13-15 April 2014
Auckland, New Zealand

The IB Group at the University of Auckland is pleased to invite IB scholars worldwide to present their research at the Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).

The conference is hosted by the Department of Management and International Business at the University of Auckland's Business School, in Auckland, New Zealand. The conference features two days of concurrent presentation sessions on the 13-14 April, followed by a one-day Doctoral Colloquium on 15 April. An informal gathering of Colloquium students is planned for 12 April, to be followed that evening by a welcoming reception for all conference attendees.

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Conference Theme

International Business: Institutions, Organisations, and Markets

ANZIBA welcomes:

Competitive Papers: for work at an advanced stage of development, between 5000 - 7000 words in length, including references, figures and tables.

Workshop Papers: for work-in-progress, these are shorter conference papers not more than 5000 words long, including, references, figures and tables.

Panel Proposals: Suitable for themed panel-lead discussions held during the concurrent sessions at the conference. Proposed panel themes should be accommodated by the track topics listed below.

Research summaries: From doctoral students for participation in the Doctoral Colloquium

All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review process.

Tracks and track chairs

  1. Theories and Methodologies in International Business
    • Professor Peter Liesch, University of Queensland
    • Dr Douglas Dow, University of Melbourne

  2. Strategy in International Business
    • Associate Professor Joanna Scott-Kennel, University of Waikato
    • Dr Paresha Sinha, University of Waikato

  3. Multinational Enterprises: Institutions, organisations and markets
    • Professor Peter Enderwick, Auckland University of Technology
    • Dr Brent Burmester, University of Auckland

  4. International SMEs: Institutions, organisations and markets
    • Associate Professor Susan Freeman, University of Adelaide
    • Dr Maureen Benson-Rea, University of Auckland

  5. International Human Resource Management
    • Professor Kate Hutchings, Griffith University
    • Dr Ruth McPhail, Griffith University

  6. Culture, Language and IB
    • Professor David Thomas, University of New South Wales
    • Dr Andre Pekerti, University of Queensland

  7. Gender and IB
    • Professor Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University
    • Professor Judith Pringle, Auckland University of Technology

  8. Critical Perspectives on IB
    • Professor Gavin Jack, La Trobe University
    • Professor Robert `Westwood, Southern Cross University

    Critical Perspectives on International Business is proudly sponsoring a best paper prize for this track. The prize consists of a certificate, one year of free access to the journal and the offer of a fast track review of the winning paper (if the author(s) decide to submit to the journal).

    Style Guide:

    Competitive Papers and Workshop Papers

    Double-spaced, referenced and formatted in conformity with Journal of International Business Studies manuscript submission guidelines.

    All paper submissions must include a title page stating:

    • The track for submission (number and title)
    • Competitive or Workshop Paper
    • Title of the Paper
    • Name of author, institutional affiliation and email address.

    The second page of the submission should include the title and an abstract not exceeding 200 words, followed by the body of the paper.

    Panel Proposals

    Panel proposals must be submitted by the panel chair and include:

    • A title page that includes the names and contact information for all participants and identifies their roles.
    • An abstract, not to exceed 150-200 words, that summarizes the panel.
    • An Overview Statement of the theme of the panel.
    • A 1-to-3 page description of the session format (e.g., paper presentations, roundtable, professional development workshop), with paper synopses where appropriate.
    • Emails or signed letters from each participant, indicating s/he will participate if the panel is accepted.
    • Panel proposals should be no more than 3,000 words inclusive of all materials.
    • Each proposal must state, on its front page at the top right, the requested Track (number and title) and Panel Session Format.
    • Submissions must be on written with double-spaced text and a font size of 11 points or larger. Please follow the JIBS Style Guide.

    Key Dates:

    Submissions Open: 1 September 2013
    Submissions Close: 15 October 2013 (There will be no extension to the submission deadline)
    Acceptance Notification: 15 December 2013
    Doctoral Student Colloquium Submissions Close: 15 October 2013
    Early bird registration deadline: To be confirmed

    Local Organising Committee at The University of Auckland:

    Professor Snejina Michailova (Conference chair)
    Dr Maureen Benson-Rea
    Dr Brent Burmester
    Dr Christina Stringer
    Dr Peter Z??mborsk??
    Susan Sum

ANZIBA Doctoral Colloquium Submission Requirements

The International Business group at The University of Auckland would like to invite you to participate in the ANZIBA 2014 Doctoral Colloquium.

The Doctoral Colloquium will take place on 15 April 2014, after the ANZIBA conference has taken place. The main objective of the Colloquium is to provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students in International Business and related fields to discuss their research plans and work in progress with both their peers and a panel of distinguished international faculty.

If you are a doctoral student and are interested in this event, you are required to submit a summary of your research currently being undertaken (maximum 2,000 words including references, figures and tables) and a 2-page CV. The submission deadline is 15 October 2013.

We recommend that you divide your research summary into the following sections:

  • central research question addressed (to include a brief statement of the topic, and of the issue or problem that motivates the research);
  • literature review and theory;
  • research design;
  • expected results and summary of the evidence of the study thus far (to include, if applicable, an outline of any preliminary findings);
  • expected contribution and its significance to scholarship in the International Business field;
  • conclusions;and
  • any particular issues related to your thesis and remaining concerns or problems to be overcome that you would like to receive feedback on.

Please include on your CV the name of your main thesis advisor, and the number of months / years that you have been working on your thesis.

We encourage applicants from variety of backgrounds and schools that do not as yet have established International Business faculty

research groups, as long as the applicants research interests relate to the field of International Business.

An informal gathering of Colloquium students is planned for 12 April, to be followed that evening by a traditional M??ori welcome and reception for all ANZIBA conference attendees. Participating students are required to register and attend the ANZIBA conference immediately preceding the Colloquium.

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