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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;
 

Foreign direct investment and firm economic performance in emerging markets: Insights from India

Olufemi Aluko

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Where does the attractiveness rest? Factor market distortions and opportunities for FDI: A subnational analysis

Ziyan Ma

University of Warwick, United Kingdom



Where do advantages rise? The moderating impact of firm capability on factor market distortions and FDIs subnational location choice

Ziyan Ma

University of Warwick, United Kingdom

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;
 

Internationalisation and Innovation of the UK SMEs

Syed Ali Nawaid Alam

Northumbria Univeristy, United Kingdom



IT’S SIMPLY COMPLICATED - Exploring Subsidiary Managers’ Activities after gaining an R&D Mandate

Noushan Memar

Mälardalen Univeristy, Sweden



Internationalizing Irish Business: the transition from indigenous SMEs to MNEs

Yueling Sima

University College Cork, Ireland

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;
 

Moving On. Do Domestic Stock Markets continue to Influence Immigrants’ Mental Health when they Move Abroad?

Ruben Ruf

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland



Exploring how Business Schools engage with issues relating to modern slavery

Antonietta Balestra

Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom



Economic and institutional determinants of South Africa's outward foreign direct investment.

Bernadetta Mazimbe

Sheffield Hallam 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;
 

Networks and the internationalisation performance of EM MNEs: the mediating role of dynamic capabilities

Guanyi Qi

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom



How emerging market multinational retailers use innovation in their internationalisation: A study of Chinese retailers competing in developed markets

Sverre Pontus Lundgren, Dr Amelia Au-Yeung, Dr Yehia Nawar

University of West London, United Kingdom



An attention-based explanation of family firms' bifurcation bias in internationalization: A MouselabWeb-study

Nico Troiani

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria



Exploring Small and Medium Enterprises Re-Internationalisation Dynamics in an Emerging Economy

Moses Mmadubuko

Aston University, United Kingdom



How Digitalization Shapes the Process and Outcomes of Internationalising Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Sola Olododo

University Of Strathclyde, 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;
 

Trust-building as an informal institution: a qualitative study of trust-building practices in strategic alliances of multinational enterprises in emerging markets

Alireza Kamali

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



The European steel industry – Quo Vadis?

Maurice Petrus Antonius Wokke

University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The



How does economic inequality within country affect price and the sales takeoff

Ming Cheng

University of Leeds, 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;
 

The impact of enterprise OFDI on environmental pollution in home countries: direct and indirect impacts.

Shuang Wang

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Multinationals Enterprises (MNEs) Engagement To The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ana Paula Alves Cruz

FGV / Business School of São Paulo - EAESP, Brazil



Inequality and Academic Dropout Disparity in Postgraduate Business Education

Cameron David McMorran

Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom



Examining the tactics and aftermath of Negotiation on Developmental idiosyncratic deals (I-deals) among Professional Women in Hong Kong

Yuen Yui Lam

Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom

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;
 

Internationalisation In the Era of Digitalisation: The Case of Immigrant-Owned Entrepreneurial SMEs

Asaad Bagheri

UWE Bristol, United Kingdom



Mixed Embeddedness in the Entrepreneurial Journey: A Comparative Study between Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Returnee Entrepreneurs

Ngoc Nhu Nguyen

Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom



The Impact of Digitalisation on Internationalisation of SMEs in Small and Medium-Sized Towns

Kaarina Ann Vieru

LUT University, Finland



Critical Evaluation of Export Performance and Exporting Barriers on SMEs in Palestine

Bilal Mohd Abu Jafar

UWE Bristol, United States of America

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;
 

Strategic Navigation in Turbulent Waters: A Systematic Review of Nonmarket Strategies for Navigating Uncertainty

Yi Shen

University of Manchester, United Kingdom



Does social corporate reputation matter? Exploring how corporate social responsibility affects cross-border mergers and acquisitions performance

Jeongsun Park

Warwick Business School, United Kingdom



International Political Risk Management as a Decision-Making Process: A Systematic Review, Framework and Research agenda

Mauricio R.R. Hilbck1, Thomas Lawton2, Armagan Tarim3, Norin McCarthy4

1: UCC, Ireland; 2: UCC, Ireland; 3: UCC, Ireland; 4: UCC, Ireland



Political connections for greater good: explaining the interplay between non-market and environmental strategies of firms in the context of emerging markets

Zhen Liu

University of Surrey, 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.
 

Partnering to Deliver Sustainability Work Packages

Shasha Zhao1, Maria Ilieva2, Hinrich Voss3, John Dilyard4, Rudolf Sinkovics5

1: University of Surrey, United Kingdom; 2: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 3: University of Bristol, United Kingdom; 4: St. Francis College, USA; 5: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

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
 

A qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) of the evolution of innovation and corporate catching-up in China

Steffen Wolfer

TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany



Diversity management professionals as institutional entrepreneurs in an emerging market context: a study of foreign multinational corporations in Pakistan

Sabeen Imran Ahmad

University of East London, United Kingdom



Learning from the locally listed subsidiary: Evidence from MNE subsidiaries in India

Mayank Sewak1, Garima Garg2, Anurag Sharma2

1: Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom; 2: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA



Pathway of Breaking the Innovation Trap? OFDI, GVC Governance, and Domestic Innovation in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Chinese MNEs

Tao Zou

King's College London, United Kingdom



From deprivation to entrepreneurial internationalization: Synthesizing the direct impact of dynamic capabilities and moderating effect of co-creation and technology advancement

Razieh Sadraei, Vahid Jafari Sadeghi

Aston University, United Kingdom



International Political Risk Management as a Decision-Making Process: A Systematic Review, Framework and Research agenda

Mauricio R.R. Hilbck1, Thomas Lawton2, Armagan Tarim3, Norin McCarthy4

1: University College Cork, Ireland; 2: University College Cork, Ireland; 3: Hacettepe University; Turkey; 4: University College Cork, Ireland



Navigating Small and Medium Enterprises internationalisation in an emerging economy: The role of innovation and certification in overcoming Corruption Barriers

Moses Mmadubuko, Pearl Gyan- Amponsah, Daniel Mafulul, Behnaz Haj Mohammadi

Aston University, United Kingdom



United We Stand: Towards an Ecosystem Approach to Reconciling the Integration-Autonomy Dilemma in Post-merger Integration

Zhengyao Kang1, Ke Rong2, Xianwei Shi3

1: University of Bristol Business School; 2: Tsinghua University; 3: Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University



Putting community before customers: Legitimacy dynamics during crises in diverse institutional environments

Kashif Ahmed, Wafa Tariq Waqar, Ralf Bebenroth, Miwa Matsuo

Kobe University, Japan



FDI Motivations and Foreign Ownership Choice of EMNEs

Ayşe Kayacı1,2

1: Dicle University, Turkiye; 2: University of Reading, 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;
 

A qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) of the evolution of innovation and corporate catching-up in China

Steffen Wolfer

TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany



Collaborative innovation: A solution to the dilemma of family firm internationalization?

