International Business in the Global Knowledge Economy, Economic Growth: Competition, Cooperation, R (AIB29)

Venue: Greenbank Building, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Location: Preston, Lancashire,

Event Date/Time: Apr 12, 2002 End Date/Time: Apr 13, 2002
Early Registration Date: Mar 02, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 18, 2002
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Conference Chairs:
Irene Greaves and Phil Baugh
Department of International Business
Lancashire Business School
University of Central Lancashire
Lancashire PR1 2HE
Greenbank Building
University of Central Lancashire
Victoria Street
Lancashire PR1 2HE

Correspondence to Conference Secretary:
Liz Kelly
Business Services
University of Central Lancashire
Lancashire PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 892256
Fax: +44 (0) 1772 892938

12 – 13 April 2001
University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Economic Growth: Competition, Cooperation, Resistance

Call for Papers

For this conference at the start of the new millennium - in which globalisation is seen by some as a driver for economic growth but by others as a threat - the AIB UK chapter is encouraging a wide range of contributions centred around the forward-looking perspective of how international business will progress. Papers on new and emerging issues will also be very welcome.

Perspectives may include:

Economic growth Explanations of international business; modalities of international business; industry structure; technology and knowledge transfers; contribution of MNEs to home and host nations

Public policy National, regional and multilateral policies; trade and investment; the impact and operation of international agencies, international legislation

Country competitiveness Developed, newly industrialised and developing nations; trade and investment; interdependency; cultural dimensions

Firm competitiveness Strategic management; international, global and transnational mentalities; networks and alliances; small and medium-sized firms; entrepreneurship; cross-border management and leadership; organisational behaviour and learning; business continuity management

Operations R&D; manufacturing; marketing; human resource management; accounting and finance; risk management

E-commerce companies; virtual organisations; internet security; legislation and monitoring; viruses

Social and environmental Social responsibility and ethical issues; labour force issues; skill development; environmental groups; resistance to globalisation

Research papers in other topic areas and proposals for specialist track sessions will also be welcomed.

All papers will be double-blind refereed. All accepted competitive and workshop papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will carry an ISBN number. A selection of papers around the conference theme will be edited and published in the Macmillan – AIB Book Series in International Business.

Conference Chairs:
Irene Greaves and Phil Baugh, Department of International Business, University of Central Lancashire

Economic Growth: Competition, Cooperation, Resistance

Submission of Papers

Deadline for submission: Friday 18th January 2002

All papers should be submitted to:

Liz Kelly
Business Services
University of Central Lancashire
Business Services
Lancashire PR1 2HE

Hard Copy: Four paper copies and a disk of the full text in Word for Windows 6
Electronic Format: Microsoft Word (PC or MAC); pdf
The documents must be submitted in the Palgrave (formally Macmillan) house style format (see over for guidelines).
Faxed submissions will not be accepted.

Competitive Papers

· Competitive papers should not exceed 20 pages, including tables and references.
· All competitive papers will be double blind refereed.
· A selection of competitive papers will be included in an edited volume of the AIB Palgrave series in International Business, published on the conference theme.
· A Best Competitive Paper award will be presented during the conference.

Working Papers
· Working papers/work in progress papers should not exceed 10 pages, including tables and references.
· All working papers will be double blind refereed.

Doctoral Colloquium Papers
· The Doctoral Colloquium organised during the conference will offer doctoral students the opportunity to receive feedback and advice on their research from a distinguished panel.
· There are special instructions for submission to either of the two streams. Please see the additional sheet included with this Call for Papers for further details.

Palgrave House Style Guidelines for Papers

· Please format papers in Word for Windows 6.
· 12pt Times Roman font, except for title and author names on page 1.
· Double line spacing.
· Margins: 25mm on all sides.
· No footnotes.
· Length: 20 pp maximum for competitive papers, 10 pp maximum for working papers, 10 pp maximum papers for the doctoral colloquium.
· Number of pages in pencil on the back of each sheet.

Page 1
· Title of the paper: centred in bold 14 pt Times Roman.
· Name of author(s) and affiliation: centred in bold 14 pt Times Roman on subsequent lines.
· Abstract: 500 – 600 words, left and right justified in 12 pt Times Roman.

Page 2
· Title (no authors): in 12 pt Times Roman, centred.
· Start the paper.

Headings, notes and references
· Headings: a main heading, designating the topic of major sections should be centred, bold and capitalised.
· Secondary headings: flush with left margin, underlined
· Tertiary headings: flush with left margin, in italics.
· Notes; at the end of the paper, preceding the references.
· References: Alphabetical, by author’s last name, at the end of the paper.
· Journal references: Beamish, P.W. and J.C.Banks, (1987) ‘Equity joint ventures and the theory of the multinational enterprise’. Journal of International Business Studies, 22.1 pp1-6.
· Book references; Beamish, P.W., (1988) Multinational Joint Ventures in Developing Countries (London: Routledge) p20.


Additional Information

29th Annual Conference UK Chapter ACADEMY OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 12 – 13 April 2002 AIB UK 2002 Liz Kelly Tel: +44 (0)1772 892256 Business Services Office, University of Central Lancashire Fax: +44 (0)1772 892938 Preston, PR1 2HE Email: The Conference Fee for AIB Members is £160.00 and for non-members £215.00. The conference fee includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, the Conference Dinner, all refreshments and a copy of the Conference Proceedings. Accommodation is not included, please see foot of this page. Title: ____________________Surname: ______________________________________________ First Name(s): __________________________________________________________________ Name as preferred on badge: _____________________________________________________ Institution/Organisation: ___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Post Code: ______________________ Telephone: ______________________________ Fax: __________________________________ E-mail: ________________________________________________________________________ Payment (Please indicate as applicable) Fee rate: AIB Member £160.00 Non-AIB Member £215.00 * Extra Conference Dinner Ticket £30.00 Full Partners Package £80.00 + * Rate includes 1 year AIB Membership (2002/2003) and Journal of International Business Studies. + Full Partners Package includes lunch on Friday with the delegates, Conference Dinner on Friday night and a day trip on Saturday to include lunch. Preferred Method of Payment I wish to pay by cheque (Payable to University of Central Lancashire Business Services) £___________ I wish to pay by direct credit transfer in pounds sterling credited to HSBC, 40 Fishergate, Preston, account number 91466003, name UCLan Business Services, sort code number 40-37-25 £____________ I wish to pay by Mastercard/Visa in pounds sterling £____________ Cardholder’s Name: __________________________ Signature: _______________________ Note: For papers to appear in the Conference proceedings, at least one non-returnable Conference Fee must be received by 1st March 2002. Cancellations: Please note that the Conference Fees are non refundable. Late Bookings: There will be a late booking surcharge of £20 on All Bookings received after March 2nd 2002. Accommodation: Hotel accommodation is not included in the Conference Fee. To make a reservation please contact your chosen hotel directly.