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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 03/Apr/2024
9:30am
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5:00pm
Registration
Location: Upper Foyer
10:00am
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1:00pm
Method Workshop 01: Modern Causal Inference Methods
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Aston University, United Kingdom;
The field of quantitative research has transitioned from classical regression models to research designs emphasizing causal interpretation. The credibility revolution has enhanced reliability in empirical economics by prioritizing research design quality and employing more experimental and quasi-experimental methods. The module introduces a potential outcome model and direct acyclic graphs to analyse the causal effects of policies in natural experiments and randomized control trials. It further discusses in detail recent developments in difference-in-difference and synthetic control methods. Staggered policy implementation and heterogenous impact is discussed. Finally, synthetic difference in difference, combining strengths of both methods is presented. The presentation of these methods is accompanied by practical demonstrations in R. Staggered difference-in-differences is illustrated through examples showcasing the heterogeneous impacts of preferential trade agreements and sanctions on trade flows. Synthetic control is demonstrated by evaluating the impact of Brexit on UK trade with the EU.
1:00pm
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1:30pm
Lunch
Location: MB706
1:30pm
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2:30pm
Professional Workshop 01: Alliance Design
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, United States of America;
Professor Reuer will talk about the state of research and methodological issues in Alliance Governance and Design research. While he discusses the broader literature and recent developments on collaborative strategy, he will identify new theoretical perspectives and topics worthy of future research in International Business.
2:30pm
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3:30pm
Method Workshop 02: Endogeneity Bias in International Business Research-Root Causes and Remedies
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Ghasem Zaefarian, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
Endogeneity-related issues in empirical research continue to receive increasing academic attention, serving as pivotal benchmarks for quality in many academic journals. In this workshop, we'll delve into the complexities of endogeneity bias, exploring its sources such as the omission of variables, errors in variables, and simultaneous causality. Led by Dr. Ghasem Zaefarian, Associate Professor of Marketing at Leeds University Business School, this workshop will provide attendees with an overview of endogeneity bias and its potential sources. From outlining the nuances of the issue to discussing techniques like instrumental variables and instrument-free approaches, participants will gain insights into mitigating endogeneity bias in their research. Whether you're designing a new research project or analyzing data to uncover cause-and-effect relationships, this methodological workshop is designed to give you a head start with the tools needed to navigate endogeneity bias effectively.
3:30pm
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3:45pm
Coffee Break
Location: MB706
3:45pm
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5:15pm
Method Workshop 03: Text Analysis and Machine Learning Techniques
Location: MB704
Chair: Duiyi (Claire) Dai, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom;
An ever-increasing share of information is recorded as digital text. Until recently, however, text analysis relied on meticulous human examination, a method inherently limited in scalability when confronted with the vast corpora now at our disposal. The quantity of individual documents within widely-used databases, such as those containing newspaper articles and tweets from Twitter, has surged into the tens of millions or billions more. This burgeoning abundance of large-scale corpora has sparked a heightened enthusiasm for machine learning techniques for text analysis, a trajectory that is poised to persist and intensify with the continual expansion of textual data reservoirs. This workshop will introduce how to perform text analysis using machine learning tools. The main topics covered include: What Is Text Analysis? Text data preprocessing. An overview of text analysis techniques used in economics. Word (text) similarity analysis with an example of measuring aggregate-level Brexit uncertainty. Topic analysis with an example of measuring topic-level Brexit uncertainty. Sentiment analysis with an example of measuring public sentiment towards Brexit using Twitter data.
