Dear IB/IM SIG members,
I am pleased to share exciting news and events with you.
Firstly, the "McDonald-Clegg" award for the best competitive IB/IM paper submitted in the IB/IM track of BAM 2019.
The paper entitled "Informal Institutions Matter: Strategies of Chinese Multinational Enterprises Operating in Australia" won MacDonald-Clegg Award for the best competitive paper in International Business/International Management (IB/IM) Track at 2019 British Academy of Management Annual Conference. The award was kindly sponsored by School of International Business, the Guangdong University of Finance and Economics in China, who sponsored this award for the second time since year 2018.
Secondly, the Paper Development Workshop of Knowledge Networks in Essex Business School on October 8-9, 2019.
Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group from Essex Business School hosted an interdisciplinary paper development workshop (PDW) of Knowledge Networks at the University of Essex, Essex Business School Southend Campus in collaboration with Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, and British Academy of Management (BAM), IB/IM SIG.
This workshop lasted for two full days of October 8 and 9, 2019. It brought together PhD students, early career researchers, and senior scholars active in the fields of management, international business, strategy and innovation and stimulated an interdisciplinary discussion on papers submitted to the PDW.
Discussant panels included Gautam Ahuja from Cornell University, Robin Cowan from the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki from University of Leeds, Anne ter Wal from Imperial College London, and Haina Zhang from University of Aberdeen.
Thirdly, the Journal of World Business special issue.
Journal of World Business will be hosting a special issue on "Time Matters: Rethinking the Role of Time in International Business Research". Submissions will be open on August 15, 2020 and are due on August 30, 2020. This special issue intends to stimulate thinking on the role and impact of time in International Business theory and practice.
Guest editors include Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki from University of Leeds, Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki from University of Turku, Melanie E. Hassett from University of Sheffield, Elizabeth L. Rose from University of Leeds, and Peter W. Liesch from The University of Queensland. Supervising editor is Ulf Anderson from Mälardalen University.