Seventeenth Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop

Academy of International Business Annual Meeting

Miami, Florida, USA

Friday, July 3, 2020


The seventeenth Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS)
Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Miami, Florida, USA from
8:30am-1:30pm on Friday, July 3, 2020, 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 90-minute main session (10:15am-11:45pm), 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 (12:00pm-1:30pm), several 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. Papers
should be submitted through the JIBS Workshop Submission System located at
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applicant should submit only one paper. The deadline for submissions is
January 3rd, 2020, 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, 2020, and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by
March 15th, 2020. 

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


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