Chao Zhang

Northumbria University, United Kingdom



Subsidiaries’ local network embedding processes - Focus on Chinese Sales subsidiaries in the UK electronic market

Yingying He, Melanie Hassett

The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom



Multitemporality in IB fieldwork – defining the temporality of the phenomenon, informants and researcher

Melanie Hassett1, Leila Hurmerinta2, Eriikka Paavilainen-Mäntymäki3

1: University of Sheffield, United Kingdom; 2: University of Turku, Finland; 3: University of Turku, Finland

comp-1.02: Innovation and learning in the internationalisation of SMEs
Location: G11
Chair: Prof Antonella Zucchella, University of Pavia, Italy;
 

Examining the role of internationalisation in the innovation of Chinese SMEs: The mediating role of managerial and networking capabilities

Caifei Chen1, Alessandro Giudici2, Andrew Jones3

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: Bayes business school, City, University of London, United kingdom; 3: Brunel University London, United kingdom



International SMEs and circular business models: Case studies from China

Diala Kabbara1, Rahim Salhab2

1: University of Pavia, Italy; 2: Skema Business School



Internationalisation Pathways and Innovation Dynamics in SMEs: Evidence from Canadian Firms

Rod B. McNaughton1, Michael Sheppard2, Olli Kuivalainen3

1: University of Auckland, New Zealand; 2: Acadia University, Canada; 3: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

comp-1.03: MNE Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
Location: MB417
Chair: Dr Luis Alfonso Dau, Northeastern University, United States of America;
 

Shifting landscapes: Impact of climate risk on MNEs’ OFDI location decisions & the moderating role of network contingencies

Soni Jha

Purdue University - Fort Wayne, United States of America



Green Business Strategies of MNEs: A Thematic, Theoretical, and Empirical Assessment

Ilayda Ipek1,2

1: Dokuz Eylül University, Turkiye; 2: University of Leicester, United Kingdom



Green Competitiveness and ESG Performance: A Study of MNEs' Adoption of SDGs in MENA Region

Hicham Nachit1, Miguel Torres2, João Bento3, El Mehdi Es-Sbaa1

1: ESCA; 2: University of Kent; 3: Universidade de Aveiro

comp-1.04: Studying Sustainability: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges and Opportunities
Location: MB402
Chair: Prof Rudolf Sinkovics, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
 

Corporate commitment to human rights and sustainable development - A quantitative analysis of corporate reports of DAX 40 MNCs

Stefan Zagelmeyer

University of Manchester, United Kingdom



MNEs and sustainable development goals in developing countries: Evidence from Ghana’s mining industry

Stanford Nartey2, Ellis LC Osabutey1

1: Northumbria University, United Kingdom; 2: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana



Challenges of sustainability governance in a developing country: Immiserizing growth revisited

Faith Hatani

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark



The Political Approach and Conduct of NMS and Firms’ Performance

Mama Z Kone, Helen Higson

Aston University, 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;
 

Should I stay or should I go? A Delphi study on how to institutionalize corporate respect of human rights in conflict-affected areas

Janine Allenbacher1, Matthias Fertig2, Jennifer Adolph2

1: University of Hamburg; 2: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg



Where angels fear to tread: FDI into sanctions locations

Chris Jones1, Nigel Driffield2, Saul Estrin3, Ha-Phuong Luong1

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: University of Warwick; 3: London School of Economics



Putting Community Before Customers: Legitimacy Dynamics Across Borders During a Crisis

Kashif Ahmed, Wafa Tariq Waqar, Ralf Bebenroth, Miwa Matsuo

Kobe University, Japan

comp-1.06: Emerging Patterns of HRM
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

An examination of hybrid work leadership self-efficacy including evidence from Australian and US managers.

Jin-Woong Yoo1, Weian Wang2, Aaron Rae Stephens3

1: University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; 2: Hartwick College, United States; 3: Hartwick College, United States



Diversity management professionals as institutional entrepreneurs in an emerging market context: a study of foreign multinational corporations in Pakistan

Sabeen Imran Ahmad

University of East London, United Kingdom



Did Anyone Say Mindfulness and Self-compassion in the Capitalist World? Oh No! Wait. Yes, Please!

Yasemin Pacaci1, Cagri Yalkin2, Mustafa Özbilgin3

1: Koç University, Turkiye; 2: Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus; 3: Brunel University, London



Digital Transformation of Enterprise Human Resource Management: A Personnel Efficiency Evaluation Framework with DEA-Malmquist Model

Kangning Zheng1, Justin Zhang2, Liuyu Zhou3, Yinge Xu4, Abhishek Behl5, Vijay Pereira6

1: Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China; 2: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA; 3: Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China; 4: Zhejiang Wanli University, Ningbo, China; 5: Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India; 6: NEOMA Business School, France



Conceptualizing the selection of emerging market multinational enterprises’ senior leaders

Shuang Ren1, Jianmin Sun2

1: Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom; 2: Renmin University, China

comp-1.07: Reconfiguration and Dynamics in Global Value Networks
Location: MB406
Chair: Prof Ari Van Assche, HEC Montreal, Canada;
 

Backshoring: Treatment or palliative care?

