ibc conference 2016

Welcome to the 6th Aalborg International business conferencE

"Embracing the opportunities and challenges of Globalization - from the west, the East and the South"

DATES: 1 – 3 June 2016

Globalization is here to stay and it gives us as researchers both challenges and opportunities for generating new insights into the phenomenon. Mostly, we talk about Globalization as a generic process. This is important in order to reveal the true nature of this phenomenon that has an impact on all corners of the world. But it is equally important to discuss how firms from different parts of the world – the West, the East, and the South engage in the globalization process and how this engagement and the interplay between companies from all corners of the world literally form the very globalization process. Here, the new multinationals from emerging economies is an interesting new player to be seen as a phenomenon in itself, but also as a new player for the global interaction between multinationals. We should not forget the importance of other actors – the state, the multinational institutions, the global and local civil society organisations, all of which seem to create new, global dynamics as crucial platform for growth.

If global dynamics is the interplay between firms from different contexts, we have no choice but to meet to discuss this interplay – coming with our views and findings from all contexts and corners of the world.


Key notes:

Oded Shenkar, Marjan Svetlicic and Jean-Francois Hennart . See bio under "Keynote Speakers".


Comwell Conference Center in the beautiful Rebild Hills near Aalborg (www.comwellsport.dk)

HOST: International Business Center (www.ibc.aau.dk)

Department of Business and Management
Aalborg University

Important dates:

Deadline for all submissions: 31. March 2016

Acceptance Notification: 30. April 2016

Registration Deadline: 15. May 2016


Doctoral Consortium

Making Sense of Trends and Effects of Globalization: Theory and Practice Perspectives

Details: May 30 - June 3, 2016, Aalborg, Denmark. 5 ECTS.

This course is offered as part of International Business Centre by-annual conference. It aims to acquaint PhD students with latest theoretical, methodological and practical advancements in the field of international business.  By the end of the course the PhD students will have gained skills and knowledge in current and future trends in international business; in dealing with methodological issues and challenges; in enhancing personal scholarship. PhD students will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with two visiting professors: Professor Jean-Francois Hennart, Tilburg University and Professor Oded Shenkar, Ohio State University.

Link to the website of the course: press here