three.
Papers submitted to the Main Conference cannot be submitted also to the Doctoral Colloquium.
Proposals for special tracks and panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to [log in to unmask], by January 24th 2017.

Submission of papers to the Main Conference  is managed through Conftool Pro at papers may be submitted from 1 November 2016.


The Academy of International Business UK&Ireland Chapter is organising the colloquium for students in International Business. The colloquium will be held at the Henley Business School on Thursday 6th April 2017 to accommodate the character of both conferences, and be followed by the opening plenary on Thursday evening. . 

Key dates to note:
Submission of papers opens     1 November 2016
Online paper submission closes 24 January 2017
Early-bird registration ends on  1 March 2017 (inclusive) 

For details and guidelines on the doctoral colloquium go to our website

Papers submitted to the Main Conference cannot be submitted also to the Doctoral Colloquium.

For further information please contact  Secretary of Doctoral Colloquium, Miss Jane Brittin on [log in to unmask] or Doctoral Convenor, Dr Margaret Fletcher [log in to unmask].


Registration will open on 1 November 2016. Visit
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If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Administrator Daria Radwan by email at [log in to unmask] or by phone on +44(0) 1183786597.

Rajneesh Narula
The John H. Dunning Chair of International Business
Henley Business School



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