Luigi Benfratello1, Davide Castellani2, Anna D'Ambrosio1, Katiuscia Lavoratori2, Alessandro Manello3

1: Politecnico di Torino, Italy; 2: University of Reading, United Kingdom; 3: University of Turin, Italy



Global Value Network (GVN) Reconfigurations: interactions between value chains and organisations

Keying Zhao, Yongjiang Shi

Cambridge Univ., United Kingdom



Orchestrating Global Value Chains: The Impact of Directorial Decisions and Transnational Interlocks in Emerging Economies

Dinesh Prabhu1, Surender Munjal2

1: IIM Tiruchirappalli, India; 2: Aston Business School



Accounting and Aligning SMEs’ Scope 3 emissions to improve the sustainability of the Global Value Chain

Carole Couper, Dev K. {Roshan} Boojihawon, Robin Struber

Birmingham Business School, United Kingdom



Mastering cricket: The rise of South Asian producers within global value chains for sports goods

David John Smith, Will Rossiter, Rupert Matthews

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

int-1.01: Navigating Corporate Dynamics: Trust, Diversity, and Resilience in Multinational Contexts
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Vikrant Shirodkar, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
 

CAN I TRUST YOU? A JAPANESE MNC REGAINING TRUST OF STAKEHOLDERS AFTER A CRISIS

Maria Vasileva Ilieva1, Niina Nummela2, Jin-ichiro Yamada3

1: Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom; 2: University of Turku, Finland; 3: Kyoto University, Japan



Migrant entrepreneurship: Welcome to my shop

Mary Leung

Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom



Managing identity and cultural diversity in teams in multinational corporations

Xiaoting Luo

University of Bristol, United Kingdom



Variations of Terrorism- Exploring Firm Level Implications of Domestic Terrorism for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) in Emerging Economies.

Elizabeth Johnson

Sheffield Hallam University, 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;
 

Overcoming the liability of outsidership in geopolitical initiatives: Lessons from strategies of German companies in the Belt and Road Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa

Simon Züfle

Reutlingen University, Germany



CHIINESE OFDI INTO THE BRICS COIUNTRIES: INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY APPROACH

Ninel Seniuk

BUEM, Slovak Republic



Sustainable internationalisation of UK SMEs in Africa: Drivers, challenges and support

Susan Schwarz1, Tina Fahm2

1: King's College London; 2: Cambridge Judge Business School



Navigating global boundaries: Uncovering the nexus of strategic ambidexterity and entrepreneurial orientation in relocation decisions

Nilay Bicakcioglu-Peynirci1, Cagla Dayangan2

1: University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 2: Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, United Kingdom



INTERNATIONAL CONSUMERS` PURCHASE INTENTIONS OF MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS`(MNCS`) BRANDS: THE INFLUENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PERCEPTION AND ITS ANTECEDENTS

Marzanna Katarzyna Witek-Hajduk, Anna Napiórkowska, Anna Grudecka

SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

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...
 

Panellists:

Peter Buckley1, Roger Strange2, Marina Papanastassiou3, Shasha Zhao4

1: The University of Manchester, United Kingdom; 2: The University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 3: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 4: The University of Surrey, United Kingdom

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;
 

Panellists:

Esther Tippmann1, Ursula Ott2, Liena Kano3, Aida Hajro4

1: University of Galway, Ireland; 2: Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom; 3: University of Calgary, Canada; 4: University of Leeds, 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;
 

Holding On or Leaving Out: Unravelling the Impact of Subsidiary Density and Entry Order on Foreign Survival

Ha Nguyen, Vikrant Shirodkar

University of Sussex Business School, United Kingdom



Facilitating Low-carbon Innovation in IJVs: An Interplay between Networking Capabilities and University-industry Partnerships

Linlan Huang1, Huan Zou2

1: Birmingham City University, United Kingdom; 2: SOAS, University of London



PROXIMITIES, TRUST, AND DISTRUST IN INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES FOR INNOVATION: A REVIEW AND RESEARCH AGENDA

Marília Schocair1, Simone Galina2

1: University of São Paulo, Brazil; 2: University of São Paulo, Brazil

comp-2.02: Global Economic Dynamics: Perspectives on Labour, Investment, and Inclusion
Location: MB411
Chair: Dr Swetketu Patnaik, Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom;
 

Can Marx’s theory explain the obstacles faced by foreign workers in a host country?

Marie-Therese Claes, Ana Nestorovic

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria



Globalization or Deglobalization? How Different Metrics Tell Different Stories

Wei Lin, Xiaoxu Zhang, Winfried Ruigrok

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland



Inward Foreign Direct Investment, Superstar Firms and Wage Inequality Between Firms: Evidence from European Regions

Juan Duran1,2, Iulia Siedschlag1,2

1: Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Ireland; 2: Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin

comp-2.03: Sustainability and Climate Change
Location: MB419
Chair: Dr Marianna Marra, University of Sussex, United Kingdom;
 

Comprehending Sustainable Transport and Smart Mobility in Present Context: An Extended Cross-National Analysis (Italy-UK) spanning 2010 to 2023

Giuseppe Modarelli1, Razieh Sadraei2, Rainero Christian1

1: University of Turin, Italy; 2: Coventry University, United Kingdom



Multinationals and disadvantaged communities in Latin America: A multi-stakeholder approach

Jayne Cathcart1, Renan Oliveira2, Jorge Carneiro2, Pervez Ghauri1, Axèle Giroud3

1: University of Birmingham; 2: FGV-EAESP Sao Paulo School of Business Administration, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 3: University of Manchester



How MNEs Partner with Local Organizations in a Least Developed Economy

Matthew Allen1, Bakhtiar Rana2

1: Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; 2: Aalborg University, Denmark

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;
 

From Excessive Philanthropy to Green Initiatives: The Impact of Military Leadership on Corporate Social Responsibility

Tao Chen, Hyeyoun Park

University of Surrey, United Kingdom



Forerunners, Laggards, Walkers, and Talkers: Impact of (In)congruent Internal–External CSR Strategies on Market Performance

Kashif Ahmed, Wafa Tariq Waqar, Ralf Bebenroth

Kobe University, Japan



Do We Need a Green Building? Enhancing Firm Performance through Sustainable Practices

Tao Chen, Yuanyuan Fan, Tazeeb Rajwani, Shasha Zhao

University of Surrey, 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;
 

Wish you weren’t here: Tax Havens, Corruption, and the Reputation Damage of the Multinational Enterprise.

