JIBS Development Workshop 2010


Seventh Annual Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, 26 Jun 2010; Deadline 1 Feb

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Seventh Annual JIBS Paper Development Workshop
Academy of International Business Annual Meetings, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Seventh Annual Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 26, 2010, as part of the pre-conference program for the AIB annual meetings. The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by Laszlo Tihanyi (Texas A&M), the PDW involves most of the JIBS editors and board members, and is sponsored by the Texas A&M and South Carolina CIBERs and the AIB.

The purpose of the PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business studies. While we hope that many of these papers will be eventually submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and bring new scholars into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior faculty members who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars (1) who are located in universities in emerging economies or in universities that offer limited support for international business research, or (2) who are trained in other disciplines (e.g., political science, organizational behavior, sociology) but interested in conducting international business research.

The PDW will be structured to provide feedback to authors with research papers, and to researchers who are designing empirical studies, on international business topics. Last year, participants received feedback on their work from almost 40 JIBS editors and members of the Consulting Editors Board (CEB) and Editorial Review Board (ERB). The program will start with an introductory session led by the JIBS editorial team and JIBS authors. The participants will then split into two groups. Authors of research papers will be paired with CEB and ERB guest editors for two rounds of one-on-one discussions where the guest editor will provide the author with feedback on improving his/her paper. At the same time, authors with research ideas will attend a panel led by JIBS editors on theory development and study design. After a break, all participants will split into small-group sessions with JIBS editors to discuss successful publication strategies. The PDW will conclude with lunch for all the participants.

Participation at the PDW is limited. Participants will be invited based on the quality of their submitted work. We are expecting two types of submissions, full research papers and paper ideas. Papers and ideas should be submitted using the upload site located at https://maysapps.tamu.edu/jibs/register/. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2010. Research papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/style_guide.html). Paper ideas must be no more than 3,000 words in length and include a theoretical framework, propositions, and proposed research design.

Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than March 1, 2010 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by March 31, 2010.

Please address any questions to: Deanna Johnston, JIBS Editorial Assistant (jibsae@mays.tamu.edu; 1 979 845 1923) or Laszlo Tihanyi (ltihanyi@tamu.edu).

Laszlo Tihanyi JIBS PDW Organizer Texas A&M University

Lorraine Eden
Journal of International Business Studies
Texas A&M University