8th IB & Finance Paper Development Workshop

“Advancing Interdisciplinary Perspectives in IB & Finance Research”


At Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU – Vienna)

In collaboration with King’s Business School, September 3rd 2021

Deadline for extended abstracts or full papers: July 1st 2021

The workshop is expected to be held physically but may be converted into a digital or hybrid format if travel remains restricted because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this case, we will accommodate both virtual and physical presentations.


For the eight consecutive year, we invite researchers to join their efforts and creativity in developing papers at the intersection of International Business and Finance. The workshop is designed to connect junior scholars to like-minded peers, and to offer hands-on guidance from senior faculty from the fields. The workshop is organized and financially supported by the Department of Global Business and Trade at WU Vienna and King’s Business School in London.

Aim and Background of the Workshop:

IB researchers increasingly call for further integration of Finance and IB (Agmon, 2006, Cumming, Filatotchev, Knill, Reeb, & Senbet, 2017, Puck & Filatotchev, 2018). The goal of the 8th IB & Finance Paper Development Workshop is to create an interactive forum for both IB/Finance researchers. We also encourage contributions from Strategy, Accounting and Management with international and/or Finance perspectives. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

·     Current topics in managing and financing international business activities (e.g., Brexit, global protectionism, economic disintegration)

·     Governance and international finance (e.g., risk behaviour, agency cost)

·     Institutional context and international finance (e.g., liability of foreignness in capital markets, local financial context, legitimacy, isomorphism)

·     International capital structure and internal capital markets (e.g., diversification, international transfer pricing, arbitrage, taxation)

·     Ownership effects on internationalization (e.g., family ownership, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds)

·     Financial risk management in internationalization (e.g., hedging, trade finance, risk reporting)

·     International strategic finance (e.g., listing location, location specific financial advantages, project finance, syndication)

·     Firm level issues in financing internationalization (e.g., SMEs, MNEs, EMNEs, born globals, export finance and FDI finance, joint ventures)

·     Integrating IB and Finance theories (e.g., TCE, RBV, OLI, real options, agency and institutional theory).


Expected senior faculty members at workshop (2021):

·       Prof. Igor Filatotchev (King’s College London & WU Vienna)

·       Prof. Thomas Lindner (University of Innsbruck & WU Vienna)

Because of COVID some senior faculties may be forced to join virtually.


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Dr. Jakob Müllner
Associate Professor
WU Vienna – Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Institute for International Business
Department of Global Business and Trade
Welthandelsplatz 1 / D1. 5. OG, A-1020 Wien
Tel.: +43-1-313 36-4374
Fax: +43-1-313 36-90-4374
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