*Call for Papers*

*Academy of International Business US Northeast Annual Conference*

*Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15, 2022*


*Conference Theme*

*Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Social Sustainability*

*Proposal Abstract Deadline*: *August 1, 2022*


*American University*

*Kogod School of Business*

*4400 Massachusetts Ave NW*

*Washington, DC 20016*


*Research Keynote*

*Lucia Piscitello*, Professor of International Business, Politecnico di
Milano (Italy)

*Executive Keynote*

*Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi*, Chairman, Euroclear

*Global Policy Panel*
Paloma Bernal Turnes, Senior Economist Advisor (Consultant), Ministry of
International Affairs of Costa Rica Barbara Kotschwar, Executive Director,
Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, Visa U.S.A. Sunil Sharma,
Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Elliott School of International Affairs,
The George Washington University

*Meet The Editors Panel*

* Sharon Alvarez*, University of Pittsburgh, Associate Editor, *Academy of
Management Review*, former Associate Editor, *Strategic Entrepreneurship
* John Cantwell*,  Rutgers University, AIB Fellow, former
Editor-in-Chief, *Journal
of     *

*              International Business Studies*, former President of the
European International Business Academy (EIBA)
* Jonathan Doh*, Villanova University, AIB Fellow, AOM Fellow, General
Editor, *Journal of Management Studies*, incoming Area Editor, *Journal of
International Business Studies*, former Editor-in-Chief, *Journal of World

* Ram Mudambi*, Temple University, AIB Fellow, Co-Editor, *Global Strategy
Journal*, Area Editor, *Journal of International Business Policy*,
Consulting Editor & former Area Editor, *Journal of International Business
*Anu Phene*, George Washington University, AIB Fellow, Associate
Editor, *Global
Strategy Journal*, Consulting Editor, *Journal of International Business

*George O. White III*, University of Michigan-Flint, Associate Editor,
Business Review*, Guest Editor, *Journal of International Management*

*Senior Scholar Cafes hosted by:*

*Jonathan Doh*, General Editor, *Journal of Management Studies* and incoming
Area Editor, *Journal of International Business Studies*

*Ram Mudambi*, Co-Editor, *Global Strategy Journal* and Area Editor, *Journal
of International Business Policy*

More hosts will be announced in due course

*Journal of International Business Policy PDW*

*Conference Theme Special Issue at Multinational Business Review  *

*Doctoral Consortium *

*Several Best Paper Awards!!!*

*Chapter Chair*

Crystal Jiang, Bryant University

*Conference Chairs*

Jonathan Doh, Villanova University
Ram Mudambi, Temple University

*Program Chairs*

Frank L DuBois, American University

George O White III, University of Michigan-Flint

*About AIB US NE: *Academy of International Business US Northeast (AIB US
NE) is the regional chapter of the Academy of International Business. Our
region stretches from Maine to Virginia along the Northeast coast of the
U.S., and central states including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and
Wisconsin. We are the largest U.S. Chapter in the AIB community of scholars
and practitioners. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for interaction
and sharing of ideas of researching, teaching, and practicing international
business among our members. One of our main venues for this purpose is our
annual conference.

