Dear Colleagues, The 28thAnnual Conference of the American Society for Competitiveness will be held on October 26-28, 2017 in Washington D.C. Area. The theme of the conference is***Breaking Down Barriers to Competitiveness: A Path Forward**. *The sub-themes include: Strategic Intent & Initiatives, Global Manufacturing and Competitiveness, Managing Intellectual Property, Sustainability, Geopolitics & Geostrategies, Economic Nationalism, Investment and Banking, Healthcare, Political instability/ chaos and International Trade, and Competing in Dynamic Global Industries. *CEOs and policymakers often attend the Conference. Some industrial sessions and symposiums will be organized. *** ** *The Conference invites conceptual papers, empirical studies, case studies, proposals, and panel discussions pertaining to both traditional and contemporary themes related to competitiveness and organizational performance in the global marketplace.* The deadline for receiving submission is: *JUNE 15, 2017.* Please send your contribution to: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> http://www.eberly.iup.edu/ASCWeb/ ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.