Date: Thursday, 04/Apr/2024
8:30am
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6:00pm
Registration
Location: Upper Foyer
9:00am
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12:00pm
Method Workshop 04: Configurational Approach Using Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fsQCA)
Location: MB704
Chair: Prof Shubhabrata Basu, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India;
The configurational approach refers to an integrative analytical technique, involving mechanisms that simultaneously and jointly considers strategy, organizational and environmental characteristics (Wiklund and Shepherd, 2005). The configurational approach is useful when: (i) The antecedent factors are not clearly discernible due, in parts, to close linkages, mutual dependencies and interconnected processes amongst the factors (Meyer et. al, 1993) and (ii) The same antecedent factors may lead to conflicting outcomes or more confoundingly when equifinality results from a combination of different organizational configurations (Meyer, et. al). Of the several available tools, the set theoretical deduction based Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) method provides several distinctive advantages. First, QCA provides inferences on facts that we don’t know from those that we do know (Thomann and Maggetti, 2020), by establishing external and internal validities and a mode of reasoning...
Method Workshop 05: Literature Reviews in the Age of Information Overload
Location: MB706
Chair: Dr Noemi Sinkovics, University of Glasgow & University of Vaasa, United Kingdom;
Prerequisites of publishing include the identification of relevant and interesting research questions, the adequate delineation and framing of research problems, and the quality of the research design and execution. The ability to identify and analyse relevant literature underpins each stage of the research process. However, the exponential growth of publications within and outside of business and management studies can be overwhelming. Researchers need effective and efficient tools to identify, analyse, and synthesize relevant literature. This workshop offers an introduction to tools and techniques that can help researchers make sense of large bodies of literature and design search strategies that lead to manageable samples. With the proliferation of literature reviews in academic journals, the expectation of what qualifies as a meaningful literature review is constantly changing. The workshop will walk participants through some guidelines to help them keep up with the changing...
 
12:00pm
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1:00pm
Lunch
Location: G63
1:00pm
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2:30pm
Doc-A1: Emerging markets and their (still) emerging multinationals
Location: MB702
Chair: Prof Jun Du, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Dr Luis Alfonso Dau, Northeastern University, United States of America;
Doc-A2: Global strategy, innovation and trade
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Peder Greve, University of Reading, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, United States of America;
Doc-A3: International Business, Politics & Society
Location: MB706
Chair: Dr Giulio Nardella, ESCP Business School, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Doc-B1: Global strategies & new competences: Theorizing for the modern MNE
Location: MB402
Chair: Prof Pamela Sharkey Scott, Dublin City University, Ireland;
Discussant: Prof Peter Buckley, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
Doc-B2: Global value chain transformations & institutions
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Somnath Lahiri, Illinois State University, United States of America;
Discussant: Prof Roger Strange, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
Doc-B3: Global disruptions & MNE engagement with sustainable development goals
Location: MB406
Chair: Dr Elizabeth Yi Wang, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Dr Liena Kano, University of Calgary, Canada;
Doc-B4: New Frontiers in International Entrepreneurship
Location: MB408
Chair: Dr Yen Tran, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Niina Nummela, University of Turku, Finland;
Doc-B5: Non-Market Strategizing & Diplomacy - The new Firm Specific Advantages (FSAs)?
Location: MB411
Chair: Prof Ursula F. Ott, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Pervez Ghauri, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom;
   
1:30pm
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4:30pm
SUST-SIG 01: AIB Sustainability SIG Pre-Conference Workshop
Location: MB161B
Would you like to explore research and teaching ideas on sustainability and IB? Are you looking for co-authors for a new project? Do you have an idea for a paper but not sure how to take it forward? If the answer to any these questions is “yes”, then this workshop is for you. Following our successful knowledge sharing roundtable online discussions, this workshop is intended to create a friendly and open space for like-minded colleagues to interact and network with each other by sharing their research ideas, questions, challenges, and/or findings. The workshop embraces open research that is organised around ‘work packages’. During this workshop, you will work within small teams on a work package and develop a tangible output. The format of the output can range from a publication project, a SI call for papers, an application to a funding call (e.g., the AIB Research Funding Grants program), to the creation of a focused symposium.
