SIG 07: International Management

The mission is to facilitate and promote the development and exchange of knowledge within all areas of International Management within and beyond the academic community.

 

SIG chair: Markus G Kittler (University of Stirling, UK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Programme chair: Gjalt de Jong (University of Groningen, Netherlands) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SIG General Track

07-00 International Management General Track

The SIG International Management covers ALL subfields of International Management (e.g., cross-cultural management, strategy and structure of multinational corporations; cross-border activities of firms; the international business environment). Accepted submissions to this general call for papers will be grouped into sessions of related papers. In addition to these competitive paper sessions of the general track for 2015, the SIG holds two standing tracks on (1) Expatriation and (2) SME Internationalisation. Furthermore, there are sponsored topics (Africa, Latin Societies, EFQM) two DWGs (SIE, V4ELISE) and a symposium on business diplomacy. Papers in all areas of International Management and International Business areas welcome.

Chairs: Markus Kittler (University of Stirling, UK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gjalt de Jong (University of Groningen, Netherlands) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Rygl (Steinbeis University, Berlin) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Keywords: International Business; International Management; MNC; SME IJV; Culture.

 

SIG Standing Tracks

ST_07-01 Expatriate Management

The topic of Expatriate Management usually involves physical international mobility for work purposes by skilled workers or professionals. Although the core of this topic includes internationally assigned business expatriates, it also reflects changes in the corporate world, using various alternative forms of global employment, as well as changes in today’s society, where movement of people across national borders is becoming increasingly common. The purpose of this proposed topic is to congregate a critical mass of researchers to further develop this community of scholars discussing new avenues for the academic research on expatriate management.

Proponents: Jan Selmer (Aarhus University, Denmark) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vesa Suutari (University of Vaasa, Finland)
Jean-Luc Cerdin (ESSEC, France)

Keywords: Business Expatriates; Self-Initiated Expatriates; International Business Travellers; Expatriate Academics; Short-term Transfers.

ST_07-02 SME Internationalisation - Advances and future perspectives

Internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is not a novel phenomenon but an increasingly relevant component of research in the field of international business. While early research on firm internationalization has focused on large multinational enterprises (MNEs) and previous research, on SME, internationalization has attempted to identify similarities and differences to MNEs (Ruzzier et al, 2006) and domestic ventures (Mc Dougall, 1989) fresh perspectives are currently emerging. We invite ALL empirical and conceptual submissions that take an international perspective on SMEs and microbusinesses. Comparative studies of SMEs and microbusinesses are also welcome.

Proponents: David Rygl (Steinbeis University, Berlin) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ian Fillis (University of Stirling)
Christopher Ball (University of Stirling)
Jaime Morales (Trent University)

Keywords: SME; micro-business; internationalization; networks; international entrepreneurship.