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
Office Phone: 810-762-3114/Cell Phone: 915-217-4571/Fax: 810-762-3282

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) CSEAS
Non-Resident Research Fellow, Asian Institute of Management (Philippines) AIM
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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