2:30pm
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2:45pm
Coffee Break
Location: G63
2:45pm
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4:15pm
AIB-UKI Executive Board Meeting
Location: SW1109
Chair: Prof Davide Castellani, Henley Business School, United Kingdom;
Professional Workshop 02: How to Develop an Article for Publication in IB Focuing on Theoretical Contributions
Location: MB704
Chair: Prof Gary Knight, Willamette University, United States of America;
The Workshop on ‘How to Develop Articles for Publication in International Business’ (90 mins) will address academic research in international business, leading to publication in top journals. The workshop will address identifying research topics, the role of theory and theory development, creating the research paper, and publishing in journals. Publishable research should aim to develop new knowledge, with a focus on making substantive contributions to the field. Research should be framed within relevant, extant theory, and simultaneously aim to advance existing theory or otherwise develop new theory. The workshop will be taught by Professor Gary Knight, who has substantial experience conducting research and publishing in top journals, in international business.
Professional Workshop 03: Reviewing for Leading IB Journals
Location: MB706
Chair: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Peer review is an integral part of publishing in leading journals. It plays a critical role in offering scholars with constructive and developmental feedback to improve their work and eventually publish. It is also a great service to our academic community and a professional developmental activity. Peer reviewing entails diligent work, subject matter expertise in the field and a serious professional commitment. This workshop aims to help develop doctoral students and junior faculty to become effective and efficient reviewers by understanding what, why and do’s and don’ts of reviewing for leading IB journals. The focus of the meeting will be to share information in an interactive mode via examples regarding the review process, good and weak review, and reviews from the perspective of an author, editor and reviewer. Participating in this workshop will also help prospective authors to refine their own submissions to leading IB journals.
   
4:15pm
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4:30pm
Coffee Break
Location: G63
4:30pm
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6:00pm
ELDERs: EditoriaL DEsk Reviews (ELDERs) Development Workshop
Location: MB706
-Journal of International Business Studies: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom, p.s.budhwar@aston.ac.uk -Journal of International Business Policy: Prof Ari Van Assche, HEC Montréal, Canada, ari.van-assche@hec.ca; Prof Hinrich Voss, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, hinrich.voss@bristol.ac.uk -Journal of World Business: Prof Ulf Andersson, Mälardalen University, Sweden, ulf.r.andersson@mdu.se -International Business Review: Prof Roger Strange, The University of Sussex, United Kingdom, R.N.Strange@sussex.ac.uk -Critical Perspectives on International Business: Prof Rudolf Sinkovics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, rudolf.sinkovics@glasgow.ac.uk -International Marketing Review, Prof Olli Kuivalainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, Olli.Kuivalainen@lut.fi -European Management Journal, Dr Noemi Sinkovics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, noemi.sinkovics@glasgow.ac.uk
Professional Workshop 04: Developing Academic Career
Location: MB704
Chair: Prof Helen Higson, Aston University, United Kingdom;
This workshop will help you to analyse where your strengths and experiences are and where you have gaps in your knowledge of development needs. Participants will each work on a personal development plan which they can take away and use as part of their career development. The session is led by an experienced coach and mentor in HE, and will use tools which have been successful in the past in directing ECRs and more junior academics to think about what sort of academic role is best for them and what institution fits with their values. While the focus will be on a holistic career, participants may want to concentrate on their research trajectory.
 
6:00pm
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7:30pm
AIB-UKI Welcome Reception
Location: Conference Aston Lounge
Date: Friday, 05/Apr/2024
8:00am
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9:00am
Teaching Café 1: Nurturing EDI in IB Education
Location: MB411
Chair: Prof Margaret Fletcher, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Dr Cyntia Calixto, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
This teaching cafe aims to share experiences, strategies, and innovative approaches to foster an inclusive academic environment where diversity is celebrated, and equality is the foundation. As international business scholars, we understand the crucial role education plays in shaping future leaders and the business landscape. This session is designed to be an exchange different experiences on how we can address EDI in the classroom not only nurturing our students' academic growth but also equipping them with the critical analysis skills necessary to champion EDI in their professional journeys.
