CALL FOR PAPERS Interactive Research Development Workshop and Conference Internationalization of SMEs in the Digital Age -Opportunities and Threats- Free University of Bozen – Bolzano, Italy April 29-30, 2019 Submission Guidelines At first stage, we ask for submitting brief summaries (extended abstracts) that should not exceed two single-spaced pages and are limited to 1,200 words that address a specific SME-related internationalization topic preferably combined with digitalization. All submission will undergo a review process and those authors whose papers are accepted are invited and expected to present their research at the conference next year. Deadlines & Dates Submission of extended abstracts: December 20, 2018 Acceptance Notifications: January 31, 2019 Preliminary Program published: February 28, 2019 Keynote Speech Prof. Farok Contractor 'Distinguished Professor' in the Management and Global Business Department at Rutgers Business School – Rutgers University “On the importance of international strategic alliances for the success of SME internationalization” Program Committee Farok Contractor (Rutgers Business School) Timothy Devinney (Leeds University Business School) Marjaana Gunkel (Free University of Bozen) Antonio Majocchi (University of Pavia) Michael Nippa (Free University of Bozen) Torben Pedersen (Bocconi and Copenhagen Business School) Christian Schwens (University of Cologne) Conference Organizers Katharina Gilli, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Marjaana Gunkel, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Michael Nippa, [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> Valerio Veglio, [log in to unmask] Interested scholars may contact Prof. Michael Nippa or any other member of the conference organizers for any kind of request and may already attach a draft of their research idea. Additional information will be soon available on our website: https://ios.events.unibz.it/ We are looking forward to your submission and participation! Finally, I wish you and your families, friends, and colleagues a Merry Christmas and a pleasant start into a hopefully successful but foremost peaceful New Year 2019. Michael ____ 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.