AIB US-Northeast 2019 Chapter Conference

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Theme: Disrupt or be Disrupted

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2019

Overview: The global business environment is facing an unprecedented level of turbulence. After witnessing an increase in globalization for several decades, we are now facing an environment in which there is a growing skepticism of globalization. At the same time, the new technological developments in the domains such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things and big data are disrupting the existing business models and providing new avenues for firms to do business domestically and in global markets.

For example, there has been an emergence of alternate organizational forms such as platform firms and shared economy firms that are disrupting incumbents and pursuing international expansion at a rate that has not been witnessed before. The disruptions caused by globalization or anti-globalization forces and technological advancements have implications for all aspects of business. We hope that this conference provides a platform for scholarly discourse on the theme of “disrupt or be disrupted”.