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Registration Requirements: You must have an active AIB membership in order to register for this event. If you are not a current AIB member or your membership is set to expire before 23 April 2022, please purchase or renew before using our conference registration form.

Theme: The Digital Transformation: Developments and Implications for International Business

Important Dates:

  • Submission System Opens: 22 December 2021
  • Submission Deadline: 15 February 2022 (Extended from 31 January)
  • Author Registration Deadline: 8 April 2022
  • Regular Registration Deadline: 19 April 2022

Registration Rates: 

  • For Faculty and Practitioners: US$50 Regular
  • For Students, Low-Income Members, and Emeritus Faculty: US$25 Regular

Overview: In recent years, the growth of digitalization has touched virtually every industry, leading to transformations in manufacturing, customer engagement, logistics, and more. Digitalization can enhance the competitiveness of global firms, accelerate firms’ internationalization, change the ways in which people work with others around the world, and lead to product and process innovations. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the fast adoption of digitalization and automation technologies in order to deal with business closures, quarantines, and other disruptions to local and global economies. We saw, for instance, governments implementing electronic licensing and customs clearance procedures, businesses of all sizes embracing online selling, and people all over the world doing their work and connecting through virtual platforms. As we emerge from the pandemic, will global firms continue to adopt digital technologies? What additional value may digitalization have for global businesses or those seeking to internationalize? A focus on the implications of digitalization for international business seems a timely and important contribution the academy can make to the current global business environment.

In addition to the main theme, the conference will feature a wide range of competitive sessions and panels, keynote speakers, a paper development workshop, pedagogical sessions, and networking opportunities. The conference seeks to enhance knowledge development on topics such as global trade and investment, performance of international organizations, and the international competitiveness of firms and non-profit organizations.

The conference is an opportunity to present scholarly work and obtain critical feedback in a professional setting. We encourage the participation of both professors of all ranks and doctoral students. Submissions can range from works-in-progress to complete articles aimed at journal publication. We welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers. Case studies may also be submitted to the Teaching IB track.