Registration is now open for the virtual 2020 AIB Canada Chapter and iBEGIN Conference. The conference is free of charge.

A new session has been added to the program by the newly created AIB Sustainability Shared Interest Group!

Also, consider submitting your paper to the JIBS-JIBP PDW by November 9th, 2020.

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Virtual 2020 AIB Canada Chapter and iBEGIN Conference

Sustainable Innovation & Entrepreneurship in a Fragmented World


November 20, 2020

4pm – 9pm Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

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The conference includes three panels, an AIB Sustainability SIG session, a JIBS-JIBP paper development workshop, and an interactive roundtable session to discuss own research interests with established academics.



PANEL: Where Should We Go With Sustainable And International Entrepreneurship Research?

Panelists:          Becky Reuber, University of Toronto and Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria

Moderator:        Kristin Brandl, University of Victoria


SESSION: AIB Sustainability Shared Interest Group

Facilitation:      Sustainability SIG Chairs John Dilyard and Shasha Zhao and AIB President Jeremy Clegg

The workshop focuses on sustainability issues that have emerged from the pandemic and what that means for research, teaching, and policy.


PANEL: Global Innovation Systems in An Age of Great Disruptions

Panelists:          David Teece, University of California – Berkeley and Max von Zedtwitz, Copenhagen Business School

Moderator:        Ram Mudambi, Temple University


PANEL: How Are NGOs Advancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation, And Sustainability Within Global Value Chains? Where are the Opportunities for Improvement?

Panelists:          Joanne Lebert, Impact, Kevin Telmer, Artisanal Gold Council, and Mathy Stanislaus, Global Battery Association

Moderator:        Anthony Goerzen, Queen’s University



Submission deadline: Monday, November 9, 2020

Joint Paper Development Workshop of the Journal of International Business Studies and the Journal of International Business Policy. See submission instructions at and submit your paper when registering for the conference here. Please address any questions regarding the PDW to the workshop facilitators: Klaus Meyer, JIBS Area Editor at [log in to unmask] and Ari Van Assche, JIBP Deputy Editor at [log in to unmask], or the conference organizers at [log in to unmask].



Submission deadline JIBS-JIBP PDW: November 9, 2020, see more at

Acceptance of submissions: November 13, 2020

Registration deadline: November 19, 2020, register here.  

Conference date: November 20, 2020, 4pm-9pm UTC

Conference cost and system: free of charge and facilitated via Zoom


We hope you will join us:

Conference organizers: Kristin Brandl ([log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask])

AIB Canada Convener: Anthony Goerzen ([log in to unmask])

iBEGIN Convener: Ram Mudambi ([log in to unmask]



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