Deadline Extended to September 5th, 2021



We cordially invite you to join us in person for the AIB US NE 2021 Conference! This year’s conference features the following exciting programs:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lucia Piscitello

Dr. Lucia Piscitello is a Professor of International Business and Economics at Politecnico di Milano. Her research interests cover the economics and management of MNEs, the international aspects of technological change, the geography of innovation, and the impact of MNEs and FDI on the host and home economies. Her recent studies focus on agglomeration and MNEs’ location strategies, globalization of R&D and technology development in the global network of MNEs, digital technologies, global sourcing, and reshoring. She is Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She has published over 80 refereed journal articles. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Geography, Economic Geography, Journal of International Business Studies, Global Strategy Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, Research Policy, among others. She is Visiting Professor at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, and she acts as an external expert for the Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics, UK. She is a Fellow, Past President, and Chair of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).

Doctoral Students Consortium

The doctoral consortium is an excellent platform for students to explore and develop their research interests with distinguished scholars in the field and to gain insights from experts about publishing in top journals, surviving the tenure process, teaching and teaching/research balance, networking, academic work/life balance and more.  This year, the Doctoral Students Consortium features the following mentors:

Dr. Bulent Aybar, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Grace Guo, Sacred Heart University
Dr. Anna Lamin, Northeastern University
Dr. Susan M. Mudambi, Temple University
Dr. Len Treviño, Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Attila Yaprak, Wayne State University

Meet the Editors Panel

We have invited the following editors to this year’s conference. Join us for this panel discussion to gain their insights on publishing research in premier journals!

MeettheEditors Panel:
Dr. Sharon Alvarez, University of Pittsburgh, Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
Dr. John Cantwell, Rutgers University, AIB Fellow, former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies
Dr. Andrés Felipe Cortés, Sacred Heart University, Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Jonathan Doh, Villanova University, AIB Fellow, AOM Fellow, former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business, General Editor, Journal of Management Studies
Dr. Ram Mudambi, Temple University, AIB Fellow,  Co-Editor, Global Strategy Journal, Area Editor, Journal of International Business Policy
Dr. Anu Phene, George Washington University, Associate Editor, Global Strategy Journal, Consulting Editor, Journal of International Business Studies

Research Method Workshop

We are glad to report that AIB Research Methods Shared Interest Group collaborates with AIB US NE to provide a research method workshop for the conference attendees this year. Join us for a hands-on workshop to gain insights into the latest research methodology in the IB field and sharpen research skills through this interactive workshop.


Best Paper Awards / New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

The best papers from the AIB US NE Conference will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship (NEJE). After a peer-review process, the selected manuscripts will be published in 2022. NEJE is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that aims to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of entrepreneurship and small & family-owned business management. NEJE is listed in Cabell’s and is ranked in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal List. Since January 2018, NEJE is published by Emerald and is in the process of applying for The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).


The Gala

Join us at the 2021 AIB US NE Annual Gala at the Guest House at the Sacred Heart University (a former General Electric Headquarter venue) for a spirit-lifting, relaxing, and networking night! Enjoy jazz, dinner, and laughter with colleagues and friends!