Giulio Nardella1, Chris Jones2, Yama Temouri3, Stephen Brammer4

1: ESCP Business School, Europe; 2: Aston Business School, UK; 3: Khalifa University, UAE; 4: University of Bath, UK



THE USE OF TAX HAVENS AS A REAL OPTION

Chris Jones1, Alcino Azevedo1, Nigel Driffield2, Izidin El Kalak3, Jeffrey Reuer4

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: University of Warwick; 3: Cardiff University, Cardiff Business School; 4: University of Colorado



TAX HAVEN INTERNATIONALIZATION AS MIXED GAMBLE: EVIDENCE FROM LARGE FAMILY FIRMS

Anita Kerai

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India

comp-2.06: Institutional Dynamics and ESG in Global Operations
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Agelos Delis, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Negative stakeholder salience and institutional decoupling: a process model

Dan Prud'homme1, David McCourt2, Nianchen Han3

1: Florida International University (FIU), United States of America; 2: University of California Davis; 3: Nanyang Business School, NTU



ESG Performance and Interorganizational Trust in International Public Procurement

Ali Arsalan Pasha, Ari Van Assche

HEC Montreal, Canada



THE RELATIONAL VERSUS TRANSACTIONAL APPROACH OF NON-MARKET STRATEGY AND FIRMS’ PERFORMANCE

Mama Zenebou Kone, Helen Higson

Aston University, United Kingdom



The Effects of Intergovernmental Organizations and Institutional Ecologies on Formal and Informal Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Moore1, Kristin Brandl2, Luis Alfonso Dau3

1: Northeastern University, United States of America; 2: University of Victoria, Canada; 3: Northeastern University, United States of America

dc-pd: Doctoral Colloquium - Pavlos Dimistratos Award Finalists
Location: MB404
Chair: Dr Irina Surdu, Warwick Business School, United Kingdom;
 

Ownership choices of micromultinationals (mMNEs) under uncertainty: a real options reasoning approach

Panagiotis Kyriakopoulos

Warwick Business School, United Kingdom



Subsidiaries’ local network embedding processes - Focus on Chinese Sales subsidiaries in the UK electronics market

Yingying He

The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom



Maximising Sustainable Development Impacts of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Expectations, Host Governments’ Priorities, and Policy Design Effectiveness

Nafisat Olawunmi Olabisi

University of Loughborough, United Kingdom



The Impact of Engaging in International Activities on the Innovation Performance of Emerging Market Smaller Firms

Nhan Ton Nguyen

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom

int-2.01: Innovations and Challenges in Global Business Dynamics
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Global scaling of game-changer business models to tackle grand challenges: Evidence from agri-food industry

Denanjalee Gunaratne1, Rudolf R Sinkovics1,2, Noemi Sinkovics1,3

1: Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; 2: LUT University, Lappeenranta, Finland; 3: InnoLab, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland



Sensemaking to addressing grand societal challenges from the perspective of the rural population.

Ephraim Daka

University of Turku, Turku School of Economics, Finland



Organizational Models of Multinational Enterprises in the Digital World

Esther Tippmann1, Yixin Qiu1, Pamela Sharkey Scott2

1: University of Galway, Ireland; 2: Dublin City University, Ireland



Entrepreneurship and Economic Development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Enugu State, Nigeria.

Ogochukwu Sheila Asogwa1, Hope Ngozi Nzewi2, Obiageli Blessing Essel3, Ekene Nwankwo4

1: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; 2: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; 3: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; 4: Anambra State Polytechnic, Mgbakwu

int-2.02: Advancing Global Innovation: Insights from FDI, Technology, and Procurement
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Antonis Ballis, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Knowledge spillovers based on patent citation data: A study of the differential impact of the foreign and domestic citations.

Ruchi Sharma1, Suma Athreya2, Hariom Arora1, Tanmay Sharma1, Mohd Danish3

1: IIT Indore, India; 2: IIT Delhi, India; 3: Swinburne University, Australia



Green FDI and technological spillovers in host economies

Dalila Ribaudo1, Roberta Rabellotti2, Vito Amendolagine3

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: University of Pavia; 3: University of Foggia



Harnessing Health Technology Assessment as a criterion for Public Procurement for Innovation

Fernanda Steiner Perin

Birmingham City University, United Kingdom



INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND POST-ENTRY SPEED OF INTERNATIONLISATION: THE MODERATING ROLE OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Chi Vu

Durham 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:...
 

Panellists:

Gary Knight1, Antonella Zucchella2, Niina Nummela3, Olli Kuivalainen4

1: Willamette University, USA; 2: University of Pavia, Italy; 3: University of Turku, Finland; 4: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

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...
 

Panellists:

Elizabeth Yi Wang1, Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto Casnici1, Stefan Zagelmeyer2

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: University of Manchester, United Kindom

       
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
 

Histories of International Business

Mark Casson1, Jeremy Clegg2, Peter Buckley3, Marina Papanastassiou2, Margaret Fletcher4

1: Reading University, United Kingdom; 2: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 3: University of Manchester, United Kingdom; 4: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

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;
 

Learning from the locally listed subsidiary: Evidence from MNE subsidiaries in India

Mayank Sewak1, Garima Garg2, Anurag Sharma2

1: Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom; 2: University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA



Technical Efficiency of MSMEs in India: Measurement and Analysis of Determinants

Puja Priyadarsini Sahoo, K Narayanan

IIT Bombay, India



HOW DOES FIRM’S TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITY AND PRESENCE IN INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER AFFECT ITS CROSS-BORDER ACQUISITION BEHAVIOUR?

Sumati Varma1, Surender Munjal2, Amit Soni3

1: University of Delhi, India; 2: Aston University, UK; 3: University of Delhi, India



How Do Multiple Principal Problems affect Internationalization Strategies of Emerging Market Firms?

