I am happy to announce the 8th Reading IB conference in conjunction with the 48th AIB-UKI conference will be held at the Henley Business School from 8th-9th April 2022. We are very much intending to run the conference in the traditional format, which means we hope people will be able to turn up in person. We intend to maintain the Reading tradition of open-ended debates and interactive plenary sessions, and at the same time, in the tradition of the AIB-UKI conferences, encourage a broader variety of papers to the parallel sessions. We will also offer a pre-conference doctoral colloquium and dedicated sessions for early career and doctoral researchers.  


For full details on how to submit, see https://www.aib-uki.org/conference.html


The three debates will centre around Inequality, Geography and GVCs. The Conference also welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that go beyond the Conference theme and can encompass all areas of international business.

The Main Conference will begin in the morning of Friday 8th April 2022 and close on Saturday  9th April 2022 by 5pm. Several pre-conference activities will be organised, including the AIB-UKI Doctoral Colloquium and Paper Development Workshops. More information on these activities and a preliminary outline of the Conference Programme will be available at https://www.aib-uki.org/conference.html.


 17 December 2021

Submission of papers/extended abstracts opens

 31 January 2022

Submission for Main Conference deadline

11 February 2022

Submission for Doctoral Colloquium and panel proposals deadline

 1 March 2022

Notification of submissions review decisions

 7 March 2022

Presenter registration deadline

 15 March 2022

Publication of the conference programme


Proposals for special panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to [log in to unmask], by 11 February 2022.

DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM The Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter organises the colloquium for PhD students. The colloquium will be held at Henley Business School on Thursday 7 April 2022.

Instructions for submission at the Doctoral Colloquium will be available at https://www.aib-uki.org/conference.html. For more information, please contact the Doctoral Colloquium Convener, Surender Munjal [log in to unmask]


Don’t miss this opportunity to drink warm English Lager in a post-Brexit Britain!  Lock these dates in! Book your flights!  I am attaching the call for papers in pdf, so you may print it and circulate to your loved ones with their Christmas gifts.



Rajneesh Narula, OBE, PhD, FRSA

The John H. Dunning Chair in International Business

Henley Business School, Reading University



twitter: @narular




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