June 15, 2017
With the emergence of the information and communication age, the associated changes in the character of international business activity have been profound. Some of the features that characterize the new age include organizational decentralization, vertical disintegration and specialization, modularity, flexibility, accelerated knowledge creation, exchange and diffusion, increased technological complexity, inter-organizational collaboration and openness, various kinds of networks and new manufacturing technologies. Institutional settings have also evolved alongside the new wave of technological innovation, leading to changes across countries in the mechanisms responsible for cross-country standardization, intellectual property rights, and regulatory requirements.
The EIBA 2017 Milan conference is dedicated to exploring the new opportunities and challenges that these changes in the international economic, technological, and social environment are creating for actors such as established MNEs, SMEs, international new ventures, and global start-ups, as well as for developing countries.
We invite competitive and interactive papers, posters as well as panel proposals on any of the EIBA 2017 conference tracks listed below (detailed description of the tracks can be found in the EIBA 2017 Conference Tracks Description page). Competitive papers should be close to a publishable state, whilst interactive papers and posters may be in an earlier stage of development.

1.     Internationalisation in the Information Age
Keith Brouthers and Bent Petersen

2.     Knowledge Management and Innovation
Isabel Alvarez and Grazia Santangelo 

3.     International Business and Economic Geography
Simona Iammarino and Ram Mudambi

4.     MNEs and Sustainable Development
Jonathan Doh and Elisa Giuliani 

5.     MNEs, Institutions and Policy
Ana Tavares-Lehmann and Sarianna Lundan

6.     MNE Subsidiary Strategy, and Inter-Firm and Intra-Firm Business Networks
Ulf Andersson


7.     MNE Organization and Strategy 
Torben Pedersen


8.     International Finance, Accounting and Corporate Governance
Igor Filatotchev and Jakob Müllner


9.     International HRM and Cross Cultural Issues
Dana Minbaeva


10.  International Marketing
Jorma Larimo


11.  SMEs and International Entrepreneurship
Niina Nummela and Ivo Zander


12.  Emerging Markets
Ilan Alon and Filip De Beule


13.  Novel ways of teaching and doing research
Jens Gammelgaard and Rob van Tulder


14.  International Business and Omnichannel Strategies (SIMA - Società Italiana di Management)
Charles Hofacker and Michela Matarazzo


·                  April 1st, 2017 >> Submission system opens
·                  July 16th, 2017 >> Submission deadline for papers and panel proposals
·                  September 1st, 2017 >> Registration opens
·                  September 1st, 2017 >> Submission deadline for posters, doctoral events,
            and paper development workshops
·                  September 15th, 2017 >> Decision notifications
·                  October 15th, 2017 >> Early-bird registration deadline
·                  December 14th - 16th, 2017 >> EIBA 2017 Milan conference!

In addition to the regular conference program, a series of pre-conference events and other activities (some listed below) will take place.  

·                  31st John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial
·                  6th EIBA Doctoral Symposium
·                  3rd EIBA Early Career Network Workshop
·                  IBR Paper Development Workshop
·                  JIBS Paper Development Workshop
·                  JIBP Paper Development Workshop  NEW 
More information on these events are posted on the corresponding pages of the conference website under “Programs”.
For more information, visit the “Awards” section on EIBA's website www.eiba.org.
·                  Danny Van Den Bulcke Best Paper Prize
·                  EIBA Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal in IB Award
·                  Copenhagen Business School Best Paper Prize
·                  IBR Best Journal Paper of the Year Award
·                  MRQ Best Reviewer Award
·                  EIBA Distinguished Honorary Fellowship Award
·                  Best Paper in each Track Awards including:
o        GSJ Global Strategy Research Prize (track 7)
o        IMR International Marketing Award (track 10)
o        International Journal of Emerging Markets (track 12)
·                  EPI-Journal of Industrial and Business Economics
·                  Best EIBA Conference Paper in IB at the intersection of International Trade 
            and Industrial Organization
Please visit the EIBA 2017 Milan conference website at www.eiba2017.org for more information. To contact the organizers, please send an email to [log in to unmask] – someone will reply as soon as possible. Please find attached a flyer of this Call to print and / or forward to colleagues.
We look forward to welcoming you to EIBA 2017 in Milan!
Lucia Piscitello (Politecnico di Milano) EIBA President & 2017 Conference Chair

Tel: +32 2 226 66 65 | Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
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