JIBS Paper Development Workshop
Academy of International Business, Western Europe Chapter

EIBA 2017 | Milan, Italy | Thursday, 14 December 2017

Submission deadline: 11 September 2017

The 2017 Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop (JIBS-PDW) will be held between 08:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday 14 December at the conference venue (Politecnico di Milano), as part of the pre-conference activities taking place before the formal start of the EIBA 2017 conference that same afternoon. Participants should therefore plan to arrive in Milan the evening before. 

The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by José Pla-Barber (AIB-WE chapter chair) and Becky Reuber (JIBS Area Editor), the 2017 JIBS-PDW involves JIBS editors, many experienced scholars, and editorial board members.

The purpose of the JIBS-PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business studies. While we hope that many of these papers will be eventually submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and bring new scholars into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior authors or junior faculty members who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars (1) who are located in universities in emerging economies or in universities that offer limited support for international business research, and/or (2) who are trained in disciplines less commonly associated with the field (e.g., human geography, political science, ethnography, or economic history) but interested in conducting international business research. 

The JIBS-PDW is structured to provide feedback to authors with research papers, and to researchers who are designing empirical studies, on International Business topics. PDW participants will receive feedback on their work from JIBS editors, members of the Consulting Editors Board (CEB), Editorial Review Board (ERB), and other experienced scholars. The 2017 program will start with an introductory session led by JIBS Area Editor Becky Reuber. The participants will then be divided into groups. Authors will be paired with CEB, ERB, and guest editors, for two-on-two discussions where two guest editors will provide feedback to three authors on improving their papers.

Prospective participants in the 2017 JIBS-PDW are invited to submit their paper manuscripts to Jose Pla-Barber ([log in to unmask]) by Friday 1 September 2017. Please note that each applicant may make only one submission, but may also have submitted the same (or another) version of the paper for presentation at the EIBA 2017 Conference. All authors should indicate their names, e-mails, and affiliations, on the cover page of the manuscript. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and should follow the JIBS Guide for Authors. (

Participation at the JIBS-PDW is limited to 10 papers. Participants will be selected based on the quality of their submitted work, and will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than 29 September. Participants will be required to confirm their participation by 14 October, and they will then be invited to submit a revised manuscript (i.e., the version to be discussed at the JIBS-PDW) by 24 November.

NOTE: All participants must be registered for the EIBA 2017 Conference ( before they confirm their attendance at the JIBS-PDW.

JIBS-PDW 2017 Key Dates:
•	11 September 2017
Deadline for paper submissions (to Jose Pla-Barber)
•	29 September 2017
Notification of acceptance to successful applicants
•	14 October 2017
Confirmation required from successful applicants that they will attend the JIBS-PDW and have duly registered for the EIBA 2017 Conference
•	24 November 2017
Deadline for submitting updated paper submissions (to Jose Pla-Barber)
•	14 December 2017
JIBS-PDW takes place at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
•	14-16 December 2017
43rd EIBA Annual Conference
Please address any questions to: José Pla-Barber, AIB-WE Chapter Chair ([log in to unmask]) 
José Pla-Barber			
JIBS PDW Organizer
University of Valencia

Becky Reuber
Area Editor JIBS
University of Toronto

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