8:30am
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9:00am
Registration
Location: Upper Foyer
9:00am
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9:15am
Pre-Plenary: Welcome and Introduction
Location: Great Hall
Chair: Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Aleks Subic, Aston University, United Kingdom;
9:15am
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10:15am
Keynote 01: Open Plenary: Disruptions in the Global Environment: New Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Great Hall
Chair: Prof Gary Knight, Willamette University, United States of America;
Professor Gary Knight will discuss new disruptive trends in the global environment and their impact on international business (IB). Key trends include shifting demographics and international migration, transformation of the global economic environment, revolutionary technological advances, and the deteriorating natural environment and sustainability. The trends are disruptive in various ways, but they also provide countless opportunities for IB practice and research. Professor Knight will examine these new developments and the threats and opportunities that they pose. He will identify key areas for scholarly research. He will also highlight steps that firms and other organizations can take in order to survive and thrive under emergent disruptions in the global environments.
10:15am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: G63
10:30am
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12:00pm
comp-1.01: Cross-Border Innovation and Learning
Location: MB408
Chair: Dr Marica Grego, University of Pavia, Italy;
comp-1.02: Innovation and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs
Location: G11
Chair: Prof Antonella Zucchella, University of Pavia, Italy;
comp-1.03: MNE Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
Location: MB417
Chair: Dr Luis Alfonso Dau, Northeastern University, United States of America;
comp-1.04: Studying Sustainability: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges and Opportunities
Location: MB402
Chair: Prof Rudolf Sinkovics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
comp-1.05: Geopolitical Volatility and the MNE: The Impact of Crises, Conflicts, and Sanctions
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Nigel Driffield, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom;
comp-1.06: Emerging Patterns of HRM
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom;
comp-1.07: Reconfiguration and Dynamics in Global Value Networks
Location: MB406
Chair: Prof Ari Van Assche, HEC Montreal, Canada;
int-1.01: Navigating Corporate Dynamics: Trust, Diversity, and Resilience in Multinational Contexts
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Vikrant Shirodkar, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
int-1.02: Global Perspectives: Strategies, Sustainability, and Innovation in International Business
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Reza Marvi, Aston Business School, United Kingdom;
Panel 1: Innovation and the Multinational Enterprise
Location: Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Dr Marianna Marra, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
• What is the current state of knowledge about the R&D activities of MNEs? • How are these activities likely to change in the future? • How are technological and geopolitical developments in the world economy driving product, process, and business model innovations? • How are these developments impacting both the geographical configuration of GVCs and their organization? • How can government policies encourage innovation and promote the domestic capture of the rents therefrom? Overview of the main issues addressed by the panel Innovation underpins firms’ competitiveness and sustainable performance. For multinational enterprises (MNEs) which compete in global markets, innovation has long been recognized (see, for example, Vernon 1966) as essential not just to growth and success but fundamentally to survival (Papanastassiou et al., 2020). Innovations may be developed in-house and/or acquired externally through different forms of knowledge sourcing such as acquisitions, strategic...
Panel 2: WAIB - Women in Academia: Perspectives on research, impact, and knowledge exchange
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Dr Noemi Sinkovics, University of Glasgow & University of Vaasa, United Kingdom;
       
12:00pm
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1:00pm
Lunch
Location: Conference Aston Restaurant
1:00pm
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2:30pm
comp-2.01: Subsidiary Dynamics and Low-Carbon Innovation
Location: MB408
Chair: Dr Yen Tran, Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom;
comp-2.02: Global Economic Dynamics: Perspectives on Labour, Investment, and Inclusion
Location: MB411
Chair: Dr Swetketu Patnaik, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom;
comp-2.03: Sustainability and Climate Change
Location: MB419
Chair: Dr Marianna Marra, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
comp-2.04: In Search for the ‘Holy Grail’: Relationships among CSR Performance, Market Performance, Internationalisation, and Value Creation
Location: MB402
Chair: Prof Jeremy Clegg, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
comp-2.05: Istitutions and MNE Location Strategy: Tax Heavens and Profit-Shifting
Location: MB417
Chair: Prof Chris Jones, Aston University, United Kingdom;
comp-2.06: Institutional Dynamics and ESG in Global Operations
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Agelos Delis, Aston University, United Kingdom;
dc-pd: Doctoral Colloquium - Pavlos Dimistratos Award Finalists
Location: MB404
Chair: Dr Irina Surdu, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom;
int-2.01: Innovations and Challenges in Global Business Dynamics
