HICSS-54 | January 5 8, 2021 | Grand Hyatt Kauai

The Hawaii International Conference of Systems Science is organized at the amazing Kauai island. It includes several tracks that are possible for International Business scholars. I share with you below details of the one that is perhaps closest to the IB community. The registration details and more information can be found from the below links:


June 15, 2020:            Paper Submission Deadline (11:59 pm HST)
August 17, 2020:         Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

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International Business and Born Digitals

This conference explores the impact and role of international business and digitalization in global groups and organizations. This is crucial for instance for internationalizing firms and already global organizations as well as born digitals. Success of their international business operations and marketing is depending on effective learning and knowledge coordination. Our minitrack covers aspects related to international business, digitalization, knowledge intensive firms like born digitals, and the role of culture within these contexts. We are open to all methodological and theoretical approaches and welcome papers from researchers as well as practitioners.

Potential topics in our minitrack may include, but are not limited to:

       Digitalization in the context of internationalizing firms or global organizations

       The role of digital artifacts in international new ventures and other entrepreneurial firms

       Born digital firms, being digital from inception and featuring a digital infrastructure

       Business models of born digitals and internationalizing firms

       The role of cultural differences in managing and designing international customer relationship and other marketing activities in the digitalized world

       Digital platforms in the context of international business and born digitals

       Managing global diversity and sustainability through digitalization and sharing economy

       Practitioner papers and field studies in topics above

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Mika Gabrielsson (Primary Contact)
University of Eastern Finland
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Arto Ojala
University of Vaasa
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Minna Rollins
University of West Georgia
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Sara Fraccastoro
University of Eastern Finland
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