AIB-LAT 2017 Annual Meeting


  Lima, Peru, March 8-10, 2017

AIB-LAT JIBS Paper Development Workshop
March 8th, 2017

Organizer: Stav Fainshmidt, Florida International University

On March 8, 2017, the Academy of International Business Latin America Chapter will host a JIBS Paper Development Workshop for junior scholars seeking developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business studies. The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by Stav Fainshmidt (Florida International University), the PDW involves two JIBS editors (Yadong Luo, University of Miami; Saeed Samiee, University of Tulsa) and several board members, and is sponsored by the Sheth Foundation and AIB.

The purpose of the PDW is to improve the quality of IB research and bring new scholars into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior scholars 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 disciplines less commonly associated with the field (e.g. human geography, political science, ethnography, or economic history) 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. The program will start with a short introductory note by the JIBS representatives. The participants will then divide into small groups. Authors will be paired with editors who will provide feedback on improving their paper. After a lunch break, all participants will join the Doctoral Student Consortium for a discussion regarding managing a research agenda.

Tentative Program

08:00 - 08:30 Registration
08:30 - 08:45   Welcome and general introduction to PDW
08:45 - 10:15

Roundtables: Feedback on Research Papers to Authors (part I)

10:15 - 10:30    Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30   

Roundtables: Feedback on Research Papers to Authors (part II)

12:30 -  14:00  Lunch
14:00 -  15:30  Managing your research agenda (joined with Doctoral Consortium)

Submission Requirements and Timeline

Participants will be accepted based on the quality of their submitted work. Papers should be submitted via email to Stav Fainshmidt (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.) with the message header “AIB-LAT 2017 JIBS PDW Application”. Please note that each applicant should make one submission only. The new deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2016 in your time zone. Research papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and follow the JIBS Style Guide (

Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than first week of December 2016 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by January 5, 2017. Preference will be given to participants who have not attended any JIBS PDWs in the past. Manuscript authors who have applied to JIBS PDWs in the past but were not accepted to the PDW should make sure that they submit a different paper to this year’s PDW.

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