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*July 5-6, 2023 – Warsaw, Poland*Submission Deadline Extended to: February
7, 2023

AJBS will hold its *35**th **Annual Meeting *in cooperation with the
Academy of International Business (AIB) in *Warsaw, Poland*. The combined
conference will run from July 5–9, 2023. The *AJBS Conference is July
5–6, 2023 *and the AIB conference is July 6–9, 2023. The *Program Chair *for
this year's conference is *Mario Henrique Ogasavara *from ESPM Sao Paulo,
*Why should you participate in both (AJBS and AIB) conferences? *With one
trip, you can attend both the most prestigious professional meeting in
international business and an intimate conference that focuses specifically
on Japanese business issues. The AJBS conference provides additional
opportunities for journal publication and best paper awards, as detailed

*About AJBS*
From its genesis as an informal network in 1982, AJBS was officially
organized and held its first conference at the Wharton Business School in
January 1987. AJBS holds annual meetings at venues worldwide, providing an
opportunity to discuss current developments and research on a range of
business, public policy, and teaching issues related to Japan. Papers for
the AJBS conference presentation are double-blind peer-reviewed. Accepted
papers are considered for publication in the journal, Asian Business &
Management (ABM). AJBS welcomes scholars, students, and practitioners from
all disciplinary backgrounds interested in Japanese business issues.

*Submission Types*
AJBS welcomes two types of submissions: *research papers *and *panel

*Research Paper*
Earlier stage papers may be submitted for inclusion in *interactive
sessions*. Later stage, fully developed papers should be submitted for
sessions*. Please note that the final assignment to interactive or
competitive sessions depends on reviewer inputs (blind-review process) and
other considerations.
Authors may submit papers to either or both conferences. AJBS will consider
submissions that have already been presented elsewhere but not published in
a journal or book. Authors are encouraged to consider submitting a paper
tailored to the specialized audience at the AJBS conference as well as a
modified version appropriate for a wider audience at AIB. As done in past
years, we also plan to have one session run by AJBS at the AIB conference.

*Panel proposal*
Panels should focus on topics relevant to Japanese business. In addition,
we welcome issues related to what the rest of the world can learn from
Japanese business. The panelists must have appropriate expertise or
background to inform the proposed topic. Panel submissions are not

*Formatting Instructions*
Please note that for *ALL SUBMISSIONS*:

   - Must be written in *English*.
   - Must follow the JIBS Style Guide
   - We kindly ask you to upload your paper in *MS-Word format *(if MS-Word
   format is not available, please use a basic text format that can be easily
   converted to MS-Word. Please *do not submit papers in PDF *format).
   - Submissions must be on letter paper (8.5" x 11" or 216mm x 279mm),
   with double-spaced text, a font type 11 or 12-point Times New Roman, and be

*Research Paper*

   - Papers must have *no author-identifying information*: None of the
   pages (not even the first page) should list any author information. Also,
   the File Properties for the documents should be cleaned to remove
   identifying information.
   - All paper submissions must be fewer than *12,000 words, *inclusive of
   all materials, including tables, figures, appendices, and references.
   Papers exceeding these limits will be returned to the authors.
   - Should include the *paper's title *and an *abstract, between 150-200
   - Conference paper applies to the submission types: *competitive *and
   *interactive*. Note that a paper submitted as competitive/interactive
   may end up in a different session because of the reviewer inputs and other
   considerations, such as a lack of space on the program or lack of fit with
   existing sessions.

*Panel Proposals*

   - Panel proposals should be *no more than 6,000 words, *including all
   materials, and must be submitted by the panel chair. In addition, each
   proposal must include the following:
   o A *Cover Page *that includes the panel's title,
   name/affiliation/contact information for all participants, and their roles
   in the panel (please identify the chair, discussants (if any), and the
   o An *Abstract (150-200 words) *summarizing the panel (for Conference
   o Description of the *purpose of the panel*
   o A detailed overview of the main issues/topics addressed or arguments
   to be made in the panel.
   o Please also note that only panelists who plan to *appear in person at
   the conference *should be listed in the panel proposal.

*Important Dates*

   - *Submission Deadline*: *February 7, 2023*
   - Please submit your paper or panel proposal via the *AJBS online
   submission system *(
   The submission system will open on *November 15, 2022*.
   - *Target Communication of Decisions*: *March 31, 2023*

*Conference Registration*
Registration for the conference is handled through AIB, and registration
for AIB and AJBS can be done at one time. *Membership is required in both
AIB and AJBS*, but AJBS membership includes a one- year subscription to
Asian Business & Management.

*Academic Journal & Best Paper Award*
*Asian Business & Management: *In 2003, AJBS established a partnership with
the journal Asian Business & Management (ABM), published by Palgrave
Macmillan in the U.K. As in recent years, the editor of ABM and the
AJBS conference
committee will select several papers from this year's conference program to
be considered for publication in ABM.
*Palgrave Macmillan – AJBS Best Paper Award: *Palgrave Macmillan has
sponsored a 'Best Paper' prize at the annual AJBS meetings. The Best Paper
Committee will review the finalist papers and select the winning paper.

*Further Information & Questions*
*Information on*
AJBS homepage:
AJBS, Membership, AJBS Conference is available at https://ajbs
Warsaw, the meeting venue and 2023 AIB conference is available at
*For questions*
Conference papers and submissions, please contact the Program Chair, Mario
Henrique Ogasavara (*[log in to unmask]
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AJBS or conference registration, please contact *[log in to unmask]
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*AJBS Conference Leadership*
Program Chair: *Mario Henrique Ogasavara*, *ESPM Sao Paulo, Brazil *
President: *Tomoki Sekiguchi*, *Kyoto University, Japan*
Vice-President: *Carol Reade*, *San José State University, USA*
Treasurer: *Derek Lehmberg*, *North Dakota State University, USA*
Secretary: *Naoki Ando*, *Hosei University, Japan*
Public Relations: *Ting Liu*, *Kyoto University, Japan*
Executive Director of the Secretariat: *Diane Bird*, *Forest Grove, USA*
Local Logistics Contact: *Tomasz Olejniczak*, *Kozminski University, Poland*


Ting LIU, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501, JAPAN
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