*Conference Overview: *The global business environment is facing an
unprecedented level of uncertainty and change. The recent period of
de-globalization, the Covid-19 pandemic, geopolitical events, and the
global supply chain crisis have spurred many firms operating across borders
to increasingly focus on (and reconsider) the nature of cross-border
knowledge-sourcing strategies. This includes changes in the geography of
R&D and innovation, as well as the international fragmentation of
production activities (Papanastassiou, Pearce, and Zanfei, 2020). The
orchestration of GVCs by MNEs had already generated populist pressures in
local economies, especially in advanced countries (Lorenzen, Mudambi, and
Schotter, 2020) and these disruptions have exacerbated them. During this
period, revolutionary innovations and technological advancements have also
increased the usage of digital technologies, artificial intelligence,
blockchain, and big data, spurring entrepreneurial advancements made by
firms operating globally (Autio, Mudambi, and Yoo, 2021). At the same time,
social sustainability, such as the notion of achieving social equity,
environmental protection, and economic viability, has come to the forefront
of international business practices. Hence, international business research
has begun to conceptualize how multinational enterprises can be more
innovative in contributing to social sustainability by re-assessing value
chain activities to mitigate negative externalities (such as overuse of
natural resources) and investing in host communities to help solve problems
relating to underdevelopment (Montiel, Cuervo-Cazurra, Park, Antolin-Lopez,
& Husted, 2021). Yet, while this area of research is nascent, it is also
unclear as to its implications for both firms and their stakeholders. For
example, Bruton, Sutter, and Lenz (2021) recently found that results have
been mixed concerning whether entrepreneurial activities by firms operating
in emerging economies help to reduce inequality.

Continuing with these important lines of inquiry, we hope that this
conference provides a platform for scholarly discourse on the theme of
“innovation, entrepreneurship, and social sustainability” in times of
uncertainty and change. We therefore welcome scholars and practitioners
from around the world to join us *in person*, in the nation’s capital of
Washington, D.C., during the peak of the beautiful autumn season, to
discuss our theme topic and other issues relating to international
business, which may include but are not limited to the following:

• Innovation, entrepreneurship, and social sustainability in global business

• Scope, scale, and economic impact of social sustainability

• The global environment and multinational strategic entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurship and innovation’s influence on capital, trade, people,
and information

• Cross-cultural differences and management in a virtual

• How do multinationals engage external stakeholders, such as religious and
ideological groups,

   political institutions and civil society organizations to encourage
environmental protection?

• Innovation in international accounting, economics, and finance

• Adaptation of new technology and business model innovation

• Big data analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, and smart
learning in multinationals

• Disruptive technology, open innovation, and new product development

• New forms of organizing innovation in global value chains of large

• The relationship between entrepreneurship and social equity

• Governance of the multinational, law, and regulations in an uncertain

• Business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and the social impact
of entrepreneurship

• Multinational nonmarket strategy and political economy during a period of

• Corporate strategy and nonmarket risk management in comparative contexts

• How multinationals are affecting institutional changes in different
countries and regions

• Innovations in global talent acquisition and management of foreign

• Re-shoring, entry mode choice, M&A, and corporate divestments

• Digitization, blockchain, and supply chain management

• Fintech and international finance

• Artificial intelligence and digital innovation

• Digital marketing and E-commerce

• Emerging market multinational innovation and social sustainability

• COVID-19’s impact on multinational enterprise operations

• The pedagogy of International Business

We emphasize that while we are particularly interested in proposal
abstracts (200-250 words) on the conference theme, we welcome submissions
on any international business topic within the broader global business
research agenda.

*Submission Instructions: *

Please submit your proposal at:

We welcome submissions in two formats – paper proposals and panel
proposals. For paper proposals, please submit a 200-250 word abstract of
your proposal for consideration in the conference. *Abstracts of more than
250 words are not accepted into the submission system.*

For panel proposals, please submit a brief (200-250 word) description of
the panel along with the names of three to five-panel members. Each panel
session will last for 90 minutes and will consist of presentations by three
to five delegates around the same topical area, followed by Q&A between
presenters and the audience. All panel members must attend the conference.

Please note, *even though the system has an abstract box, you still need to
upload your abstract as a PDF or WORD file as an attachment to complete the

Further, *you may submit a full-length paper for consideration for the
conference awards*. After the conference submission deadline, please email
your paper to Dr. George O. White III at [log in to unmask] by *September
10, 2022* for awards consideration.

*Best Paper Awards*

Best overall conference paper: $500

Best conference theme paper: $500

Best research methodology paper: $500

Best paper on emerging markets: $500

“That is Novel!!!” paper: $500

Best early career paper (< 6 years since PhD): $500

Best doctoral student paper: $500

Best undergraduate/master’s student paper award: $500

*JIBP Pre-Conference Paper Development Workshop*

*The Journal of International Business Policy* (JIBP) will hold a paper
development workshop (PDW) in conjunction with the conference. Additional
details will follow.

