Dear Colleagues:

Sorry for the multiple postings. However, the link to the cfp did not work
in our last posting. Thus, I have attached a pdf of the full cfp to this
message. All the best, George

*Call for Papers*

*Academy of International Business US Northeast Annual Conference*

*American University, Washington, DC*

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


*Conference Theme*

*Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Social Sustainability*

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


*Welcome Message from Dr. Ram Mudambi (

*View the complete call for papers at

*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!

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

Program Chairs:

Frank L DuBois, American University ([log in to unmask])

George O White III, University of Michigan-Flint ([log in to unmask])

Conference Chairs:

Jonathan Doh, Villanova University ([log in to unmask])

Ram Mudambi, Temple University ([log in to unmask])

*George O. White III, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. *
Professor of Strategic Management
School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint
Email: [log in to unmask]
Office Phone: 810-762-3114/Cell Phone: 915-217-4571/Fax: 810-762-3282
School Website
/Personal Website <>/Google Scholar

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of
Michigan (Ann Arbor) CSEAS
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)
Visiting Professor, NIDA Business School (Thailand) NIDA

Associate Editor, *Multinational Business Review* MBR
Guest Editor, *Journal of International Management*, Novel methodological
approaches to study socio-political risks SI JIM
Program Chair, Academy of International Business U.S. Northeast Annual
Conference (2022) AIB USNE <>

Latest Research:
Seeds of corruption? The contingent role of ties to politicians and foreign
subsidiary relations with government sponsored banks, *British Journal of
Management*  link
Revisiting institutional voids: Advancing the international business
literature by leveraging social sciences, *Journal of International
Management*  pdf
Open for business in a closed world? Managing MNE nonmarket strategy in
times of populism and geopolitical uncertainty, *Multinational Business
Review  *link

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