39th European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference 2013

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  • The 39th Euro­pean Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Acad­emy (EIBA) Con­fer­ence will take place in Bre­men, Ger­many hosted by the Uni­ver­sity of Bre­men from Thurs­day, Decem­ber 12th until Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 14th 2013.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Transna­tional firms, mar­kets and insti­tu­tions: New chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties for inter­na­tional busi­ness

    For the inter­na­tional busi­ness (IB) com­mu­nity, the term transna­tional has come to be asso­ci­ated with a par­tic­u­lar form of multi­na­tional enter­prise (MNE) that is able to resolve the ten­sion between local respon­sive­ness and global inte­gra­tion. In other areas of social sci­ences and the human­i­ties, the term transna­tional is used to des­ig­nate actors or insti­tu­tions that span across bor­ders in a way that begins to chal­lenge the exis­tence and legit­i­macy of those borders.

    The theme of this year’s con­fer­ence explores the role of MNEs as transna­tional actors that mould and shape other actors and insti­tu­tions in the global econ­omy. At the macro level, this con­cerns for exam­ple ques­tions regard­ing the polit­i­cal behav­iour of MNEs when they join with national gov­ern­ments and inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions to craft new reg­u­la­tions. It also includes exam­in­ing the role of MNEs as both part­ners and adver­saries of civil soci­ety organizations.

    In the legal realm, some key ques­tions of inter­est con­cern the role of MNEs in gen­er­at­ing a body of transna­tional pri­vate law in order to fill gaps or remove uncer­tain­ties in the estab­lished body of law. At the micro level, top­ics of inter­est include the role of MNEs in both pro­mot­ing, and respond­ing to, chang­ing atti­tudes and val­ues con­cern­ing glob­al­iza­tion and the emer­gence of new transna­tional institutions.

    While all of these top­ics deal with the con­tem­po­rary global econ­omy, his­tor­i­cal analy­ses con­cern­ing the role played by MNEs in eco­nomic and social trans­for­ma­tion in the past are also clearly rel­e­vant. By focus­ing on the processes of transna­tional influ­ence and trans­for­ma­tion, we hope to encour­age the IB com­mu­nity to become more engaged with this dis­course and the work that is being done in other social sci­ence fields. Since MNEs are impor­tant actors tak­ing part in these processes, the IB com­mu­nity has a great deal to offer in this area, both in terms of iden­ti­fy­ing the man­age­ri­ally rel­e­vant impli­ca­tions, as well as for­mu­lat­ing rec­om­men­da­tions for pub­lic policy.

    Con­fer­ence tracks

    Transna­tional firms, mar­kets and institutions

    Track chair: Sar­i­anna Lun­dan

    Con­cep­tual or empir­i­cal papers that are inter­dis­ci­pli­nary, or papers that are grounded in other areas of social sci­ence, that exam­ine MNEs as eco­nomic, social or polit­i­cal actors par­tic­i­pat­ing in transna­tional com­mu­ni­ties that shape and reg­u­late global cap­i­tal­ism. MNEs as polit­i­cal and reg­u­la­tory actors along­side national gov­ern­ments, inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions and global and local civil soci­ety. MNEs and the devel­op­ment of transna­tional pri­vate law. MNEs and the devel­op­ment of transna­tional atti­tudes and val­ues. His­tor­i­cal per­spec­tives on the role of MNEs in shap­ing the global econ­omy. MNEs as polit­i­cal and reg­u­la­tory actors along­side national gov­ern­ments, inter­na­tional orga­ni­za­tions and global and local civil soci­ety. MNEs and the devel­op­ment of transna­tional pri­vate law. MNEs and the devel­op­ment of transna­tional atti­tudes and val­ues. His­tor­i­cal per­spec­tives on the role of MNEs in shap­ing the global economy.

    HRM, cross-​cultural man­age­ment and communication

    Track chair: Rebecca Piekkari

    Inter­na­tional HRM and diver­sity man­age­ment. Cross-​cultural man­age­ment, includ­ing the role of cul­ture and lan­guage in intra– and interor­ga­ni­za­tional rela­tion­ships. Cross-​cultural com­mu­ni­ca­tion and mar­ket­ing, includ­ing brand and image management.

    The inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion process and inter­na­tional new ventures

    Track chair: Ste­fan Schmid

    The role of learn­ing, risk and resource com­mit­ment in the geo­graph­i­cal pat­tern of inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion. Mea­sures of dis­tance, inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion and MNE per­for­mance. New pat­terns of inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion, includ­ing born glob­als and state-​owned enter­prises (SOEs). Real options in internationalization.