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Aston University, United Kingdom;
int-2.02: Advancing Global Innovation: Insights from FDI, Technology, and Procurement
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Antonis Ballis, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Panel 3: The Present and Future of International Entrepreneurship
Location: Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Dr Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Aston University, United Kingdom;
International entrepreneurship represents a very lively research field and community of scholars. It is positioned at the crossroads between international business and entrepreneurship and contributes to the former providing a complementary perspective on the internationalization phenomenon. The year 2024 marks an important anniversary for this relatively young topic: 30 years since the publication of Oviatt & McDugall (1994) and 20 years since the publication of Knight & Cavusgil (2004), both on JIBS and both receiving the JIBS decade article award. In this panel, we ask what is the present and the future of a field which attracts many young scholars and is quite popular at international business conferences and journals? What is the state of this discipline today, disciplines which received so much attention from scholars and contributions as well as criticism? And what is its future? In many works, International Entrepreneurship is depicted as an outcome of globalization processes:...
PDW: The Agenda for Sustainable International Business: The Agenda for Sustainable International Business: Professional Development Workshop
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Dr Elizabeth Yi Wang, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is a follow up of an AIB Impact Event, entitled “An Agenda for Sustainable International Business”, organised by the Mainstreaming Impact in International Business (MIIB) Initiative of the AIB and the AIB UKI Chapter. The Event attracted a great deal of interests and stimulated further discussions in various institutions and organisations. As a result, a Sustainable International Business Poster Competition was launched as an action for the Agenda. Supported by a range of AIB components, including MIIB, AIB UKI, AIB LAC, T&E SIG, Sustainability SIG, Digitisation SIG, and WAIB, the Competition aims to address the world’s critical sustainability challenges by pooling resources of engaged International Business (IB) scholarship in research and teaching to help organisations engaged with IB activities to add (net positive) value to society. The Competition is operationalised in a way to empower students, educators, and businesses. The PDW has...
       
2:30pm
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3:00pm
Coffee Break
Location: G63
Meet the Author: International Business: The New Realities
Location: G63
Chair: Prof Gary Knight, Willamette University, United States of America;
SUST-SIG 02: AIB Sustainability SIG - Social Networking (open to all academy)
Location: G63
Chair: Dr Shasha Zhao, University of Surrey, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Dr Maria Vasileva Ilieva, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom;
Sponsored by the International Business department, Leeds University Business School
   
3:00pm
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4:15pm
All Academy Panel: 50th Anniversary of the AIB-UKI Chapter Conference
Location: Great Hall
4:15pm
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4:30pm
Coffee Break
Location: G63
4:30pm
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6:00pm
comp-3.01: Learning, Innovation and Technology in EMs
Location: MB402
Chair: Dr Ziad Elsahn, Herriot-Watt University, United Kingdom;
comp-3.02: Corruption and SMEs' Export Challenges
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Ines Alvarez Boulton, Aston University, United Kingdom;
comp-3.03: The Dark Side of IB: Money Laundering, Bribery, and Corruption
Location: MB411
Chair: Dr Irina Surdu, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom;
comp-3.04: International Entrepreneurship and SME Expansion Strategies
Location: MB417
Chair: Arun Sukumar, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom;
comp-3.05: Global Crisis Management and Resilience
Location: MB406
Chair: Dr Yama Temouri, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates;
comp-3.06: SME Internationalisation and Performance
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, United States of America;
int-3.01: Diverse Perspectives on Education and Entrepreneurship
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Cyntia Calixto, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
Panel 4: Geopolitics, Globalisation and Economic Growth
Location: Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Prof Suma Athreye, University of Essex, United Kingdom;
Geopolitics has been a crucial driver of globalization and growth throughout history, a fact that has often been overlooked by international business scholars who have traditionally viewed globalization as an open opportunity for all capable firms and supportive governments. However, historical patterns show that modern globalization has thrived under unequal power regimes, with the dominance of Britain and later the United States, which facilitated global economic integration through initiatives like the Marshall Plan and support for countries like South Korea to counterbalance influences from Russia and China. This historical context highlights that opportunities for globalization and growth have been unevenly distributed, often favoring geopolitical allies of dominant powers. Recent empirical studies suggest that sustained growth is less about liberal trade policies and more about how states align their policies with the interests of multinational enterprises (MNEs), with the...
