JIBS – JIBP Paper Development Workshop


Organizers: Stav Fainshmidt, Florida International University and Ram Mudambi, Temple University

On March 8th, the Academy of International Business Latin America Chapter will host a joint JIBS - JIBP Paper Development Workshop for junior scholars seeking developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business (IB). The PDW is the most extensive of the various outreach activities conducted by the editorial teams of the two AIB journals, JIBS and the newly launched Journal of International Business Policy (JIBP).

Organized by Stav Fainshmidt (Florida International University) and Ram Mudambi (Temple University), the PDW involves JIBS and JIBP editors 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 ambitions of publishing in the AIB journals. 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. JIBP is particularly interested in those who wish to develop the policy insights of their work.

The PDW will be structured to provide feedback to authors with theory and policy 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 and JIBP representatives. The participants will then divide into small groups. Authors will be paired with editors who will provide feedback on the authors’ manuscripts. After a lunch break, all participants will join the Doctoral Student Consortium for a discussion regarding managing a research agenda.

Tentative Program (subject to changes)

Time Session
8:30am - 9:30am Registration, Opening Remarks and Welcome
09:30 - 12.30  JIBS - JIBP Paper Development Workshop
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Joint Activity with the Doctoral Student Consortium

Submission Requirements

Participants will be accepted based on the quality of their submitted manuscripts. Papers should be submitted via email to Stav Fainshmidt (sfainshm@fiu.edu) with the message header “AIB-LAT 2018 JIBS-JIBP PDW”. Please note that each applicant should make one submission only. The deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2017 in your time zone. 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).

Participants will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions no later than the first week of January 2018 and will need to confirm their participation in the PDW by January 31, 2018. Preference will be given to participants who have not attended any JIBS or JIBP PDWs in the past. Manuscript authors who have applied to JIBS or JIBP 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.

Please note that you need to register for the AIB-LAT conference in order to participate in the JIBS PDW. Also note that the Doctoral Consortium runs in parallel with the JIBS-JIBP PDW, therefore it will not be possible to participate in the PDW if you are participating in the doctoral consortium.

Specific questions about the PDW or application process can be sent to sfainshm@fiu.edu.