Shubhabrata Basu, Surender Munjal

Indian Institute of Management Indore, India

comp-3.02: Corruption and SMEs' Export Challenges
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Ines Alvarez Boulton, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

The curvilinear relationship between digitalization and export propensity: the role of home country corruption in emerging economies

Chao Zhang

Northumbria University, United Kingdom



Firm-level capabilities and response to a negative export shock: 2014 Russian embargo on the West

Mathias Juust

University of Tartu, Estonia



Navigating Small and Medium Enterprises internationalisation in an emerging economy: The role of innovation and certification in overcoming Corruption Barriers

Moses Mmadubuko, Pearl Gyan- Amponsah, Daniel Mafulul, Behnaz Haj Mohammadi

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;
 

Combating Trade-Based Money Laundering: Do the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations Bite?

Sami Bensassi1, Arisyi Raz2

1: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; 2: Universitas Indonesia



Determinants and impact of foreign invested firms’ bribery: an interactive approach from institutional and resource-based perspectives

Linjie Li

BPP University, United Kingdom



CORRUPTION PERCEPTION ACROSS CULTURES: A CONFIGURATIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE GLOBE STUDY

Ursula F. Ott

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom



Do (Good) Firms Behave in Ways that Theory Suggests? The Quest for Legitimacy and Entry Mode Choices of Socially Performing Multinationals

Huimin Liang1, Irina Surdu1, Nigel Driffield1, Giulio Nardella2

1: Warwick Business School, United Kingdom; 2: ESCP Business School, London, United Kingdom

comp-3.04: International Entrepreneurship and SME Expansion Strategies
Location: MB417
Chair: Arun Sukumar, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom;
 

LUXURY SMEs GOING GLOBAL: TIMING, SCALE, AND SCOPE OF THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PATHWAY

Matilde Milanesi2, Andrea Runfola1, Simone Guercini2

1: University of Perugia, Italy; 2: University of Florence, Italy



Network patterns and international marketing capabilities of immigrant entrepreneurs in Poland

Izabela Kowalik, Agnieszka Pleśniak, Maia Maziashvili, Lidia Danik

Warsaw School of Economics, Poland



CEE firms’ outward internationalization failures: a literature review

Tiia Vissak

University of Tartu, Estonia

comp-3.05: Global Crisis Management and Resilience
Location: MB406
Chair: Dr Yama Temouri, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates;
 

Converging Trend of Corporate Human Rights Policies and Exit Strategy: Multinational Responses to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Tatiana Lukoianove1, James Agarwal2, Quan Li3

1: Binghamton University, Canada; 2: University of Calgary; 3: Texas A&M



PRIVACY LAW, NATIONAL CULTURE, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INNOVATION AROUND THE WORLD

David Yoon1, Mustapha Belkhouja2, Luis Dau3

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: Grenoble Ecole de Management; 3: Northeastern University



Decoding the Divestment Enigma: Unveiling the Impact of Host Political Risks, Experience, and Peer Reactions on Foreign Divestment Strategies

Ha Nguyen

University of Sussex Business School, United Kingdom

comp-3.06: SME Internationalisation and Performance
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Jeffrey Reuer, University of Colorado, United States of America;
 

How do SMEs foster strategic agility and enhance export performance in turbulent times?

Mia Hsiao-Wen Ho1, Lan-Lung {Luke} Chiang2, Chun-Yueh Chang3, Sun Yi Mirage Hang1

1: National Taiwan University, Taiwan; 2: Yuan Ze University, Taiwan; 3: National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan



One Size Doesn't Fit All: A Configurational Perspective on Rapid Internationalization and Export Performance in SMEs

Ash Sadeghi1, Omid Aliasghar2

1: University of Leicester, United Kingdom; 2: University of Auckland



Internationalization Process, Network, Motives and Barries of Swiss SMEs in Swiss Medical Device sector

Daniele Scarabello1, Lynn L.K Lim2, Swetketu Patnaik3

1: LoccoZ GROUP, Switzerland; 2: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland; 3: Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom



The role of managers' overconfidence in SMEs' initial foreign location choice

Nico Troiani, Edith Ipsmiller, Florian B. Zapkau

Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna), Austria

int-3.01: Diverse Perspectives on Education and Entrepreneurship
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Cyntia Calixto, University of Leeds, United Kingdom;
 

A Study of Returnee Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: The case of Ghana

Nana Araba Asiedua Wilson

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom



SUBSIDIARY MANDATES AND PROPERTY RIGHTS ALLOCATION IN THE MNE

Ed Gillmore1, Marty Reilly2

1: Jonkoping international business school; 2: Dublin City University



A Reflection on the Paradoxes of Responsibilized Disability Management in Higher Education

Olivia Tomlinson

Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom



Exploring how students perceive the use of an academic planner on clinical placements

Sophie-Rose Ekitok

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Using the decolonising the curriculum debate as an inspiration for curriculum redesign – The case of the “International Business Strategy” course unit on a Global MBA program

Stefan Zagelmeyer

University of Manchester, 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...
 

Panellists:

Andrew Godley1, Nigel Driffield2, Michael Witt3

1: University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 2: Warwick Business School, United Kingdom; 3: King’s College London, United Kingdom

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
 

Editors:

Pervez Ghauri1, Ari Van Assche2, Roger Strange3, Ulf Andersson4, Olli Kuivalainen5, Davide Castellani6, Rudolf Sinkovics7, Noemi Sinkovics7, Heinz Tuselman8

1: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; 2: HEC Montréal, Canada; 3: University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 4: Mälardalen University, Sweden; 5: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; 6: University of Redeaing, United Kingdom; 7: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; 8: Manchester Metropolitan University

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;
 

A race to the top or the bottom? FDI, labour markets and migration

Nigel Driffield1, Holger Görg2, Yama Temouri3, Xiaocan Yuan1

1: Warwick Business School, United Kingdom; 2: Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany; 3: Khalifa University, UAE



Workplace Integration of Refugee Employees:

Robin Pesch1, Ebru Ipek2

1: Northumbria University, United Kingdom; 2: San Francisco State University, United States



Heterogeneous Impact of the Emission Trading Scheme on Chinese Firms’ Exports:From Compliance to green exporting

Rushi Chen, Peter Howley, Effie Kesidou

University of Leeds, United Kingdom



ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPARENCY, INTERNATIONAL ORIENTATION OF FIRMS, AND ECO-INNOVATION IN EMERGING MARKETS

Sorin Krammer, Alvaro Cuervo Cazurra, Lichao Wu, Lan Lin

University of Surrey, United Kingdom

comp-4.02: Institutional Dynamics in Emerging Markets
Location: MB411
Chair: Prof Heinz Tuselmann, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom;
 