Panel 5: Meet the Editors
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom;
1. Journal of International Business Studies 2. Journal of International Business Policy 3. International Business Review 4. Journal of World Business 5. International Marketing Review 6. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics 7. Critical Perspectives on International Business 8. Data in Brief 9. Transnational Corporations
waib-sm: Speed Mentoring
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Margaret Fletcher, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Dr Melanie Hassett, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom;
7:00pm
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11:30pm
Gala Dinner
Location: Birmingham Council House Banqueting Suite
Date: Saturday, 06/Apr/2024
8:00am
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9:00am
Teaching Café 2: Formative Feedback in a Multicultural Classroom
Location: MB411
Chair: Dr Stefan Zagelmeyer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
Increasing international student mobility has led to the prevalence of multicultural classrooms in business and management education. In a multicultural classroom, where students come from different cultural backgrounds and may have different expectations, preferences and experiences, formative feedback can pose some challenges. Among other things, this concerns the content, the channels and the communication of feedback, and student responses to and engagement with feedback. In this Teaching Café, we will share experiences and discuss how we as educators can address the challenges of providing formative feedback in a multicultural classroom. It will be organized around two brief interventions by the facilitators, which will (i) introduce the recommendations of the current state of pedagogical research and (ii) summarise the first findings of the empirical research on the topic. The central part of the Teaching Café will discuss ideas and practical solutions to overcome the challenges...
9:00am
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10:00am
Keynote 02: Governance of the MNE and Policy Analysis
Location: Great Hall
Chair: Prof Peter Buckley, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
Multinationals face “The Rise of the National” - a return to policies advocated by Friedrich List (1841) (Tariffs represent investment in future Technology. National Systems of Innovation) and the introduction of Industrial Policies (including “Green” policies, and in the USA the Chips Act, Pure List, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)) . In response, multinationals are devising resilience strategies in the era of “slowbalisation”. This presentation examines these strategies using a time profile to cover - Immediate Imperatives Short- Term Strategies Long –Term Strategies Long Long-Term Strategies (N.B. Globalization not in reverse – slower growth in some areas. In others e.g., data transfers, globalization is accelerating.) MNE strategies must respond to policy changes and other challenges. Success will be dependent on flexibility and the capacity to innovate. Perhaps these characteristics are the ultimate long run “firm specific advantages.”
