EIBA CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE ‘WHAT’ AND ‘HOW’ OF SUSTAINABILITY-RELATED RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION
IN AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONTEXT
Time & Date: 16.00 - 17.30 CET, 12/12/2020
Registration: Click here to register
Sustainability, broadly defined, is a topic of increasing interest in the IB community, particularly among PhD candidates
and early and mid-career academics. These scholars are looking for outlets such as conferences and journals towards which they can direct their research and writing. Given that much of the sustainability research is (a) by nature interdisciplinary and (b)
covers a wide range of topics that may touch on but are not necessarily within an individual researcher’s primary area of interest, these scholars often have a difficult time developing research idea, determining where their research interests fit, and getting
their work noticed or having an impact on the literature, society, and policy. There also is a growing interest in networking and exchanging views about sustainability in IB.
Considering the above, Ph.D. candidates and early and mid-career scholars in IB would benefit from hearing from
and networking with senior scholars (the facilitators) who are interested and experienced in IB-related sustainability-oriented research in the following key areas:
(1) How to best express that this area of research is timely, valuable and necessary;
(2) What kind of sustainability topics might be of interest;
(3) How to frame the interdisciplinary topics that typify sustainability-oriented issues;
(4) How to navigate the whole journal submission process in different outlets.
Senior scholars will in turn benefit from hearing what these emerging scholars are interested in and why they are
motivated to conduct research on sustainability in an IB context. As such, this session will function as a guided conversation among scholars who share a common interest.
This workshop is intended to be a relaxed, friendly meeting among scholars who share a common interest. It will
run as follows:
Conversation initiated by senior scholars (as the facilitators):
The senior scholars who are participating in this conversation, while sharing an overall interest in sustainability
in an IB context, represent a wide variety of research and editorial expertise and interests. Each senior scholar will spend a maximum 5 minutes to list their 3 best tips and tricks relevant for the audience.
Conversation with participants:
Following the short opening talks from the senior scholars, workshop participants will be encouraged to submit questions they want to address to any or all of the senior scholars and participate in the conversation via the Q&A feature of the virtual session which will be collected/curated by the organizers. Participants will also be given the opportunity to submit questions to the organisers beforehand (via email).
The Q&A feature:
1) Participants will have the opportunity to take turn to speak/comment (depending on the number of attendees, breakout
rooms may be used to facilitate better interaction). It is hoped that contributions from the participants will lead to a wider-ranging conversation. These questions and comments can range from research crafting, panel development and impactful research to
publishing in specific journals;
2) Participants can also use the chat feature of the virtual session to make comments that may be of interest to
all participants (e.g., “I am researching the use of circular economy practices in GVCs. Is anyone else doing this?”).
Given that the format of the workshop is a guided conversation, there is no restriction to the number of participants.
It is hoped that all interested Ph.D. candidates and early and mid-career academics will benefit. However, should you wish to attend this workshop and be informed of similar events in the future, please register via the link provided above.
FACILITATORS AND ORGANIZERS
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and International Business Management, Leeds University Business School
Valentina de Marchi
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova
Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business, Villanova University
Professor Emerita in Management and Research Professor of Law, Texas A&M University
Professor in International Business, Birmingham Business School
Professor of International Business, Amsterdam Business School
Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University
Rob van Tulder
Professor of International Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management
Professor of International Business Strategy, University of Calgary
All queries should be directed to:
AIB Sustainability SIG Co-Chair (St Francis College, New York), [log in to unmask]
AIB Sustainability SIG Co-Chair (University of Surrey, UK), [log in to unmask]