Key Information

Date: November 21-22 November, 2019

Theme: Building Capacity and Community in International Business

Submission Deadline: August 19, 2019

Points of Contact:

  • Alex Eapen, Annual Meeting Local Host and Co-Chair,
  • Sara McGaughey, Annual Meeting Co-Chair and Chair of AIB Oceania,


DAY 1: We meet early on Thursday 21 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 Canberra.

DAY 2: We continue Friday morning with a half day Paper Development Workshop (PDW). Last year, the focus of the PDW was: What makes an excellent introduction? Building on this, the focus of the PDW in 2019 is on conceptual development and framing of contributions.

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 papers for journal submission.

The events will also include the Annual General Meeting, with a discussion of ongoing initiates and future plans.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jean-François Hennart (PhD, University of Maryland) is Professor of International Management emeritus at Tilburg University and visiting professor at Politecnico de Milano in Milan and at Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna. His research focuses on the comparative study of international economic institutions such as multinational enterprises (MNEs) and their contractual alternatives, joint ventures and alliances, modes of foreign market entry, family firms, Born Globals, and MNEs from emerging markets. His Theory of Multinational Enterprise (1982) pioneered the application of transaction cost theory to international business. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the European International Business Academy. His work has been published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Global Strategy Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, among others.

Professor Jiatao (J.T.) Li (PhD, University of Texas) is Chair Professor of Management, Lee Quo Wei Professor of Business, and Director of Center for Business Strategy and Innovation, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in the areas of organizational learning, strategic alliances, corporate governance, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a focus on global firms and those from emerging economies. Professor Li is Fellow of Academy of International Business, and Editor (Strategy & Policy in Emerging Economies; China/Asia) for Journal of International Business Studies. His work is highly cited and has been published regularly in premier journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others.

PDW Mentors

A/Prof Maureen Benson-Rea (U. Auckland)

Prof Lin Cui (ANU)

Dr Liang Chen (U. Melbourne)

Prof Doug Dow (Melbourne Business School)

Dr Alex Eapen (ANU)

Professor Sid Gray (U.Sydney)

Prof Jean-François Hennart (Tilburg University)

Prof J.T. Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Prof Peter Liesch (U. Queensland)

Prof Sara McGaughey (Griffith U.)

Dr Tom Osegowitsch (U. Melbourne)

A/Prof Andre Sammartino (U. Melbourne),

Dr Gracy Yang (U. Sydney)

Dr Weiting Zheng (UNSW)