There was a strong IE presence at the recent Academy of International Business (AIB) annual meeting that took place in Dubai in July 1-5. Over 100 papers in the Internationalization/Entrepreneurship track were presented in 11 competitive sessions and 11 interactive sessions.  There were four International Entrepreneurship Developmental Clinics.

IE paper “Returnee Social Network, Resource Acquisition, and International Entrepreneurship” (by Daomi Lin, Sun Yat-sen University; Wei Zheng, Peking University; Jiangyong Lu, Peking University; XiaohuiLiu, Loughborough University; and Mike Wright, ImperialCollege London) was among the finalists for the Temple/AIB Best Paper Award.

International entrepreneurship topics (including, among others, micronationals, IE in emerging markets, international services, family IE) were also featured in five IE-themed panels.  The photo below (courtesy of Mark Ballam) shows the participants from one of the panels – Drs. Ellie Banalieva, Jean-Luc Arrgle, Jean-Francois Hennart, and Alain Verbeke.