*Conference Theme Special Issue  *

In addition, AIB US NE is partnering with Multinational Business Review
(MBR) ( in running a
special issue tied to the theme of this year’s conference concerning
entrepreneurship and social sustainability in international business.

*Timeline for Proposals & Registration: *

Call for Proposals Distributed:           April 1, 2022

Deadline for Proposal Abstracts:        *August 1, 2022*

Proposal Review Period:                    August 1 – August 16, 2022

Decisions Delivered by:                      *August 6 – August 16, 2022*

Deadline for Full Papers:                    *September 10, 2022*
(optional, only for Best Paper Award)

Early Bird Registration ends:             September 16, 2022

Regular Registration ends:                 October 8, 2022

*Faculty and students are expected to be current AIB members at the time of
the conference*. If you are currently an AIB member, but your membership
expires before November 1, 2022, then you must renew your membership while
you register for the conference. AIB World will contact registrants
directly regarding membership. Faculty membership: $120; students: $60.

*Conference Registration:*

*Faculty and Practitioners:*

Early Bird Registration:                      $295 (USD)
Regular Registration:                          $345 (USD)

*Full-time Graduate & Undergraduate Students:*

Early Bird Registration:                      $ 95 (USD)

Regular Registration:                          $135 (USD)

*In addition, a number of undergraduate/graduate/doctoral students
scholarships will be awarded that will waive the conference fee and provide
travel stipends.*

*Conference Cancellations/Refunds: *Refunds will be processed on an
individual case basis. There will be a $50 processing fee for cancellations
prior to September 15, 2022. No refund will be issued for cancellations
after September 25, 2022 or for no shows.

*Who should attend?*

Representatives from all countries and from institutions of all types and
missions including:

●       Higher education faculty members from all disciplines

●       MNE managers

●       Graduate and undergraduate students preparing to become
professionals – joint proposals from graduate/undergraduate students and
their faculty mentors/advisors are welcome

●       Instructional technologists, course designers, and faculty

●       Higher education executives, administrators, and managers

●       Representatives from business and government who work with higher
education institutions

●       Representatives of local embassies, NGOs, and other global

*The Conference City*: Washington, DC is a global city noted for its status
as the center of the US government.  It is headquarters to several major
multilateral organizations (the IMF and World Bank) as well as numerous
NGOs and think tanks focused on examining and developing policy positions
on various global issues. The District, Maryland and Virginia suburbs are
also home to a number of major MNEs and their regional HQs such as VW/Audi,
Nestle, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Danaher, Deloitte, and Marriott
International among others.  DC is also home to world class museums,
cultural institutions as well as several major sports teams.

Founded in 1893, American University combines a tradition of strong
undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on experiential learning,
global leadership, and public service. A student-centered research
institution situated in a residential neighborhood of the nation's capital,
we are home to eight prestigious schools and colleges, over 170 programs,
and more than 14,000 students. Your host, the Kogod School of Business was
founded in 1955 and has grown into an important institution for graduate
and undergraduate education for both US based and international
students.  Publications
such as the Princeton Review and US News and World Report have ranked
several of our programs in their top 10 lists; with the undergraduate IB
program ranked #8 in the USNWR rankings.  AU is located in upper Northwest
Washington, DC adjacent to embassies, government offices and upscale homes.
The location is approximately 2 miles from downtown DC and is easily
accessible by Bus, Metro and rideshare from the 3 major airports that serve
Washington.  For more information:

*For more details on this CFP, please contact:*

Program Chairs:      Frank L DuBois, American University
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                                George O White III, University of
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Conference Chairs:  Jonathan Doh, Villanova University
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                                 Ram Mudambi, Temple University
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