Fifteenth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop
Academy of International Business Annual Meetings
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Monday, June 25, 2018


Submission Deadline: January 15th, 2018


The Fifteenth Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper
Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United
States from 8:30am - 1:30pm on Monday, June 25, 2018, as part of the
pre-conference program for the Academy of International Business (AIB)
annual meetings. The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach
activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by Alain Verbeke
(JIBS EIC) and Stav Fainshmidt (Florida International University), the PDW
involves several JIBS Editors and Editorial Review Board (ERB) Members, and
is sponsored by the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern

The purpose of the PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental
feedback on their current research papers in IB studies. While we hope that
many of these papers will eventually be submitted to JIBS, the purpose of
the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and to bring new
scholars successfully into the IB field. We invite original papers from
junior scholars who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we
hope to attract papers from scholars who are located in universities in
emerging and developing economies.

The PDW will be structured to provide extensive feedback to authors whose
research papers have been accepted by the workshop organizers. The program
will have three components. First, a 90-minutes introductory session (8:30am
- 10:00am) led by members of the JIBS editorial team will discuss the
manuscript review process, and various topics relevant to authors seeking to
publish in JIBS or other outlets in the ecosystem of international business
journals. Second, during a 120-minutes main session (10:15am - 12:15pm),
groups of two authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired
with groups of 2 JIBS Editors/ERB Members, whereby each individual paper
will receive attention from each paired Editor/ERB Member for two times
thirty minutes. The main focus will be on how to improve the papers
discussed, so as to increase the probability of acceptance by a journal in
the ecosystem of IB journals. Third, during lunch-time (12:30pm - 1:30pm),
two Editors/ERB Members will provide insight into their personal publication
strategies and pathways for sustained, successful publishing.

Only a limited number of manuscripts will be accepted for the PDW.
Participants will be invited based on the quality and potential intellectual
contribution of their submitted work. Papers should be submitted through the
JIBS Workshop Submission System located at
<> Please note that each applicant
should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is January 15th,
2018 in the authors' time zone. Submitted papers must be less than 10,000
words in length, and follow the
JIBS Style Guide.

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review process by
March 1st, 2018, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by
March 15th, 2018.

Please note that authors will need to register for the AIB conference in
order to participate in the JIBS PDW. Also note that the Junior Faculty
Consortium and the Doctoral Consortium run in parallel with the JIBS PDW. It
will therefore not be possible to participate in the JIBS PDW if
participating in any of the other aforementioned events.

Please address any questions to: Stav Fainshmidt ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
[log in to unmask]), JIBS Resident Coordinator at Florida International

Stav Fainshmidt
JIBS PDW Organizer 
Florida International University


Alain Verbeke
Journal of International Business Studies


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