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Sixteenth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop

Academy of International Business Annual Meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday, June 24, 2019

The sixteenth Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 8:30am–1:30pm on Monday, June 24, 2019, as part of the pre-conference program for the Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meeting. 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 University and by Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

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-minute 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 IB journals.  Second, during a 120-minute main session (10:15am–12:15pm), groups of two authors (with substantively related papers) will be paired with groups of two 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 (12:30–1:30), 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 http://meetings.aib.msu.edu/jibs/2019/. Please note that each applicant should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2019, in the authors’ time zone. Submitted papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide (http://www.palgrave.com/gp/journal/41267/authors/presentation-formatting). 

Submitting authors will be notified of the results of the review process by March 1st, 2019, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 15th, 2019.

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 ([log in to unmask]).


Stav Fainshmidt                                                  Alain Verbeke
JIBS PDW Organizer                                          Editor-in-Chief
Florida International University                         Journal of International Business Studies


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