AIB SIG Webinar: Reviewing IB Conference Submissions and Journal Articles

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Date & Time: 24 January 2024, 12:00 UTC (View Local Time)

Hosts: AIB Research Methods Shared Interest Group

Point of Contact: Roberta Aguzzoli  (

Event Recording Access: Current AIB members will be able to access a recording of this event in the “AIB Video Archive” section of our login portal. New webinar recordings are typically posted within five business days of the original event date.

Event Overview: One of the most important tasks for a scholar is to provide feedback to peers by reviewing conference submissions and journal articles. Although guidelines are available, people who are new to reviewing or who seek to refine their reviewing skills may still have questions such as ‘How do you learn how to review? What is the difference between reviewing for a conference versus for a journal? What does a constructive review mean, and how do you write one? What are common mistakes that reviewers make? What are the differences between reviewing a quantitative paper versus a qualitative paper? What can you learn from reviewing that benefits your own work and navigation of the publishing process? What ethical issues can arise during the review process?’

To address these questions and more, AIB and the RM-SIG will be running two reviewing webinars (to cater for as many time zones as possible), during which current/former senior editors and researchers who have won best reviewer awards will provide tips and best practices for reviewing. The webinars are timed to coincide with papers for the AIB annual meeting being sent out for review. They are a great introduction for IB scholars who are new to reviewing, as well as those who want to benefit from the experience of those with considerable knowledge of the publication process.


Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki is a professor of International Business at the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku. Her research interests focus on qualitative research methods, the internationalization processes of firms and the role of time and context in research. She has published her research for example in the Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Research Methods and the International Journal of Management Reviews, and has edited a special issue on time in International Business research in the Journal of World Business.

Tiina Ritvala is Associate Professor of International Business and Assistant Dean at Aalto University School of Business, Finland. Her research focuses on cross-sector partnerships between multinational corporations, nonprofits and governments in dynamic policy contexts such as sustainable cities and energy transition. She is alumni of the SCANCOR Weatherhead Initiative at Harvard University and has held visiting positions at Queen’s University (Canada) and at WU Vienna. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies and Journal of World Business. She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Journal of International Business Studies.

Grazia D. Santangelo is Professor of Strategic and International Management at Copenhagen Business School. She researches across the fields of international business, global strategy, and innovation management. Her most recent research concerns MNEs’ strategies in the context of Grand Challenges and geopolitical tensions. She is a Visiting Professor at Henley Business School (UK) and holds a part-time professorial appointment at the University of Catania (Italy). Her research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Economic Geography. She is the co-editor of Global Strategy Journal and a member of the Editorial Review Board of Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of Management Studies, and Journal of World Business. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and the European International Business Academy, and an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Academy of Management International Management Division.

Roger Strange is Professor of International Business at the University of Sussex Business School, UK. He was previously Professor of International Business at King’s College London, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Pavia (Italy), Osaka University (Japan), Kobe University (Japan), Nankai University (China), and the University of Vale do Itajaí (Brazil). His research focuses on four main areas of International Business: the reasons for the outsourcing of primary activities and the externalization of production in global value chains (GVCs); the effects of corporate governance factors on foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions; the determinants of MNE subsidiary location; and the impact of new digital technologies on international business theory and practice. He is a co-author of Ghauri, Grønhaug & Strange (2020), Research methods in business studies (Cambridge University Press). Roger is currently the co-Editor-in-Chief of International Business Review. He is also a member of the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Business Policy, the Journal of World Business, Global Strategy Journal, the Journal of Management & Governance, and the Asia Pacific Business Review. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the European International Business Academy (EIBA). He is a former EIBA President.


Bo Bernhard Nielsen is Professor of Business Strategy at The University of Sydney Business School, Discipline of International Business. His research is at the intersection of strategy, international business, and economic geography with specific focus on multilevel issues pertaining to strategic collaboration, firm internationalization, and strategic decision-making across borders. He serves as Consulting Editor, JIBS and is the co-founder and current President of the Research Methods SIG (RM-SIG) under the auspices of the AIB. Professor Nielsen has published close to 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Regional Studies, California Management Review, among others. Professor Nielsen is ranked among the top 16 leading researcher in business, economics and management in Australia.