Location: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Nuremberg, Germany)
Focus Areas: Emerging trends in international business, future of work
More Info: westeurope.aib.world

Introducing the new team: This year’s workshop was the first event to be coordinated by AIB Western Europe’s new leadership team: Fabian Jintae Froese, Mirko Benischke, Andri Georgiadou, Bersant Hobdari, and Vittoria Scalera.

Inspiring young scholars: Twenty-nine PhD students from Germany, the United States, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom participated in the 2019 workshop. The meeting was tailored to early-stage researchers and provided excellent opportunities for learning and networking. In their keynote presentations, AIB Fellow Robert Grosse and distinguished IB researcher Thomas Hutzschenreuter shared their personal experiences and gave valuable recommendations to inspire future research.

Mastering the review process: One of the highlights of the meeting was a special session featuring three journal editors: Benjamin Bader (Journal of International Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management), Tassilo Schuster (South Asian Journal of Business Studies), and Matthias Baum from (Management Revue). The editors discussed the most critical aspects of the publication process and shared their knowledge and experience in an accessible manner.

Emerging trends and new perspectives in IB research: The workshop featured numerous stimulating presentations and roundtable sessions in the traditional AIB conference format. Some of the hot topics of the conference were emerging markets, the future of work, responsible corporate strategies, and IB policies. The presenters engaged in vivid discussions with the audience and received individual feedback from experienced researchers and fellow doctoral students.

 We are grateful to the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Program Chairs Benjamin Bader, Almasa Sarabi, and Tassilo Schuster for their hospitality. More information on our chapter’s past and future events can be found on our website—we hope to see you soon!