Dear colleagues,
We want to draw your attention to a very interesting and pleasant opportunity. At the beautiful Hawaiian island of Maui the Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS) will be organized in January 7-10, 2020. The conference is a multidisciplinary and it is very suitable for International Business researchers. To illustrate there is, for instance, a minitrack on "Culture, International business, and knowledge systems"
Papers can  explore the impact and role of culture on managing knowledge and designing and implementing knowledge systems within local and global groups and organizations. This is crucial for instance for internationalizing firms and already global organizations. Success of their international business operations and marketing is depending on effective learning and knowledge coordination.
The conference covers broad issues related to culture (sub-cultures as well as national cultures) and knowledge systems. We are open to all methodological and theoretical approaches and welcome papers as well as research-in-progress papers from researchers and practitioners.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

  *   Transferring and sharing of cultural and indigenous knowledge and designing knowledge systems
  *   Implementing knowledge systems in internationalizing firms or global organizations
  *   Managing knowledge in international new ventures and other entrepreneurial firms
  *   Cultural differences in managing and designing customer relationship and other
marketing related knowledge systems
  *   Challenges of managing knowledge in culturally diverse teams and organizations
  *   Knowledge systems in cross-border mergers & acquisitions
  *   Sharing and using knowledge collected from different markets and regions
  *   Global Account Management and knowledge systems
  *   Case studies focusing on knowledge systems in culturally diverse groups and
  *   Impact of knowledge, culture, and digitalization on firms' internationalization
  *   Practitioner papers and field studies in the topics above
If you have interest in Culture, IB and knowledge systems related topics, please contact:
Mika Gabrielsson (Primary Contact)
University of Eastern Finland
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Minna Rollins
University of West Georgia
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Arto Ojala
University of Jyväskylä
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Important Dates for Paper Submission to HICSS 2020
Paper Submission
April 15, 2019:            Beginning of Submission Period
June 15, 2019:            Paper Submission Deadline (11:59 pm HST)
August 17, 2019:        Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22, 2019: Deadline for Final Manuscript
October 1, 2019:         Deadline for at least one author to register
HICSS-53 Conference
January 7, 2020:          Symposia, Workshops, and Tutorials
January 8-10, 2020:    Paper Presentations

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