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Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your paper to the 2021 AIB US Northeast Annual Conference, held in person at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, October 15-16, 2021.

The 2021 conference theme is “ Opportunities and Challenges in the Global Arena: Technology, Digitalization, & Business”. The deadline for abstract submission is August 15, 2021.

The submission site will open officially on May 15, 2021 and a notice will be sent out before that.

Conference Overview:

The increasing integration of digitalization in today’s global economy and the constant technological innovation from all sectors have profoundly transformed the face of international business activities. The development of digital technologies disrupts and destabilizes existing business models, competitions, industry boundaries by changing the game rules and altering relationships among businesses, suppliers, customers, and other entities, including local, national, international, government, and NGOs. This wave of change is characterized as “the fourth industrial revolution” (Schwab, 2016) and the “new logic of competition” (Kimura, Reeves, and Whitaker, 2019). During the pandemic, many companies have expedited adopting digital technologies, and many changes could stay for the long haul. Indeed, competitiveness in the 2020s has become digitally global, interdependent, and interpenetrating across all industries, sectors of economics, and national borders.

This wave of technology change has undoubtedly impacted the global business environment and operations in many significant ways. Researchers in the international business field has been called to investigate such impact theoretically and empirically (Tulder, Verbeke, and Piscitello, 2019). Continuing this scholarly pursuit, we welcome scholars and practitioners around the world to join us in person, in Connecticut, during the peak of beautiful foliage season to discuss the theme topic.

Please find the attached Call for Paper. We look forward to meeting you in Fairfield, CT in this October!

Best regards,


On Behalf of

The AIB-US Northeast Chapter Leadership Team

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Jun Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Vice-Chair, Academy of International Business US Northeast Chapter
Associate Editor, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
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