Climbing down and up the institutional ladder: international alliance due diligence

Catherine Elizabeth Georgiou1, Nigel Driffield2, Jeffrey J. Reuer3, Hossam Zeitoun2

1: Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom; 2: University of Warwick, Warwick Business School; 3: University of Colorado Boulder, Leed Business School



SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW: THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND NON-TRADITIONAL FIRM-SPECIFIC ADVANTAGES OF EMERGING MULTINATIONALS

Carmen Stoian1, Roger Fon2

1: University of Kent, United Kingdon; 2: Northumbria University, United Kingdom



Varieties of institutional systems, ownership characteristics and cross-border acquisitions: A comparative study of Brazil and China

Yingdan Catherine Cai

UWE, United Kingdom



Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Underestimating vs Overestimating Institutional Distance and the Importance of Managers' Cognitive Traits

Goudarz Azar1, Georgios Batsakis2,3, Rian Drogendijk4

1: Middlesex University London; 2: Alba Graduate Business School; 3: Brunel University London; 4: University of Groningen

comp-4.03: International Marketing in an Ever-Evolving World
Location: MB402
Chair: Dr Reza Marvi, Aston Business School, United Kingdom;
 

Virtual stars with real hearts! Understanding consumer engagement towards metaverse influencers: A multi-country perspective

Amit Shankar1, Aman Kumar2, Abhishek Behl3, Vijay Pereira4

1: IIM Vishakhapatnam, India; 2: IIM Vishakhapatnam, India; 3: Management Development Institute Gurgaon, India; 4: NEOMA Business School, France



Exploring and Investigating the International Marketing Strategies of Digital British SMEs through the Lens of the Signalling Theory

Moe Roohanifar1, Olli Kuivalainen2, Vijay Pereira3

1: Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; 2: LUT University; 3: NEOMA Business School



Entrepreneurial orientation and internationalization of Indian MNEs: the moderating role of institutional fragility

Rishika Nayyar, Vikrant Shirodkar

University of Sussex Business School, University of Sussex, United Kingdom



MNEs Collaboration to Align the Product Lifecycle to Mitigate Climate Change Issues through Institutional Pressure: MNEs in Colombia

Salman Kimiagari, Luis Felipe Villa Ruiz, Kush Patel, Sahil Ahuja, Connor Belsher

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

comp-4.04: Innovation and Technology in Emerging Markets
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Somnath Lahiri, Illinois State University, United States of America;
 

Hidden champions’ business strategies: A Social Network Analysis of Chinese companies

Stefano Ghinoi, Kim Bui, Yanga Wu

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom



Pathway of Breaking the Innovation Trap? OFDI, GVC Governance, and Domestic Innovation in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Chinese MNEs

Tao Zou

King's College London, United Kingdom



Technological capability upgrading of emerging market enterprises: The impact of speed and regularity of cross-border acquisitions

Somnath Lahiri1, Surender Munjal2, Peter Buckley3

1: Illinois State University, USA; 2: Aston University, UK; 3: The University of Manchester, UK



Towards Internationalization of African Banks: Strategy, Legitimacy and Sustainability

Mesiet Kamihanda2, Miguel Torres1, Hafsa El Bekri2

1: University of Kent, UK; 2: UEMF, Business School, Morocco

comp-4.05: Organisational Resilience and Adaptation
Location: MB417
Chair: Dr Giulio Nardella, ESCP Business School, United Kingdom;
 

MNC Resilience during Re-globalization

Yi Sun1, Yongjiang Shi1, Ke Rong2

1: University of Cambridge; 2: Tsinghua University



Maintaining Agility during the COVID-19 Crisis: A Study on Indian Born Global Firms

Amrita Manohar1, Eleni Lioliou2, Martha Prevezer2, George Saridakis3

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; 3: University of Kent, United Kingdom



The Role of Diaspora Networks in Supporting Internationalisation of a UK Healthcare SME into Developing Countries

Unisa Dizo-Conteh1, Misagh Tasavori2, Bahare Afrahi3

1: Kingston University London, United Kingdom; 2: University of Essex, United Kingdom; 3: Kingston University London, United Kingdom



The Contingent Effects of Challenge Stressors and Hindrance Stressors on Multinational Corporations’ Subsidiary Performance

Chong Yu1, Matthew Robson2, Zhaleh Najafi-Tavani3, Ghasem Zaefarian3

1: Middlesex University London, United Kingdom; 2: Cardiff University; 3: University of Leeds

comp-4.06: Market Entry Strategies and Export Intensity
Location: MB419
Chair: Dr Ash Sadeghi, University of Leicester, United Kingdom;
 

Home Country Institutions and Location Choice Decisions: A Microfoundation Perspective of Decision Maker’s Dynamic Capabilities

Aditi Sarkar Sengupta

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH, Germany



EXPORT INTENSITY OF FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES OF MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES: AN INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Quyen Nguyen

University of Reading, United Kingdom



THE IMPACT OF THE VALUE CHAIN DIGITALIZATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF BORN-DIGITAL SMEs

Ioan-Iustin Vadana, Olli Kuivalainen, Lasse Torkkeli, Sami Saarenketo

LUT University, Finland



Drivers of Internationalization of INVs & Born Globals: A Holistic View

Madhurima Basu, Rajesh Srinivas Upadhyayula

IIM Kozhikode, India



What issues require MNEs to work alone, in conjunction with other MNEs, or in collaboration with non-profit and governmental partners to solve economic Grand Challenges?