10:00am
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10:30am
Coffee Break
Location: G63
10:30am
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12:00pm
comp-4.01: Social and environmental challenges
Location: MB408
Chair: Dr Stefan Zagelmeyer, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
comp-4.02: Institutional Dynamics in Emerging Markets
Location: MB411
Chair: Prof Heinz Tuselmann, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom;
comp-4.03: International Marketing in an Ever-Evolving World
Location: MB402
Chair: Dr Reza Marvi, Aston Business School, United Kingdom;
comp-4.04: Innovation and Technology in Emerging Markets
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Somnath Lahiri, Illinois State University, United States of America;
comp-4.05: Organisational Resilience and Adaptation
Location: MB417
Chair: Dr Giulio Nardella, ESCP Business School, United Kingdom;
comp-4.06: Market Entry Strategies and Export Intensity
Location: MB419
Chair: Dr Ash Sadeghi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom;
comp-4.07: Political Connections and Strategic Non-Market Approaches
Location: MB406
Chair: Prof Suma Athreye, University of Essex, United Kingdom;
comp-4.08: Failure and success in SME Internationalisation
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Razieh Sadraei, Coventry University, United Kingdom;
int-4.01: Strategic Insights in International Business Operations
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Seçil Danakol, Aston University, United Kingdom;
int-4.02: Exploring Entrepreneurial Frontiers: AI, Internationalization, and Gender Perspectives
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Dalila Ribaudo, Aston University, United Kingdom;
Panel 6: Bringing AIB’s Ethics Alive for Today
Location: Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre
This panel will explain both the anatomy of ethics within the AIB and the operation of ethical processes. As AIB members, many of you will know that the Academy has three codes of ethics: the Member Code of Ethics, Leadership Code of Ethics and the Journals Code of Ethics covering its three journals. Our panel will kick off with an explanation of the nature of these three codes (to be found at: https://www.aib.world/about/policies/). We will also explain how AIB generates, revises and updates, its ethical rules and how it implements and enforces them. One thing that we all learn is that it is surprisingly easy, if not to transgress, then to come perilously close to transgressing. Understanding the pitfalls that are out there is particularly important today, given digitalisation and – dare we say it – the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Our panellists are right at the heart of the ethical dimension to the AIB. Rosalie Tung, as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Journal of International...
Panel 7: Replicability in International Business Research
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Dr Agelos Delis, Aston University, United Kingdom;
In recent times, various academic fields, natural sciences, psychology and economics, have experienced scandals and negative publicity after several high-profile academic articles had to be retracted. One of the reasons was that their findings were not replicable. The implications of these events extend beyond academia, potentially eroding public trust and confidence in scientific discoveries. This panel will discuss: a) whether the field of International Business Research is immune to such developments, b) how the issue of replicability might affect future research in International Business, c) what steps IB journals take to tackle the issue and d) what are the lessons from other academic fields. Please join this panel in its attempt to address the questions raised above with an aim to contribute to the dialogue within the International Business academic community about the topic of replicability.
     
12:00pm
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1:00pm
Lunch
Location: Conference Aston Restaurant
1:00pm
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2:30pm
Book: The AIB-UKI Palgrave Book Presentation
Location: Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Prof Olli Kuivalainen, LUT University, Finland;
Discussant: Prof Rudolf Sinkovics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
comp-5.01: Global Strategy and Corporate Governance
Location: MB408
Chair: Dr Melanie Hassett, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom;
comp-5.02: Digital Technologies and International Business Strategy
Location: MB402
Chair: Dr Valerio Veglio, University of Pavia, Italy;
comp-5.03: CSR, corruption, investment and postcolonialism
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Matthew Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom;
comp-5.04: Social Innovation and the MNE
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Ines Alvarez Boulton, Aston University, United Kingdom;
comp-5.05: Insights into Global Investment Dynamics: Perspectives from Emerging Economies
Location: MB702
Chair: Prof Jun Du, Aston University, United Kingdom;
comp-5.06: Advancements in International Business: Social Enterprises, Smart Cities, and Low-Carbon Knowledge Transfer
Location: MB406
Chair: Dr Maria Vasileva Ilieva, Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom;
comp-5.07: International Business Education and Knowledge Transfer
Location: MB417
Chair: Prof Margaret Fletcher, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
comp-5.08: Geography, Innovation, and Strategic Re-entry
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Davide Castellani, Henley Business School, United Kingdom;
Panel 8: Commonwealth Under Global Economic Uncertainties
Location: Susan Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Chair: Prof Peter Buckley, University of Manchester, United Kingdom;
Discussant: Prof Jeremy Clegg, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
This is 12th edition from the series of panels organized by the Commonwealth Research Network on International Business (CRN-IB) at the AIB UK & Ireland conference. With the support of the AIB and leading academics from around the globe, the CRN-IB was established at a special session during the Annual European International Business Conference in Brighton in 2012. It aims to bring together and strengthen relationships and dialogue between academic, businesses and policymaking bodies working on and in Commonwealth countries.
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AIB UK&I Membership Meeting
Location: G11

 
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