The Sustainability Through the Value Chain (SGVC) hub centers on the role of value chains in achieving sustainability across borders. The concept of value chains describes the full range of activities carried out by firms and workers across industries to produce goods and services. The global value chain perspective provides a useful framework to analyze multiple dimensions and interconnected complexities pertaining to sustainability.
The focus of the MNEs, SDGs & CSR (MSC) hub is on theory advancement in sustainable and responsible IB-focused organizations and the relationship between MNEs, global organizations and sustainability. Given the significant development role MNEs have played in economic development and are expected to play in sustainable development, IB scholars have underscored the need for firms to behave ethically, responsibly and sustainably.
The Teaching/Learning/Research (TLR) hub emphasizes that teaching and learning about, and research on, sustainable development in the IB community is evolving and often affected by developments outside traditional IB pedagogy or research. It is increasingly observed that sustainability as a subject area is integrated into IB programs across universities worldwide.
The Circular Economy in an IB Context (CEIBC) hub is informed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s definition of a circular economy as one that is based on three principles: designing out waste and pollution in economic activity; keeping products and materials in use; and regenerating natural systems. As a result, such a circular economy will redefine growth and focus on positive society-wide benefits.
The South Asia Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of International Business in South Asia. It organizes an Annual Chapter Conference, Workshops and also Coursework in International Business Theory and Methods For Research & Publication.
While the sustainability topic is relevant and appealing to researchers of all academic standing, there is a continuing, growing interest among PhD and early-career researchers. The Sustainability SIG has organized the 2nd annual symposium for current PhD and early career (within 5 years) researchers to provide a platform for discussion, exchange, and feedback for the doctoral student community interested in sustainability and IB.
This AIB chapter conference seeks to enhance knowledge development of international business matters. In addition to the main theme, the conference will feature various tracks for competitive sessions and panels, keynote speakers from academia and business, a paper development workshop, pedagogical sessions, and networking opportunities.
In the 49th AIB UK & Ireland Chapter Conference we provide a scholarly platform to interrogate the complex relationship between international business (IB) and society, in particular around Sustainable Development Goal 8. In tradition with previous chapter conferences, we invite general IB papers and contributions which speak to the specific conference theme.