Salman Kimiagari, Mohammad Nishan, Monica Ruiz, Nneoma Orji, Ugochi Nwangwu

Thompson Rivers University, Canada

comp-4.07: Political Connections and Strategic Non-Market Approaches
Location: MB406
Chair: Prof Suma Athreye, University of Essex, United Kingdom;
 

Press the flesh: Political Connections in Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions

Tao Chen, Hyeyoun Park, Tazeeb Rajwani

University of Surrey, United Kingdom



Temporal Crossroads in FDI: Political Capacities and the Relevance of History in South-South Geopolitics

Stephanie Tonn Goulart Moura, Thomas Lawton, Damian Tobin

University College Cork, Ireland



The Impact of Political Connections on Tax Aggressiveness

Mama Z Kone, Ha-Phuong Luong

Aston University, United Kingdom



Minimum Global Tax: Winners and Losers in the race for Mergers and Acquisitions

Vito Amendolagine1, Randolph Luca Bruno2, Maria Cipollina3, Gianluigi De Pascale1

1: University of Foggia, Italy; 2: University College London, United Kingdom; 3: University of Molise, Italy

comp-4.08: Failure and success in SME Internationalisation
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Razieh Sadraei, Coventry University, United Kingdom;
 

Eco-innovation and Exporting: Learning from Failure

Bettina Becker1, Effie Kesidou2, Priit Vahter3

1: Durham University; 2: University of Leeds; 3: University of Tartu



Emotions and failure in SME internationalization. A network perspective

Tairi Leis1, Niina Nummela2

1: University of Tartu, Estonia; 2: University of Turku, Finland



Foreign Divestment and Shareholder Value Creation: Role of Firm and Subsidiary Age

Arshed Iqbal1, Jamshed Iqbal2, Arto Ojala1

1: University of Vaasa, Finland; 2: Jyväskylä University, Finland



Strategic Retreats Under Sanctions: Analyzing the Configurational Dynamics of Capability Gaps in Micro-Multinational De-internationalization

Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi1, Adah-Kole Emmanuel Onjewu2, Hannan Amoozad Mahdiraji3, Roseline Wanjiru2

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: Northumbria University, United Kingdom; 3: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

int-4.01: Strategic Insights in International Business Operations
Location: MB702
Chair: Dr Seçil Danakol, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Talent Management Strategic Approach in Saudi Arabian Oil and Gas Industry: Effectiveness Performance Matters

Abdullah Alshehri1,2, John Mulyata1, Frederic Boy1

1: Swansea University, United Kingdom; 2: Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



FDI Motivations and Foreign Ownership Choice of Emerging Multinational Enterprises: The Role of Boards of Directors

Ayşe Kayacı1,2

1: Dicle University, Turkiye; 2: University of Reading, Henley Business School, United Kingdom



The FLUIDITY OF FOREIGNNESS: JAPANESE FDI IN THE U.S., 1970s-1990s

Ziad Elsahn1, Emily Buchnea2, Nicholas Wong2

1: Herriot-Watt University, United Kingdom; 2: Northumbria University



MNEs and Start-up Growth

Davide Castellani1, Martin Andersson2, Claudio Fassio3, Viroj Jienwatcharamongkhol4, Riccardo Marzano5

1: Henley Business School, United Kingdom; 2: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; 3: Lund University, Sweden; 4: Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; 5: University of Pisa, Italy

int-4.02: Exploring Entrepreneurial Frontiers: AI, Internationalization, and Gender Perspectives
Location: MB704
Chair: Dr Dalila Ribaudo, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

The mediating Role of Artificial Intelligence Capabilities on the Relationship Between Digital Transformation and SME Internationalization

Yasaman Yazdanpanah

Aston university, United Kingdom



International boundary spanning of SMEs in a smaller town entrepreneurial ecosystem

Kaarina Ann Vieru1, Ekaterina Albats1, Henri Hakala1, Olli Kuivalainen1, Sarah Jack2, Alice Ashcroft3

1: LUT University, Finland; 2: Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Lancaster University; 3: Digital Heard Ltd



Innovative Horizons: The Dual Impact of AI on Entrepreneurial Success and Regional Advancement

Hanan Alsharah, Femi Olan, Rama Kummitha

University of Essex, United Kingdom



International Expansion of Firms and Business Model Importer as Entrepreneur ―Case of Macdonald Japan and Den Fujita―

Takahide Yamaguchi

University of Hyogo, Japan



Challenges and Opportunities for Future Female Founders in Austria

Marie-Therese Claes, Anett Hermann

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

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...
 

Panellists:

Jeremy Clegg1, Gary Knight2, Ari Van Assche3, Pawan Budhwar4

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: Willamette University, USA; 3: HEC Montréal, Canada; 4: Aston University

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.
 

Panellists:

Noemi Sinkovics3, Roger Strange2, Tomasz Mickiewicz1, Luis Alfonso Dau4

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: University of Sussex, United Kingdom; 3: University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; 4: Northeastern University, USA

     
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;
 

Regional Heads: A Strategic Leadership Structural Form and its Impact on MNE Regional Performance

Sheryl Tang1, Dimitrios Georgakakis2, Winfried Ruigrok1

1: University of St.Gallen, Switzerland; 2: University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Global Board Reform and Accounting Conservatism

Chenghao Huang1, Yang Liu2, Siyang Tian3, Yujie Zhu2

1: Nanchang University, China; 2: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China; 3: University of Sussex, United Kingdom



Unravelling the economic performance implication of foreign direct investment for emerging market firms: The case of India

Olufemi Aluko1, Mohammad Ahammad2, Surender Munjal3, Ali Raza4

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 3: Aston University, United Kingdom; 4: University of Leeds

comp-5.02: Digital Technologies and International Business Strategy
Location: MB402
Chair: Dr Valerio Veglio, University of Pavia, Italy;
 

MNEs contribute to the Circular Economy through broader corporate sustainable objectives and Digital Twins: A take on industry 4.0 using embedded sustainable IoT measures in the Information Technology Industry.

