New Project 19

Call for Papers

Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aibindia2020 
Submission deadline March 10, 2020

 We welcome three forms of submissions:

  • Competitive papers: Suitable for work at an advanced stage of development, competitive papers submitted for review should be up to 25 double-spaced (A4) pages in length, including references, figures and tables.
  • Interactive sessions: Interactive sessions are primarily designed for shorter manuscripts (in research note formats) or work-in-progress pieces that could benefit from informal feedback from other participants. Interactive sessions are held in a roundtable discussion format with shorter oral presentations allowing for an engaging interaction with other researchers with similar interests.
  • Panel proposals: Suitable for focused panel sessions that explore a common theme, panel proposals that address the conference theme are especially welcome.

Conference Tracks:

Submissions addressing the conference theme may pertain to the following potential topics including and not limited to:

  • Economic outlook
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Banking and taxation
  • SMEs and new ventures
  • Make-in-India initiatives
  • Internationalization and human resource management
  • Politics, Culture, Sustainability and Internationalization
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade and IB

Submission Guidelines

Our formatting guidelines differ depending on the type of submission you’re making. Please use the descriptions below to select the session type that best fits your submission, then apply the appropriate formatting.

  • Competitive Sessions: Competitive Sessions are appropriate for fully developed papers. They consist of more formal and longer presentations at the conference.
    • All submissions must be fewer than 12,000 words inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references.
    • The document must have no author identifying information: Any information identifying the authors should not be included on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
    • Submissions must follow the JIBS Style Guide.
    • Please note that AIB only accepts full paper submissions. Abstracts, extended abstracts, or research proposals should not be submitted.

Important: Please note that submitting a manuscript for a competitive session does not necessarily mean it will always end up in a competitive session. Often times very good papers end up in an interactive session because of lack of space on the program or lack of fit with any of the existing competitive sessions.

  • Interactive Sessions: Interactive Sessions are primarily designed for shorter manuscripts (in research note formats) or works-in-progress which could benefit from informal feedback from other participants. They may also include fully developed papers that could not be fit into a competitive session due to a lack of space or a lack of fit. Interactive sessions are held in a roundtable discussion format with shorter oral presentations allowing for an engaging interaction with other researchers with similar interests.
    • All paper submissions must be fewer than 12,000 words inclusive of all materials, including appendices and references. Papers exceeding these limits will be returned to the authors.
    • The document must have no author identifying information: Any information identifying the authors should not be included on the title page or elsewhere in the paper.
    • Submissions must follow the JIBS Style Guide.
    • Please note that AIB only accepts full paper submissions (even if it is a work-in-progress). Abstracts, extended abstracts, or research proposals should not be submitted.
  • Panel Discussions: Panel Discussions serve as forums for issues of contemporary interest to IB scholars. Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by a panel chair around a common theme. Panels may have a variety of formats, including roundtables discussions, keynote and discussion with senior scholar(s) not normally involved in AIB, pro and con debates, and professional development workshops. Please note that, we expect panels to allocate substantive time to a genuine interchange between the panelists, and/or between panelists and the audience. For example, panelists may each be answering or discussing questions in common (probably using at least some pre-prepared questions, with a moderator to keep the discussion on track). In your submission, please indicate how you intend to facilitate discussion.

Important: Panel submissions that simply feature a series of paper presentations will be rejected.

While designing the panel, please keep in mind that sessions at AIB conferences are constrained to 75 minutes. Panel proposals should be no more than 6,000 words inclusive of all materials and must be submitted by the panel chair. Each proposal must include:

    • A Title Page that includes the panel name, the session format (e.g., pro and con debate, moderated roundtable discussion, keynote and commentary, professional development workshop, etc.) and the panel participants.
    • For each panel participant, please include the person’s name, affiliation, email address, and their role in the panel (chair, discussant, and/or panelist). Only panelists that plan to appear in person and present at the conference should be listed in the submission. Each panel must have a chair specified. A second chair and/or a discussant are both optional.
    • A detailed overview statement of the main issues addressed or arguments to be made in the panel.
    • Any special room setup or technical requirement that the panel may require (only if these go beyond a standard room setup which includes theater style seating, a panelist table in the front, a computer and a projector). Please note that the feasibility of any special requirements will be part of the evaluation criteria.
    • Copies of emails or letters from each participant, indicating agreement to participate at the panel if the proposal is accepted. A lack of these confirmation messages will count against the panel proposal.

Additional Formatting Instructions for All Submission Types

  • Each submission must state, on its front page at the top right, the requested Track (title) and Session Format (competitive, interactive, or panel discussion).
    • Each submission must include an abstract, not to exceed 150-200 words, that summarizes your manuscript or panel discussion. All submissions must be in English.
    • The manuscript should preferably be saved in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format to ensure that reviewers see it in the intended way.
    • Microsoft Word files, while not preferred, will also be accepted. If submitting a Microsoft Word file, the document must be checked for viruses using an updated anti-virus software utility before submission.
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