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Papers & Panels: July 15
Posters: October 1



Track chairs: Günther Stahl & Christof Miska

Liabilities of foreignness have long been a governing principle in International Business (IB) research. The notion that difference and distance are liabilities, whether they are national, cultural, geographic, or semantic, is pervasive in IB research and practice and constructs such as “cultural distance”, “psychic distance” and “institutional distance” have developed. While existing research is valuable, recently it has been suggested that an emphasis on liabilities and adverse outcomes associated with such differences may hinder our understanding of the processes and conditions that help to leverage the value of diversity in a wide range of contexts. This may include development of strategic capabilities, cross-border knowledge-sharing and learning, synergy creation in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, unleashing the creative potential of diverse teams and promoting sustainable and responsible behavior in multinational enterprises.

This EIBA 2016 conference theme track is dedicated to exploring the double-edged sword nature of liabilities of foreignness and the value of diversity by theorizing and investigating why distance, diversity, and foreignness matter; under what circumstances they are likely to be beneficial and under what conditions they are challenging or harmful; and how their effects play out in various IB contexts.

Keywords: Advantages of Foreignness, Distance and diversification; Distance and liabilities of foreignness; Diversification;Diversity; Liabilities of foreignness and diversity in organizations; Liabilities of foreignness and diversity in teams; Liabilities of foreignness; Value of diversity

2. Developments in IB theory and methods, trends and critical approaches

Track chair: José Pla Barber

Keywords: Critical approaches; Data collection for IB research questions; Measurement issues in IB Research; Multilevel analysis; New theoretical concepts; New theoretical models and frameworks; Process Research; Resource-based perspectives; Real option theory; Theory assessment; Theory with empirical tests; Transaction cost theory

3. Distance and Institutions

Track Chair: Dirk Holtbrügge

Keywords: Cross-national distance; Distance and entry; Distance and FDI; Distance and MNC organization; Distance; Cultural distance; Institutional change and FDI; Institutional change and MNC theory; Institutional distance; Institutional perspectives on FDI; Institutional theory; Institutions


Track Chair: Desislava Dikova

Keywords: Entry mode;Establishment mode; FDI; Foreign operation mode; Market entry; Ownership mode, Theories of FDI; Theories of market Entry; Theories of market Selection; Transfer of value-adding activity

5. Headquarters - Subsidiary Relationships

Track Chair: Phillip Nell

Keywords: Autonomy and Control of Subsidiaries; Autonomy; Control; Headquarters-subsidiary relationships; International alliances; International joint ventures; Mergers and acquisitions; Regional headquarters; Regional structure; Subsidiary Power; Subsidiary strategy

6. International corporate governance, finance, and accounting

Track chair: Trond Randøy

Keywords:  Capital flows; Capital market development; Capital structure; Corporate Governance; Country risk; Economic integration; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Financial management; Financial risk management; Foreign portfolio investment; Game theory; Hedging; Initial public offerings (IPOs); Internal capital markets; International accounting standards; International asset pricing; International economic development; International economics; International finance and taxation; International financial reporting; International investment; International trade; Transfer pricing

7. International HRM, global leadership, language and cross-cultural management

Track chair: Alex Mohr

Keywords: Bicultural and multicultural identity; Careers in an international context; Cross-cultural communication; Cross-cultural management; Cross-cultural teams; Cross-national diversity; Cultural intelligence; Diasporas; Dual careers in IB; Expatriates; Gender issues across cultures; Global leader competencies; Global leadership; Global mindsets; Global talent management; Inpatriates; International HRM; International mobility; Intra-national diversity; Language; Multicultural teams; Returnees; Strategic HRM in MNCs; Virtual team processes and outcomes; Women’s careers; Work-family issues

8. International marketing

Track chairs: Jorma Larimo

Keywords:  Adaptation versus standardization; Advertisement; Branding; Business-to-business marketing; Buyer-supplier relations; Comparative Consumer behavior; Country-of-origin image; Cross-border marketing activities; E-commerce; Marketing channels; Marketing mix; Pricing; Segmentation; Services marketing


9. Internationalisation process, SMEs and entrepreneurship

Track chair: Pavlos Dimitratos

Keywords: Born globals; Born-global firms; Entrepreneurial networks; Expatriate entrepreneurs; Exporting/importing by SMEs; Global start-ups; Gradual internationalization; High tech start-ups; International entrepreneurial orientation; International entrepreneurial ventures International entrepreneurship; International new ventures; International strategy for SMEs; Internationalization of emerging economy firms; Internationalization process model; Internationalization processes; Rapid internationalization

10. Knowledge management and innovation

Track chair: Ronaldo Parente

Keywords: Absorptive capacity; Centers of excellence; Exploration vs. exploitation; Global and local knowledge; Innovation clusters; Innovation in emerging economies; Innovation in MNCs; International R&D activities of MNCs; Knowledge access; Knowledge acquisition; Knowledge creation; Knowledge search; Knowledge sharing; Knowledge sourcing; Knowledge spillovers in the host country; Learning across borders; Learning alliances; Learning in IB networks; National and regional innovation systems; Networks for innovation; Open innovation; Organizational learning in MNCs; Reverse knowledge transfer; Technology management; Technology transfer


11. MNE strategy and organisation

Track chair: Jan Hendrik Fisch

Keywords: Collaboration; Competition between local and global firms; Coordination; Emerging economy MNEs’ Strategy; Global networks; Global strategy & structure; Global strategy; Headquarters; International strategy; Local embeddedness; Management of operations; Matrix structure; Networks; Operations in emerging economies; Option value of international activities; Organizational configuration; Organizational structure; Performance; Regional strategies; State owned MNEs


12. MNEs, governments and sustainable development

Track chair: Chang Hoon Oh

Keywords: Accountability; Bilateral investment treaties; Bottom of the pyramid; Business and society; Business systems; Business-government interaction; Comparative analysis of institutions; Comparative economic systems; Corporate governance codes; Corporate social responsibility; Corruption; Environmental sustainability; Ethical business practice; Formal and informal institutions; Free trade areas; Global value chains and sustainability; Governments; Green management; Human rights; Institutional distance; Institutional voids; Institutions in emerging economies; Legal systems; MNE-host government relations; MNEs and local economic development; Multi-lateral institutions; Negotiations between MNEs and governments; NGOs; Political economy; Political risk; Political Strategies; Political systems; Political ties; Poverty; Regional integration; Regulation of MNEs; Stakeholders; State ownership; Sustainable development; Upgrading of relationships; Varieties of capitalism; WTO

13. Teaching international business

Track chair: Elizabeth Rose

Keywords: Case teaching; Case writing; Cross-cultural classrooms; Developing an IB curriculum; Diversity in the (online) classroom; Doctoral programs; Dual degrees; Engaging international students; Executive education; Experiential learning; Games; IB textbooks; International collaborations in courses and programs; International exchange programs; Internationalizing the business school curriculum; Multimedia in IB teaching; Online feedback mechanisms; Open online courses (MOOCs); Simulations and role-playing; Undergraduate IB education; Web-based courses