Key Information

Date: November 16-17 November, 2018

Theme: Building Capacity and Community in International Business

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2018

Points of Contact:

  • Tom Osegowitsch, Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Local Host,
  • Sara McGaughey, Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Chair of AIB Oceania and Co-Chair,


DAY 1: We meet early on Friday 16 November for the Research Symposium. This is a full day of research paper presentations, panel sessions and insights from our invited keynote speakers. We conclude with an early dinner, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the long spring evenings of Melbourne and vibrant Carlton area.

DAY 2: We continue Saturday morning with a half day professional development workshop (PDW). This year, the focus of the PDW is: What makes an excellent introduction? The introduction to your paper may only be the opening few pages. Nonetheless, it plays a pivotal role in shaping how a reviewer will read your manuscript and, sometimes, even whether or not she will continue reading at all! The process of crafting an excellent introduction can, however, be mysterious.

This day will give you the opportunity to work with senior academics as mentors and other participants to give and receive feedback, develop your skills, and hone your submitted introductions.

We conclude the Annual Meeting with an informal lunch – and discuss how to keep in touch and future plans.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Marjorie Lyles (Florida International University) is a JIBS Area Editor and AIB President elect 2018-2019. Marjorie’s teaching and research has focussed on emerging economies since the mid 1980s, with her work appearing in JIBS, SMJ, SEJ, ASQ, OSci, AMR, JMS and AMJ. Marjorie has consulted with USIS, World Bank, USAID, UNDP and with private firms in Malaysia, Hungary, Vietnam, Poland, PRC, Indonesia, and the U.S.

Professor Peter Liesch (The University of Queensland) is a JIBS Area Editor and past VP Administration, AIB. Peter researches the processes and nature of the internationalisation of the firm, the nature of international business operations abroad, and the manner in which interfirm and intrafirm exchange is undertaken through international operations. His work appears in JIBS, AMJ, JAMS, JOM, JMS, JWB, MIR, LRP, Scientometrics, IJMR, among others.

PDW Mentors

Doug Dow | Melbourne Business School

Vikas Kumar | University of Sydney

Marjorie Lyles | Florida International University

Peter Liesch | University of Queensland

Sara McGaughey | Griffith University

Tom Osegowitsch | University of Melbourne

Andre Sammartino | University of Melbourne

Laszlo Tihanyi | Texas A&M University

Local Hosts and Sponsors