We are please to announce the date and location of our 2021 annual conference! The conference will be hosted by the Ivey Business School on December 4. The theme of the conference for this is year is managing the multinational and its subsidiaries in a turbulent world. The conference will be structured as a combination of competitive paper sessions, a hands-on paper development workshop, keynote speaker sessions and a teaching development session focused on the case method. We will not charge conference fees to PDW participants, paper presenters and PhD students. All details about the conference are provided in the event section of our website. 


Information about the competitive paper sessions

For the competitive paper sessions, we encourage a broad range of submissions, both empirical and conceptual. Please submit a 5 to 7-pages (plus abstract and references) long structured proposal by November 7.

Name your filename as follows [YOUR-NAME]_AIBCANADA_COMPETITIVE

Send your submission to: AIBCanada2021@gmail.com


Information about the paper development workshop (PDW)

We also welcome submissions to our JIBS-JIBP paper development workshop (PDW). The purpose of the PDW is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their international business research. We invite original papers from authors who have not previously published in the Journal of International Business Studies or the Journal of International Business Policy. We particularly encourage submissions from Ph.D. students and junior scholars who seek feedback on their research projects, or scholars who are trained in disciplines less commonly associated with the field (e.g. economic geography, innovation studies, political science) but are interested in targeting international business journals. The paper does not need to be connected to the AIB-Canada Chapter Conference theme.

PDW participants will receive feedback on their work from experienced international business scholars on the JIBS or JIBP Editorial Board. The workshop will start with an introductory session on publishing in these journals, led by JIBS Area Editor Klaus Meyer and JIBP Deputy Editor Ari van Assche. Authors will then be paired with experienced scholars to discuss their paper.

We encourage a broad range of submissions, both empirical and conceptual. The submission process is tentatively organized in four tracks:

  1. MNEs and institutional or political change
  2. MNEs and technological change
  3. Headquarter subsidiary relationships
  4. Strategies and operations of MNE subsidiaries


Format your paper using the style guide of JIBS

The maximum length for papers is 20 pages (excluding references).

Name your filename as follows [YOUR-NAME]_AIBCANADA_Track[#]

Send your submission to: AIBCanada2021@gmail.com



For additional questions, thank you for contacting the organizing committee.