As part of the activities taking place before the formal start of the EIBA 2017 conference, the Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop (JIBS-PDW) will be held between 08:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, 14 December, at the conference venue (Politecnico di Milano). The 2017 program will start with an introductory session led by JIBS Area Editor and ie-scholar Becky Reuber.

Submission Deadline: September 11, 2017

Submission Details

Prospective participants in the 2017 JIBS-PDW are invited to submit their paper manuscripts to Jose Pla-Barber ( Please note that each applicant may make only one submission, but may also have submitted the same (or another) version of the paper for presentation at the EIBA 2017 Conference. All authors should indicate their names, e-mails, and affiliations, on the cover page of the manuscript. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, and should follow the JIBS Guide for Authors (http://www.palgrave-

JIBS-PDW 2017 Key Dates:

  • 11 September 2017 – Deadline for paper submissions (to José Pla-Barber)
  • 29 September 2017 – Notification of acceptance to successful applicants
  • 14 October 2017 – Confirmation that successful applicants have registered for EIBA 2017 and will attend the JIBS-PDW
  • 24 November 2017 – Deadline for submitting updated paper submissions (to José Pla-Barber)
  • 14 December 2017 – JIBS-PDW takes place at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • 14-16 December 2017 – 43rd EIBA Annual Conference

All participants must be registered for the EIBA 2017 Conference ( before they confirm their attendance at the JIBS-PDW.

About the PDW

The purpose of the JIBS-PDW is to provide junior scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business studies. While we hope that many of these papers will be eventually submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of IB research and bring new scholars into the IB field. We invite original papers from junior authors or junior faculty members who have not previously published in JIBS. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars (1) who are located in universities in emerging economies or in universities that offer limited support for international business research, and/or (2) who are trained in disciplines less commonly associated with the field (e.g., human geography, political science, ethnography, or economic history) but interested in conducting international business research.

The PDW is the most extensive of the various JIBS outreach activities conducted by the JIBS editorial team. Organized by José Pla-Barber (AIB-WE Chapter Chair) and Becky Reuber (JIBS Area Editor), the 2017 JIBS-PDW involves JIBS editors, many experienced scholars, and editorial board members.