The ABO Reporter


Academy of International Business Annual Conference
July 10-13, 2004 — Istanbul, Turkey

Bridging with the Other: The Importance of Dialogue in International Business

Istanbul is an ideal venue to hold the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business. The conference theme, Bridging with the Other, encourages sessions that integrate across levels of analysis and fields of inquiry in novel ways. It draws our attention to underexamined locales, rarely heard voices, and underrepresented scholarly perspectives in international business (IB). This year's conference seeks to encourage symposia and paper offerings that build bridges by:

  • Social science-based submissions are encouraged. Papers and symposia that include scholars from history, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, law, and comparative religion are particularly welcome.
  • Interdisciplinary papers and panels focusing on multiple levels of analysis are sought.
  • Papers and symposia that include scholars from diverse locations and backgrounds are particularly encouraged.
  • Panels with executive contributors or discussants, to build bridges between IB scholars and IB practitioners.

Preconference Professional Development Program
This year we also seek to begin a preconference, Professional Development Program, to be held on Saturday, July10. The PDP portion of the conference will be devoted to hands-on workshops that require more than the typical time allotted during the regular conference. These sessions may be teaching or research oriented-but we anticipate that their focus will be on skill building for our members (e.g., research methods workshops, teaching methods, and pedagogical innovations workshops).

Paper Submission
Please follow the detailed submission instructions on the 2004 meeting page at Note this year we are initiating a new process of submitting proposals directly to each track via the web-page submission form at Submissions must be submitted by December 5, 2003, in your time zone. Please direct any questions to the track chairs listed on the web site or Program Chair:

Dr. Nakiye Boyacigiller
Program Chair, AIB 2004 Annual Meeting
Dean, Graduate School of Management
Sabanci University
Orhanli, Tuzla
81474 Istanbul, Turkey

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