Call for Papers

Due date for e-submission of papers is October 23, 2006

2007Academy of International Business-U.S. Midwest Region Conference
in conjunction with the 43rd Meeting of the MBAA-International

 March 28-30, 2007 ●  Drake Hotel ●  Chicago, Illinois

AIB-U.S. Midwest home page   

Program Chairs
Annual Meeting Annoucement
Conference Theme
Who Should Attend?
Papers and Special Sessions of Panels, Symposia, Tutorials, and Workshops
Track Themes and Chairs
Student Track
Invitation to Serve as Paper Reviewers and Discussants
Instruction for Contributors and Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Dr. Anthony C. Koh, Associate Professor, University of Toledo
        Dr. Vern Terpstra, Emeritus Professor, University of Michigan

The annual conference of the Academy of International Business-U.S. Midwest Chapter will be held in conjunction with the Midwest Business Administration Association-International annual meeting in Chicago during March 28-30, 2007.

Educating Business Professionals for 2010 and Beyond

Academicians, business professionals, government and NGO representatives, students in higher education (particularly masters and doctoral students), and any individual interested to learn about issues pertaining to International Business  in an ever changing global environment and to network with conference participants should attend.

            Papers and special session proposals within a global/international context are welcome. If you wish to conduct a special session (panel, symposium, tutorial, or workshop), please submit a summary of at least two pages on what you propose to do in your session and why it is of interest and importance to Academy members. There is considerable latitude and flexibility as to content and conduct of these special sessions. However, you must provide your own participants (such as panel members) and any unusual equipment needs. All paper presenters, participants of panels, symposia, tutorials, and workshops must register and attend the meeting.  An award will be presented to the best paper competitively reviewed within the regular session track.

Track Themes and Chairs  (The Track Chairs are responsible for soliciting papers for their respective tracks, help in the manuscript reviewing process, assist in the selection of the Best Paper Awards (regular and student tracks), and serve as track chairs at the conference)

Note to Contributors:  Please email manuscripts or proposals to the Program Chair
(Anthony.Koh@Utoledo.Edu) and to the appropriate Track Chair

  Track Themes Track Chair (Email)
1 Global E-Business and Information Technology James Chow (
2 Institutions, Regional Economic Integration, and International Political Economy Michael Pisani(
3 Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Tax in the Global Arena Nicole Castater  (
4 Transnational Supply Chain Management Issues Thawatchai Jitpaiboon ( or
John (Jack) Spillan (
5 Organization Behavior, Organizational Theory and Human Resource Management Issues in International Business  Karen Moustafa (
6 Outsourcing: In-shore versus Offshore Strategies Uday Tate (
7 Global Entry Strategies: International Marketing, Export, Import, Licensing, Joint-Ventures, FDI, Strategic Alliances, Countertrade  Ahmet Kirca ( or
Robert Moussetis (
8 Branding, Advertising, Consumer Behavior, and Sales Management in Global Markets Bashar Gammoh (
9 Ethics and Corporate Governance: Global Perspectives David Boggs ( or  
Raffaele DeVito (
10 Global Strategic Management George Tesar ( or
Don Beeman (DBeeman@UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
11 Big Emerging Markets: Environmental and Organizational Changes Carol Finnegan ( or
Sameer Vaidya (
12 Cross-Cultural Research: Issues and Future Directions Chen Ferguson (
13 Culture, Conflict, Cognition, and Negotiations in Global Business Abel Adekola ( or
Ken Kim (KKim@UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
14 Pedagogical and Teaching Issues in International Business Education  Anthony Koh (Anthony.Koh@Utoledo.Edu)
15 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Imperatives in Global Business Etienne Musonera (
16 New and Emerging Areas in Global Retailing and Other Services Marketing Elizabeth Alexander (
17 Legal Aspects in International Business Nicole Castater (
18 Innovation and New Product Development in Global Business Attila Yaprak ( or  
Srdan Zdravkovic (

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STUDENT TRACK (only authored by students)
(email manuscripts to Program Chair Anthony.Koh@Utoledo.Edu):
College students, particularly those pursuing masters and doctoral degrees, are encouraged to submit their papers to the Student Track.  An award will be presented to the best paper competitively reviewed within the Student Track.  Only papers solely authored by students will be reviewed in this track; papers co-authored between students and faculty will be reviewed in the regular track.

            The Academy of International Business-U.S. Midwest Chapter will publish Proceedings containing all papers presented at the meeting. This publication is distributed at the conference.

2007 Midwest AIB Conference PAPER REVIEWERS and DISCUSSANTS:
            You are also invited to serve as a paper/manuscript reviewer or as a discussant.  If you are interested to serve the AIB-U.S. Midwest Chapter in one or more capacities, please email your interest to the Program Chair at Anthony.Koh@Utoledo.Edu

Instructions for manuscript contributors and submission guidelines

Reminder:  A copy of the complete paper must be received via email by October 23, 2006
(No extension or abstracts)