AIB US Southeast 2023 Chapter Conference

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Extended Submission Deadline: 15 June 2023 (Formerly 1 June)

Theme: The Impact of Technology and Social Networks on Global Connectedness

Point of Contact: Brittney Bauer (

Overview: AIB-SE announces its 2023 annual conference with the theme: The Impact of Technology and Social Networks on Global Connectedness. Connectedness is a state of being joined or linked “socially, emotionally, spiritually, or professionally with others”. Heuristically, effective social networks should positively influence connectedness across the globe. Unfortunately, over the past two years, there has been an increase in governmental restrictions blocking the flow of digital information, international travel and tourism have been slow to recover to pre-pandemic rates , and the rising trend of nationalism continues to threaten the flow of trade and capital. How can technology, a primary driver of global connectedness, accelerate international trade and protect privacy? Advances in technology may revolutionize global business yet increase inequality, whereby connectedness is decreased. We acknowledge the DHL Global Connectedness Index as a measure of year over year change and call on researchers to provide more nuanced antecedents and outcomes of being linked or joined through this years’ conference tracks.

This year’s conference takes place in Buckhead, a business district within the city of Atlanta, GA. The conference is cohosted by both Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, CIBER and Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business, CIBER. Buckhead is known for upscale malls, art galleries, and diverse cultural events.

AIB US-Southeast is one of the largest and most active regional divisions of the Academy of International Business’s eighteen worldwide chapters. AIB US-Southeast’s annual conference centers on the presentation of the newest ideas in international business to a global audience of academic scholars and business practitioners. The conference is characterized by a strong professional focus, providing participants with a supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop their ideas, as well as an opportunity for the mentoring of authors to enhance their papers for publication. Over the past six years, AIB-SE has experienced significant transformation and growth, becoming a reputable academic meeting of choice for around 250 participants from around the globe.