    Headquarters-​subsidiary rela­tions and knowl­edge transfer

    Track chair: Ulf Holm

    Headquarters-​subsidiary rela­tions, includ­ing the role of regional head­quar­ters, sub­sidiary auton­omy and ini­tia­tive. Man­age­ment of the process of knowl­edge gen­er­a­tion and trans­fer between the sub­sidiaries and the headquarters.

    Finance, account­ing and cor­po­rate governance

    Track chair: Trond Randøy

    The effects of the finan­cial cri­sis on MNEs, sources of fund­ing and cost of cap­i­tal of MNEs and SOEs cash hold­ing by MNEs, risk insur­ance. Inter­na­tional account­ing stan­dards and issues of tax­a­tion and trans­fer pric­ing. Board com­po­si­tion and inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion, exec­u­tive com­pen­sa­tion, duties of top man­age­ment and directors.

    Devel­op­ments in IB theory

    Track chair: Alain Ver­beke

    Con­cep­tual papers that advance IB the­ory, includ­ing the exten­sion of con­cepts from eco­nomic or orga­ni­za­tional the­ory and strat­egy, includ­ing insti­tu­tional, capa­bil­i­ties or resource based per­spec­tives such as emerg­ing mar­ket MNEs as out­ward investors, or the wider polit­i­cal social role of MNEs. Also for­mal mod­el­ing and method­olog­i­cal contributions.

    Man­age­ment of the value chain and mar­ket entry mode

    Track chair: Ram Mudambi

    Out­sourc­ing and off­shoring, man­age­ment of the value chain, con­trol and coor­di­na­tion in con­trac­tual rela­tion­ships. Deter­mi­nants and con­se­quences of the choice of mar­ket entry mode, includ­ing M&As, JVs and export­ing. Multi-​stakeholder part­ner­ships involv­ing MNEs.

    Inno­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy transfer

    Track chair: Axėle Giroud

    Inter­na­tional R&D activ­i­ties of MNEs, inter­ac­tion between MNEs and regional sys­tems of inno­va­tion. Tech­nol­ogy trans­fer, link­ages and spillovers in the host coun­try. Reverse tech­nol­ogy trans­fer. R&D alliances.

    MNEs, gov­ern­ments and local development

    Track chair: Philippe Gugler

    Invest­ment cli­mate, insti­tu­tions, incen­tives and invest­ment attrac­tion. Nego­ti­a­tions between MNEs and gov­ern­ments. The role of regional and bilat­eral trade and invest­ment agree­ments. MNEs and local eco­nomic devel­op­ment in host countries.

    Doc­to­r­ial Tutorials

    • 27th John H. Dun­ning Doc­toral Tuto­r­ial in Inter­na­tional Business
    • 4th COST-​EIBA Doc­toral Think Tank
    • 2nd EIBA Doc­toral Symposium

    Prizes & awards

    The Best Doc­toral The­sis Proposal

    This prize will be awarded to the stu­dent who has pre­sented the most promis­ing the­sis abstract at the John H. Dun­ning Doc­toral Tuto­r­ial. The prize-​winner will receive a cer­tifi­cate and an award of €1000.

    The Gun­nar Hed­lund Award

    This prize is awarded bien­ni­ally to the best Ph.D the­sis in the field of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness writ­ten by any scholar in the world. The award is organ­ised by the Insti­tute of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness (IIB) at the Stock­holm School of Eco­nom­ics in col­lab­o­ra­tion with EIBA. The prize will be awarded next at the 2013 Conference.

    The IMR Inter­na­tional Mar­ket­ing Award

    This prize is awarded to the best paper pre­sented at the EIBA con­fer­ence on an inter­na­tional mar­ket­ing topic. The prize has been spon­sored by the Inter­na­tional Mar­ket­ing Review since 2006, and the prize-​winner will receive a cer­tifi­cate and an award of €600.

    The Copen­hagen Prize

    This prize is awarded to the best paper on Inter­na­tional Busi­ness writ­ten by a young scholar (under 40 years) and accepted for pre­sen­ta­tion at the EIBA con­fer­ence. The prize has been spon­sored by Copen­hagen Busi­ness School since 2003, and the prize-​winner will receive a cer­tifi­cate and an award of €3000.

    The IJoEM Best Paper on Emerg­ing Mar­kets Award

    This prize is awarded to the best paper pre­sented at the EIBA con­fer­ence on a topic related to emerg­ing mar­kets. The prize has been spon­sored by the Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Emerg­ing Mar­kets since 2006, and the prize-​winner will receive a certificate.

    The IBR Best Paper of the Year Award

    This prize is awarded to the paper pre­sented at the EIBA con­fer­ence judged as hav­ing the gretest like­li­hood of influ­enc­ing the field of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness research in the future. The prize has been spon­sored by the Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Review since 2006, and the prize-​winner will receive a cer­tifi­cate and an award of €1000.

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