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Theme: International Business: Mega Trends and the Need of Rethinking Current Terminologies

Main Conference Submission Deadline: February 1, 2021

Doctoral Colloquium Submission Deadline: February 19, 2021

Overview: International Business is challenged by some states where globalisation is not seen as a necessary vehicle for prosperity and economic growth. Businesses face obstacles to internationalise their operations in markets when higher tariffs are imposed. A big question emerges: Will economies focus more on their domestic markets rather than opening them to FDI and international trade?

The AIB-UKI conference in Greenwich will examine those challenges by stimulating interesting discussions. The Mega Trends in International Business offer an interesting angle on those topics and their implication for research. Moreover, for many years the International Business research community has been referring to emerging markets, those terminologies can be challenged by asking the right questions in the right setting. International Entrepreneurship offers interesting angles to analyse the challenges entrepreneurs face in the international arena. Social capital and effectuation are becoming essential during these challenging times. We aim to offer a setting where scholars will creatively debate and propel the field forward. We welcome paper submissions relevant to the conference’s theme but we also welcome ALL submissions in IB and related areas, and especially those relevant to our tracks.

The AIB UK & Ireland Chapter organises the doctoral colloquium for PhD students doing research in the area of International Business. The Doctoral Colloquium provides doctoral researchers in international business with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with a panel of distinguished scholars in interactive sessions that are open to all conference delegates.