Salman Kimiagari

Thompson Rivers University, Canada



Does Physical Infrastructure Matter for Digital Internationalization? Performance Implications for Going-Digital Retail MNEs

Georgios Batsakis1,2, Vasilis Theoharakis3, Chengguang Li4, Palitha Konara5

1: Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece; 2: Brunel Business School, Brunel University London; 3: Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University; 4: TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich; 5: University of Essex Business School, University of Essex



Exploring how big data analytics influences the degree of internationalization: The role of performance feedback, technological discontinuity and organizational legitimacy

Chi Vu

Durham University, United Kingdom



Latecomer development, Chinese style: A configurational approach to firm-level learning, technological capability building, and innovation

Steffen Wolfer

TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany

comp-5.03: CSR, corruption, investment and postcolonialism
Location: MB404
Chair: Prof Matthew Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom;
 

Extraterritorial Anticorruption Enforcement and Global Assets Reallocation: Evidence from U.S. Banks

Yuxi Cheng1, Tao Wu2

1: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; 2: CUHK-Shenzhen



Moving beyond Delinking, Decoloniality and the Pluriverse: Reflections on the ‘Decolonizing International Business’ Debate

Stefan Zagelmeyer

University of Manchester, United Kingdom



The Drivers of Foreign Direct Investment from Non-Energy Multinational Enterprises in Energy Sector

Tong Zhu1, Tong Yin2

1: University of Dundee, United Kingdom; 2: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

comp-5.04: Social Innovation and the MNE
Location: G11
Chair: Dr Ines Alvarez Boulton, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Examining the role of social enterprises in deriving social innovation and shared value in Hong Kong

Hamid Khurshid1, Robin Stanley Snell2, Crystal Xinru Wu3

1: Hong Kong Metropolitan University.; 2: The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.; 3: The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.



Market or Community? An Institutional Logics Interpretation of how MNE Subsidiaries Respond to Mandated Social Innovation in India

Irene Chu1, Mayank Sewak1, Rohit Trivedi2

1: Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, United Kingdom; 2: Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford, United Kingdom



Beyond Economic Value Capture: Developed Country MNEs' Motivations Behind Digital Knowledge Transfer to Underprivileged Communities in India

Sakshi Satish Gajbhiye1, Lin Dong2, Xiaohui Liu3

1: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; 2: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom; 3: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

comp-5.05: Insights into Global Investment Dynamics: Perspectives from Emerging Economies
Location: MB702
Chair: Prof Jun Du, Aston University, United Kingdom;
 

Demystifying the Foreign Direct Investment and Socio-Political Risk Situation in the Nigerian Economy.

Elizabeth Johnson

Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom



Russian Export Specialization Amid Increasing Sanctions: An analysis of RCA, RSCA, and TBI

Aaron Stephens1, Jin-Woong Yoo2

1: Hartwick College, United States of America; 2: Hertfordshire Business School; University of Hertfordshire UK



The internationalising region: Determinants of regional outward FDI from Mexico

J Eduardo Ibarra-Olivo1, Simona Iammarino2, Lucia Piscitello3

1: Henley Business School, United Kingdom; 2: University of Cagliari, Italy; 3: Politecnico di Milano, Italy



Why Stop Now? The Institutional Deterrence Effect and FDI into Tax Havens

Giulio Nardella1, Johan Rewilak2, Yama Temouri3, Stephen Brammer4

1: ESCP Business School, United Kingdom; 2: University of South Carolina, USA; 3: Khalifa University, UAE; 4: University of Bath, 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;
 

Social Business and Cybersecurity Capability: An Analysis of International Small and Micro Social Enterprises

Behnaz Haj Mohammadi1, Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi1, Arun Sukumar2, Moses Mmadubuko1

1: Aston University, United Kingdom; 2: Birmingham City University,United Kingdom



Smart city reporting: a Systematic Literature Review

Paolo Pietro Biancone, Silvana Secinaro, Valerio Brescia, Davide Calandra, Ginevra Degregori

University of Turin, Italy



How do IJVs Facilitate Knowledge Transfer Speed in the Low-carbon Sector? An Interaction between Dynamic Capabilities and Organisational Relationships

Linlan Huang1, Huan Zou2

1: Birmingham City University; 2: SOAS, University of London

comp-5.07: International Business Education and Knowledge Transfer
Location: MB417
Chair: Prof Margaret Fletcher, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom;
 

Making IB Research Impactful: An Analysis of UK Research Excellence Framework Impact Case Studies

Nikolaos Papageorgiadis1, Frank McDonald2, Malika Ben Kahla3, Yingqi Wei4

1: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; 2: Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom; 3: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; 4: Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom



Embeddedness in cross border business context: the review and the research agenda

Ngoc Nguyen, Yen Tran

Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom



A qualitative study on the internationalization of seven Italian art and archaeological museums

Barbara Francioni1, Tiia Vissak2

1: University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy; 2: University Of Tartu, Estonia



The Making of Transnational Educational Enterprises: Global-local networks and the denationalization of English independent schools

HELEN HU1, JOHN BRYSON2, JONATHAN BEAVERSTOCK3

1: The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom; 2: The University of Birmingham; 3: The University of Bristol

comp-5.08: Geography, Innovation, and Strategic Re-entry
Location: MB419
Chair: Prof Davide Castellani, Henley Business School, United Kingdom;
 

Enhancing the Attractiveness of EU Regions to Foreign Direct Investment in High-Value Knowledge-Intensive Sectors: What Factors and Policies Matter?

Iulia Siedschlag1, Weijie Yan2, Nigel Driffield3

1: Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin, Ireland; 2: E.CA Economics, London, United Kingdom; 3: Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom



The evolution of business model of offshoring process from manufacturing to innovative activities: the innovativeness of offshored R&D projects

Assylbek Nurgabdeshov1, Sanat Kozhakhmet2

1: Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom; 2: Oxford Brooks University, United Kingdom



When Exit is Not the End: A Penrosean Perspective on the Speed of MNEs' Foreign Market Re-entry

Taha Ebrahimnazari1, Jean-Luc Arregle1, Addis Gedefaw Birhanu1, Paul W. Beamish2

1: Emlyon Business School, France; 2: Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada



Survival Symphony: Unravelling the S-Curve of Foreign Subsidiary Age and Survival

Ha Nguyen, Roger Strange

University of Sussex 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.
 

Panellists:

Arif Zaman1,2, Jodie Keane3, Brendan Vickers4, Roseline Wanjiru5, Shamima Zehra6, Sungeeta Khorana7, Surender Munjal7,8, Lord Syed Kamall9

1: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, United Kingdom; 2: Bloomsbury Institute, United Kingdom; 3: Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom; 4: International Trade Policy Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, United Kingdom; 5: Northumbria University, United Kingdom; 6: High Commission in London, United Kingdom; 7: Aston University, United Kingdom; 8: CRN-IB, United Kingdom; 9: House of Lords, United Kingdom

2:30pm
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3:00pm
AIB UK&I Membership Meeting
Location: G11

 
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