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Theme: Exploring Resilience and Agility within International Business in the MENA Region

Important Dates:

  • Submission System Opens: July 15, 2021
  • Submission Deadline: September 15, 2021
  • Paper Decision Notification: September 30, 2021
  • Registration Opens: September 1, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: October 31, 2021 

Overview: Understanding how MNEs handle and overcome the unique political, religious, cultural and commercial environments present in the MENA region becomes critical for the global success of MNEs in remaining resilient and agile in the face of uncertainty. Combined with the efforts of EMNEs from the MENA region to increasingly engage in outward investments offers a rich contextual testbed for theorizing and analyzing the strategic role that the MENA region can play in the global business community. 

Therefore, the focus of this conference is to offer new insights into the unique challenges and opportunities that the MENA presents for MNEs. More specifically, it seeks to bring forward insights about resilient and agile international business practices in the MENA region. We welcome conceptual and empirical papers that employ quantitative, qualitative, and/ or mixed-methods approaches to address topics related to this theme and other issues encompassed by our conference tracks.