41st Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) 2015 Rio de Janeiro

  • Conference Call
  • As the organizers of the 41st Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), we warmly invite you to join us on December 1 – 3, 2015 at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-​Rio) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    The theme for the EIBA 2015 conference is “International Business after the BRIC’s Rush”.

    Some stimulating pre-​conference activities are scheduled to take place right before the official start of the conference:

    In addition, two enlightening post-​conference activities will be offered following EIBA 2015:

    Featured Speakers

    • Pervez Ghauri (University of Birmingham, UK): “MNE – Government interaction”
    • Tamer Cavusgil (Georgia State University): “Theory and relevance in our research: One more time”
    • Peter Buckley (Leeds University Business School): “Internalisation theory and emerging country multinationals”.
    • Alvaro Cuervo-​Cazurra (Northeastern University, USA): Panel on “Researching and publishing on emerging markets”
    • Esteban Brenes (Incae Business School, Costa Rica)

    Conference Theme

    “International Business after the BRIC’s Rush“

    Many signs indicate that the BRIC’s rush is ending. First, the BRIC’s economies have slowed their sky rocketing growth. Second, it seems that all the good spots there have been taken. The massive arrival of foreign firms in the past 15 years and the rapid strengthening of local companies leave very little room for new entrants.

    Clearly, these markets have not exhausted their growth potential, but the golden era is over. Many other countries are now candidates to becoming the new darlings of investors, businesspersons and… international business scholars. The IB discipline can contribute in many ways to this new era.

    We only suggest a few venues of research:

    • There is a need to develop manager-​friendly tools to assess market attractiveness. The classic market potential indexes may be useful in an economics-​geography class, but they have little practical relevance for most companies.
    • The new favorite markets may be even more challenging for investors, executives and scholars. Research on how to operate in such unknown and diverse environments is needed even more.
    • For the would-​be future star countries’ governments and companies, what are the lessons that can be drawn from the BRIC’s story? How to attract foreign investors? How to deal with international competition more effectively? Is it interesting for a country to become a source or a destination of FDI? What are the implications for the local societies? What are the new ethical, environmental and social issues?
    • The new context demands novel ways to conduct international business – for example, value chain management, marketing strategy, HRM, R&D, country selection, entry modes, networking, governance structures, national industry policies – in addition to societal, ethical and environmental concerns.
    • The new context also potentially calls for a revision of research methods, theories, content and pedagogical tools.

    Great challenges and great opportunities lie ahead for IB scholars, executives and policymakers!

    These are the tracks for the EIBA 2015 conference in Rio de Janeiro:

    1. International business after the BRIC’s rush (conference theme track)
    2. Developments in IB theory
    3. International marketing
    4. FDI in and from emerging market economies
    5. SMEs, international new ventures and international entrepreneurship
    6. International finance, accounting and corporate governance
    7. International HRM and cross-​cultural management
    8. Foreign entry mode and management of the value chain
    9. Headquarters-​subsidiary relations, knowledge transfer and inter-​firm spillovers
    10. MNEs, institutional environment, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
    11. MNE strategy and organization
    12. International networks and alliances
    13. Special track: Methods in international business research
    14. Special track: Teaching international business

    Conference Committee

    Program Chairs

    Track Chairs

    1. International business after the BRIC’s rush
      Angela da Rocha – Pontifical Catholic U. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
      Vitor Corado Simões – Technical U. Lisbon, Portugal
      Carl Arthur Solberg – BI Business School, Norway
    2. Developments in IB theory
      Maria Tereza Fleury – FGV/​Eaesp, Brazil
      Torben Pedersen – Bocconi U., Italy, and CBS, Denmark
    3. International marketing
      Constanza Bianchi – U. Adolfo Ibanez, Chile, and Queensland U. Techn., Australia
      Susana Costa e Silva – Catholic U. Porto, Portugal
      Raluca Mogos Descotes – U. de Lorraine, France
    4. FDI in and from emerging market economies
      Filip de Beule – KU Leuven, Belgium
      Luciano Ciravegna – King’s College, UK, and Incae, Costa Rica
    5. SMEs, international new ventures and international entrepreneurship
      Olli Kuivalainen – Lappeenranta U. Technology, Finland
      Alex Rialp – Autonomous U. Barcelona, Spain
      Sui Sui – Ryerson U., Canada
      Cristina Villar – U. Valencia, Spain
    6. International finance, accounting and corporate governance
      Armando Borda-​Reyes – ESAN, Peru
      Roger Strange – Sussex U., UK
    7. International HRM and cross-​cultural management
      William Newburry – Florida International U. USA
      Miguel Olivas-​Luján – Clarion U., USA
      Orly Yeheskel – Tel Aviv U., Israel
    1. Foreign entry mode and management of the value chain
      Sergio Biggemann – U. Otago, New Zealand
      Andreja Jaklič – U. Ljubljana, Slovenia
      Ravi Sarathy – Northeastern U., USA
    2. Headquarters-​subsidiary relations, knowledge transfer and inter-​firm spillovers
      Dirk Boehe – U. Adelaide, Australia
      Felipe Borini – ESPM, Brazil
      Phillip Nell – WU Vienna, Austria
      Jonas Puck – WU Vienna, Austria
    3. MNEs, institutional environment, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development
      Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-​Perez – U. EAFIT, Colombia
      Mo Yamin – Manchester Business School, UK
    4. MNE strategy and organization
      Pavlos Dimitratos – U. Glasgow, UK
      Mario Ogasavara – ESPM, Brazil
    5. International networks and alliances
      Jens Gammelgaard – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    6. Special track: Methods in international business research
      Agnieszka Chidlow – U. of Birmingham, UK
      Jorge Ferreira da Silva – Pontifical Catholic U. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    7. Special track: Teaching international business
      Raj Aggarwal – U. Akron, USA, editor of Journal of Teaching International Business
      Gary Knight – Willamette U., USA
      Enrique Ogliastri – Incae, Costa Rica

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