Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross-posting. A friendly reminder of our other coference this summer in Chongqing, China!

The 2019 International Conference of Marketing and International Business (ICMIB)


Special Issue Workshop of

Management International Review (SSCI)


The Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) is delighted to host the 2019 International Conference of Marketing and International Business. This conference includes the Management International Review (MIR) Special Issue Paper Development Workshop. MIR is a prestigious SSCI journal, ranked on ABS 3* list. The conference organizers and Management International Review Special Issue guest editors welcome studies that include data from both frontier/emerging and developed economies. The conference will be held on August 20-21, 2019 in Chongqing, China. The conference registration will open starting Monday evening on August 19, 2019.


Keynote speakers


Ajai S. Gaur, Rutgers Business School (USA)

Joachim Wolf, The Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Germany)

Timothy M. Devinney, Leeds University Business School (UK)

Alfredo Jiménez, Kedge Business School (France)

Jeoung Yul Lee, Hongik Univ. (South Korea) / Leeds Univ. Business School (UK)


Conference Theme: “Marketing, networking and learning of domestic and multinational corporations”


Topics include (but are not limited to):


International Business Strategy and Organization

Economic Geography

Global Value Chains

International Business, Innovation and Knowledge Flows

SMEs and International Entrepreneurship

Internationalization from and to Emerging Markets/Transition Economies

Finance and Corporate Governance

Political Risk and International Business-Government relationships

International Business, CSR and Sustainable Development

International Human Resource Management and Cross-cultural Issues

. Research Methods

International Marketing

Marketing Research, Methods, and Analysis

Consumer Research with Experimental, Quantitative and Mixed Methods

Digital and Social Media Marketing

Ethics and Socially Responsible Marketing

Marketing Strategy

Selling and Sales Management in Business and Consumer Markets

Managing Customer Experience and Value

Consumer Well-Being

Advertising, Promotions, and Integrated Approaches

Society and Culture in Marketing

New Frontiers in Retail and Brand Management


Guest Editors:

Timothy M. Devinney (University of Leeds, UK), [log in to unmask]

Jeoung Yul Lee (Hongik U., South Korea / Leeds U. Business School, UK), [log in to unmask]

Alfredo Jimenez (KEDGE Business School, France), [log in to unmask]




The deadline for submission of abstracts, extended abstract, or papers is July 19, 2019. Please submit your work via email: MIR[log in to unmask] . An abstract should be more than 150-200 words, and an extended abstract should be more than 1,000 words at least. The submission document should be MS Word or pdf format. Font should be Times New Roman, and font size should be 12 with single spaced. There is no fee for submission.


As a part of this international conference, Management International Review (MIR) Special Issue Paper Development Workshop will be held in the same venue of the conference on August 20, 2019. The title of the Special Issue is “INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING AND SUCCESS- VS. FAILURE-BASED LEARNING OF SMES.”


Founded in 1960, MIR published its 59th volume in 2019. As of 2017, MIR's 2017 Impact Factor was 2.279, and 5-year Impact Factor (2017) was 2.752. MIR is also ranked on the ABS 3* list.

Please visit the Management International Review website at to learn more about the journal.  


During the conference, guest editors for the MIR Special Issue and the MIR editorial board members will provide constructive feedback to abstracts or paper presentations to improve the quality of their abstracts or papers to enlarge the effect of the learning how to improve their research.


Expected acceptance notification date for the Special Issue Conference: July 29, 2019


Conference Information


Conference organization sponsoring institution:


Chongqing Technology and Business University


Conference registration fee: 1,000 RMB or 150 USD



Organization committee:


Ajai S. Gaur (Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business)

Joachim Wolf (Co-Editor-in-Chief, Management International Review)

Timothy M. Devinney (Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies)

Jeoung Yul Lee (Associate Editor, Asian Business & Management)

Alfredo Jiménez

Qun Bai

Qingjun Zeng

Yu Shen

Jiafu Su

Lin Cui

Tingyong Zhong

Charles Chen


Conference Venue


Hua Shang Hotel


No.33 Xuefu Ave.

Nan'an District



Contact Email


For further information regarding the Special Issue Workshop, please contact the Handling Guest Editor Dr. Jeoung Yul Lee ([log in to unmask]). For any other information, you may contact the organization committee chair or Dr. Jiafu Su ([log in to unmask]).


Information about Keynote Speakers


Ajai Gaur

Prof. Ajai S. Gaur is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business and Vice Chair in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University (USA). In June 2017, He has been re-elected to serve a second two-year term as the President of the Asia Academy of Management. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. In January 2019, he has been awarded Rutgers Business School Dean’s Research Professor award for three years.


Prof. Joachim Wolf holds the Chair of Organization Theory and Organization Design at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany. Professor Wolf has published over 50 scholary articles and 15 books, most of them dealing with the management and organization of national and multinational firms. Since January 2006, Professor Wolf has been one of the Management International Review’s (MIR’s) Co-Editors-in-Chief.

Professor Timothy Devinney

Prof. Timothy M. Devinney holds the Leadership Chair at the University of Leeds (Leeds, UK). He is a Consulting Editor of Journal of International Business Studies, and has worked long time on the Editorial Boards of Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Long Range Planning, etc. Until recently, he worked as a former Co-Editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, Associate Editor of Management Science, Co-Editor of the Advances in International Management book series (Emerald), co-editor of Annals in Social Responsibility, and Director and Editor of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). He received a BSc (Psychology and Applied Mathematics) from Carnegie Mellon University and MA, MBA, and PhD (Economics) degrees from the University of Chicago.

Prof. Alfredo Jiménez is Associate Professor at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux. Kedge Business School is one of the top 10 business schools in France. He has published several papers in prestigious SSCI journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review and Journal of Business Research. At present, he serves in as a Senior Editor of the European Journal of International Management and he was recently the Lead Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Global Virtual Teams at the Journal of International Management and a Co-Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Success- vs. Failure-Based Learning of SMEs at the Management International Review. He has also been a visiting scholar in different institutions in Norway, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Italy, Ecuador and Mexico, as well as participating in the X-Culture Project as a member of its Advisory Board and instructor. He is project reviewer for the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and for the Government of Ecuador and Poland.

Prof. Jeoung Yul Lee is Associate Professor at Hongik University School of Business Management (Sejong, South Korea), Distinguished Professor at Chongqing Technology and Business University (Chongqing, China), and Visiting Associate Professor at Leeds University Business School (Leeds, UK). At present, he serves as Associate Editor of Asian Business & Management, on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Business Review, and on the Editorial Review Boards of the Management International Review, Management and Organization Review, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management as well as on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing (England, UK). He holds as a Handling Guest Editor of Special Issue on Success- vs. Failure-Based Learning of SMEs at the Management International Review, as well as the Lead Guest Editor of Special Issue on MNCs’ Evolution versus Decline at the Management Decision. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center of the Wharton School, and he published two papers with Professor Ian C. MacMillan (Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing) there as well as other 23 more papers in SSCI journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management, Long Range Planning, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Among them a majority of papers are on the ABS 3* or 4* list.

Best regards

Alfredo Jiménez, PhD

Associate Professor
KEDGE Business School
Coordinator "HR, Leadership and Change Management" Master Track
Senior Editor European Journal of International Management
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