*July 2-3, 2020 – Miami, Florida*

*Submission Deadline:* *December 15, 2019*

*Program Chair**: YUHEE JUNG, Gakushuin University*

AJBS will hold its 33rd Annual Meeting in cooperation with the Academy of
International Business (AIB) in Miami, Florida. The combined conference
will run from July 2nd through July 6th. The AJBS conference is July 2-3
and the AIB conference is July 2-6, 2020. The Program Chair for this year’s
conference is Yuhee Jung, from Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan.

*About AJBS:* From its genesis as an informal network in 1982, AJBS was
officially organized and held its first conference at the Wharton Business
School in January, 1987. AJBS holds annual conferences at venues throughout
the world, providing an opportunity for discussion of current developments
and research on a range of business, public policy and teaching issues
related to Japan. Papers for AJBS conference presentation are double blind
peer reviewed. Accepted papers are considered for publication in the
journal, Asian Business & Management (ABM). AJBS welcomes scholars,
students and practitioners from all disciplinary backgrounds who are
interested in Japanese business issues.

Why should you participate in both (AJBS and AIB) conferences?  With one
trip, you can attend both the most prestigious professional meeting in
international business and an intimate conference that focuses specifically
on Japanese business issues. The AJBS conference provides additional
opportunities for journal publication and best paper awards, as detailed

*Submission types:*  AJBS welcomes papers and panel proposals.  Earlier
stage papers may be submitted for inclusion in interactive sessions.  Later
stage, fully developed papers should be submitted for competitive
sessions.  Please note that final assignment to interactive or competitive
sessions depends on reviewer inputs and other considerations.

Authors may submit papers to either or both conferences. AJBS will consider
submissions that have already been presented elsewhere, but not published
in a journal or book. Authors are encouraged to consider submitting a paper
tailored to the specialized audience at the AJBS conference as well as a
modified version appropriate for a wider audience at AIB. As done in past
years, we also plan to have one session run by AJBS at the AIB conference.

Panel proposals are also welcomed.  Panels should be focused upon topics
relevant to Japanese business.  Also included in the topics welcomed are
those relating to what the rest of the world can learn from Japanese
business.  The panelists must have relevant expertise or background to
inform the proposed topic.  Panel proposals should include the names and
affiliation of the panelists, a brief bio for each panelist, a description
of the purpose of the panel, and an overview of the topics to be
addressed.  Panel submissions are not blind.

*Submission Deadline:* Sunday, December 15, 2019.  Please submit your paper
or panel proposal via the AJBS online submission system (

We kindly ask you to upload your paper in MS-Word format. Submissions must
be on letter paper (8.5"x11" or 216x279 mm), with double-spaced text and a
font size of 11 points or larger.

For papers, please follow the JIBS style guide (

Please submit papers in MS-Word format (if MS-Word format is not available,
please use a basic text format that can be easily converted to MS-Word.
Please do not submit papers in PDF format.). To facilitate the blind review
process, remove ALL author-identifying information from the papers. Papers
will be double-blind reviewed, with the conference papers selected and
authors notified by late February, 2020.

*Conference Registration:* Registration for the conference is handled
through AIB and registration for AIB and AJBS can be done at one time.
Membership is required in both AIB and AJBS, but AJBS membership includes a
one-year subscription to Asian Business & Management.

*Asian Business & Management:* In 2003 AJBS established a partnership with
the journal Asian Business & Management (ABM), published by Palgrave
Macmillan in the U.K. As in recent years, the editor of ABM, together with
the AJBS conference committee, will select several papers from this year's
conference program to be considered for publication in ABM.

*Palgrave Macmillan – AJBS Best Paper Award: * Palgrave Macmillan has
sponsored a ‘Best Paper’ prize at the annual AJBS meetings. The Best Paper
Committee will review the finalist papers and select the winning paper.

For further information: Information on Miami, Florida, the meeting venue
and AIB conference is available at

For questions regarding conference papers and submissions, please contact
Yuhee Jung ([log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>). For questions or
comments regarding AJBS or conference registration, please contact
[log in to unmask] or the AJBS President, Fabian Jintae Froese (
[log in to unmask]).

鄭 有希(ちょん ゆひ)
学習院大学 国際社会科学部 教授
〒171-8588 東京都豊島区目白1-5-1
TEL: 03-5992-1314
E-mail: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>

Yuhee Jung, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Faculty of International Social Science
Gakushuin University
1-5-1 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588,
TEL: +81-3-5992-1314
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