John H Dunning Centre - 7th International Business Conference 2019

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Date of event: 5 April 2019
Event ends: 6 April 2019
John H Dunning Centre - 7th International Business Conference 2019

Henley Business School at the University of Reading is holding the seventh Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference in April 2019, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


Contemporary issues in international business ’

Henley Business School at the University of Reading is holding the seventh Reading-UNCTAD International Business Conference in April 2019, organised in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

This is the seventh in a conference series that takes place biennially. These distinctive conferences have become something of a tradition in the IB community, not only because we seek, as is the tradition at Henley Business School, to look at things from a conceptual, ‘big picture’ level, but also because we emphasise a critical (and we believe, healthy) balance between disciplines.

Our conference is structured around open-ended debates with an explicit focus on conceptual and theoretical developments. Debate sessions is intended to maximise participation from the floor, with the four invited panellists speaking for no longer than 8 minutes each. Participants are selected in a deliberate attempt to bring the best established scholars, and the most promising up-and-coming young researchers, in this field, to evaluate future directions.

We believe, in the tradition of John Dunning, that we need to continually examine conceptual frameworks. Are old approaches becoming dogma? Can theory face up to the evidence? Do we need to go back to the drawing board? Are we ‘locked-in’ to outmoded ideas, whether because of hubris or myopia? Enquiring minds need to know. We have been the epicentre of IB research for over 40 years by developing strong theory driven research.

Themes of the conference

The debates will build around the following themes:
1. New Technology and the MNE: have we exaggerated their role in competitiveness?
2. Human capital and migration in an age of globalization: beyond expatriates and high-skilled workers?
3. 50 years of Mark Casson: Rebel with a Cause, or Iconoclast ?

We will also have competitive paper sessions in all areas of international business.

Parallel Sessions: Submissions for the parallel sessions (papers on all aspects of IB are welcome), must be substantially complete papers that can be considered for potential publication after the conference. We are seeking to arrange various publication possibilities. Previous conference papers have been published in Journal of Management Studies, European Journal of Development Research and Multinational Business Review.

Poster Sessions: Poster papers are preliminary versions of new papers, or work-in-progress. Selection will be based abstracts (minimum 500 words).

Call for Papers

Papers should be submitted either as .pdf or .doc/.docx to dunning@henley.ac.uk, and should not exceed 10,000 words for competitive papers and 2,000 words for posters, excluding tables, references and appendix. Please make sure all information which might reveal authors’ identity and affiliation are removed from the paper. All papers must include an abstract of max. 150 words, and should possibly conform to the JIBS style guide, available at http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/style_guide.html.

Key Dates
Delegate Registration and Fees
Accommodation
Conference Venue and Travel Information
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Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact the Department Administrator Jana Oslejova by email at dunning@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 118 378 7667.

Getting There

Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

University of ReadingReadingBerkshireRG6 6UD
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