WAIB Online Conference: New Frontiers of Gender Research in International Business

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Theme: New Frontiers of Gender Research in International Business

Time: May 14, 2021 6pm New York/EST, 10pm GMT, 6am Shanghai/CST

Registration Deadline: May 10, 2021

About This Event: Among the top goals of the United Nation’s 2020 Sustainable Development Goals is the pursuit of gender equality. The UN’s 2020 report noted that worldwide, more girls are attending school, and more women are achieving leadership positions in government, but many challenges remain. In particular, there are concerns about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on female participation in the labor force, and possible regression of gender equality around the world. Gender issues, therefore, remain an important area of international business (IB) leadership. Moreover, MNEs are now operating subsidiaries in an increasing number of locations, opening their operations to a wider range of cultural norms than ever before, and many of these norms relate to the role of women.and culturally accepted gender roles. Additionally, issues of gender other than the male/female dichotomy have increased in visibility in recent years, including LGBTQ issues, transgender awareness in international organizations, and changing norms regarding masculinity and the role of men in the modern economy. Thus, a deeper understanding of the impact of gender on IB activity and the role of gender in international management is imperative for the field of international business.

WAIB therefore is holding a half-day conference to investigate gender issues in IB and encourage greater research on gender in the field of IB. There is no registration fee to attend, but AIB membership is required. The half day online conference will be held online on May 14, 2021 6:00PM-10PM East Coast Time. The format of the conference will be an editor panel discussing research themes and publication advice, one session of research papers on gender and IB, presented in a seminar style, and a virtual networking/social event.

Editor Panel Participants: