42nd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) 2016 Vienna

  • Conference Call
  • As the orga­niz­ers of the 42nd Annual Con­fer­ence of the Euro­pean Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Acad­emy (EIBA), we would like to warmly invite you to join us on 24 Decem­ber 2016 at Vienna Uni­ver­sity of Eco­nom­ics and Busi­ness (WU) in Vienna, Aus­tria.

    The theme for EIBA Con­fer­ence 2016 is “Lia­bil­i­ties of For­eign­ness vs the Value of Diver­sity: Con­flict or Com­ple­ment?” and we wel­come papers on tra­di­tional IB top­ics as well as novel IB-​related topics.

    Intro­duc­tion and Background

    Lia­bil­i­ties of for­eign­ness have long been a gov­ern­ing prin­ci­ple in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness (IB) research. The notion that dif­fer­ence and dis­tance are lia­bil­i­ties, whether they are national, cul­tural, geo­graphic, or seman­tic, is per­va­sive in IB research and prac­tice and con­structs such as “cul­tural dis­tance”, “psy­chic dis­tance” and “insti­tu­tional dis­tance” have devel­oped. While exist­ing research is valu­able, recently it has been sug­gested that an empha­sis on lia­bil­i­ties and adverse out­comes asso­ci­ated with such dif­fer­ences may hin­der our under­stand­ing of the processes and con­di­tions that help to lever­age the value of diver­sity in a wide range of contexts.

    This may include devel­op­ment of strate­gic capa­bil­i­ties, cross-​border knowledge-​sharing and learn­ing, syn­ergy cre­ation in cross-​border merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, unleash­ing the cre­ative poten­tial of diverse teams and pro­mot­ing sus­tain­able and respon­si­ble behav­ior in multi­na­tional enterprises.

    The EIBA 2016 con­fer­ence is ded­i­cated to explor­ing the double-​edged sword nature of lia­bil­i­ties of for­eign­ness and the value of diver­sity by the­o­riz­ing and inves­ti­gat­ing their impact on busi­ness prac­tice and inter­na­tional busi­ness research.

    Con­fer­ence Tracks

    We invite com­pet­i­tive and inter­ac­tive papers, posters as well as panel pro­pos­als on any of the EIBA 2016 con­fer­ence tracks to take part in this con­fer­ence. Com­pet­i­tive papers, should be close to a pub­lish­able state, whilst inter­ac­tive papers and posters may be in an ear­lier stage of development.

    • Theme track: lia­bil­i­ties of for­eign­ness vs. the value of diver­sityGün­ter Stahl & Christof Miska
    • Devel­op­ments in IB the­ory and meth­ods, trends and crit­i­cal approachesJosé Pla Bar­ber
    • Dis­tance and insti­tu­tionsDirk Holt­brügge
    • FDI and for­eign mar­ket entryDesislava Dikova
    • Head­quar­ters — sub­sidiary rela­tion­shipsPhillip Nell
    • Inter­na­tional cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, finance and account­ingTrond Randøy
    • Inter­na­tional HRM, global lead­er­ship, lan­guage and cross-​cultural man­age­mentAlex Mohr
    • Inter­na­tional Mar­ket­ingJorma Larimo
    • Inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion process, SMEs and entre­pre­neur­shipPav­los Dim­i­tratos
    • Knowl­edge man­age­ment and inno­va­tionRonaldo Par­ente
    • MNE strat­egy and orga­ni­za­tionJan Hen­drik Fisch
    • MNEs, gov­ern­ments and sus­tain­able devel­op­mentChang Hoon Oh
    • Teach­ing Inter­na­tional Busi­nessEliz­a­beth Rose

    Addi­tional Activ­i­ties at EIBA 2016

    In addi­tion to the reg­u­lar con­fer­ence pro­gram, a series of other events will take place dur­ing the course of EIBA 2016 in Vienna.

    • 30th John H. Dun­ning Doc­toral Tuto­r­ial – sub­mis­sion dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 1, 2016
    • 5th EIBA Doc­toral Sym­po­sium – sub­mis­sion dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 1, 2016
    • IBR & JIBS Paper Devel­op­ment Work­shops – sub­mis­sion dead­line: Sep­tem­ber 1, 2016
    • Qual­i­ta­tive & quan­ti­ta­tive research meth­ods workshops
    • Fac­ulty devel­op­ment workshops


    As every year, a num­ber of awards will be pre­sented for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the EIBA con­fer­ence and the IB com­mu­nity. So far the fol­low­ing awards have been con­firmed for the 2016 con­fer­ence, with more to follow.

    • Gun­nar Hed­lund Award
    • Danny Van Den Bul­cke Prize
    • EIBA Best Doc­toral The­sis Pro­posal in IB Award
    • IBR Best Jour­nal Paper of the Year Award
    • MRQ (Man­age­ment Review Quar­terly) Best Reviewer Award
    • Best Paper in each Track Awards includ­ing the IMR Inter­na­tional Mar­ket­ing Prize.
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