From Linda Soriton:
CALL FOR PAPERS: 37th Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter)
“REGIONALISM AND GLOBALISATION”
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 8-10 April 2010
The 37th Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland Chapter) in 2010 will be hosted by the School of Business and the Institute for International Integration Studies here at Trinity College Dublin, and we would especially like to invite you to attend.
The conference theme, “Regionalism and Globalisation”, reflects big challenges facing international business theory, practice and research. The enhanced integration of recent decades has led to increasingly global production, distribution and consumption systems, and to cultural and political ideologies expressed in increasingly global rather than country-specific contexts. This process is not unidirectional. Regionalisation is part of the process of globalisation, but it can also be a counter force to globalisation as stakeholders act to protect their perceived interests. Partly in response to the global slowdown, and partly in response to globalisation, the regional actions of firms, governments, NGOs and other institutions form the complex landscape within which firms operate in the third millennium. Conceptual and empirical papers that explicitly address the conference theme are invited. As always, theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of international business that advance knowledge or challenge extant theory are very welcome.
Our Keynote Speakers will be Professor Peter Buckley, Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds, and Professor Alan Rugman, Professor of International Business and Director of Research at the School of Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of international business that advance knowledge or challenge extant theory are welcome. An illustrative list of topics includes:
· Corporate governance, international standards
· Corporate social responsibility and international business ethics
· Economic geography
· Global outsourcing and value chains
· International business history
· International and social entrepreneurship, opportunity, social capital
· International finance and financial services, inward and outward FDI and FPI
· International knowledge transfer
· International management, e.g. risk management, HRM, marketing
· International mergers and acquisitions
· Internationalisation, entry modes
· Mergers and Acquisitions
· Multinational and subsidiary management and performance
· Policy, IGOs, NGOs
The deadline for competitive paper submissions is Monday, 11 January 2010. The deadline for doctoral colloquium paper submissions is Monday, 8 February 2010.
The online paper submission system is up and running at available at https://www.openconf.org/aibuki2010/openconf.php.
For further details (e.g. Special Sessions, Publications and Journal Special Issues, Important Dates), please see http://www.tcd.ie/business/news-and-events/events/aib-uki.php.