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Rosalie L. Tung, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Business Studies; Ming and Stella Wong Professor of International Business, Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University. Phone: 778-782-3083; email:

Dan Li, Area Editor, Journal of International Business Studies; L. Leslie Waters Chair in International Business, Professor of International Business, Indiana University. Phone: 812-855-5967; email:

Several other members of the JIBS Editorial Team, Consulting Editorial Board and Editorial Review Board

The Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) offers a Paper Development Workshop at the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR) Annual Meeting on June 18, 2023, in Hong Kong, China. JIBS is the leading journal on international business research, and a journal of the Academy of International Business (AIB). More information on the journal and AIB is available at

The goal of the PDW is to provide scholars with developmental feedback on their current research projects in international business. Authors will be paired with senior international business scholars for discussions on their papers (in-person or online). The PDW is open to all scholars but preference will be given to doctoral students and early career academics. While we hope that many of these papers will eventually be submitted to JIBS, the purpose of the PDW is more generally to improve the quality of international business research by providing quality feedback, and to bring new scholars into the international business field.

Prospective participants in the 2023 JIBS PDW are invited to submit their manuscripts to with the subject “Submission for JIBS PDW at IACMR” by March 20, 2023. Each participant may submit only one manuscript to the PDW but may submit the same version of the paper to another track for presentation at the conference. The manuscript must be in English, and at a completed draft stage so that the author(s) can benefit from constructive discussion and critique from select members of the JIBS editorial team. The paper submitted for consideration must not have been published elsewhere. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length. The cover page of the manuscript should include all authors’ names, e-mails, and affiliations.

Manuscripts will be selected based on the fit with the journal and quality of the submitted work. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their submissions by April 28, 2023. Participants will need to confirm their participation by May 5, 2023, and will then be invited to submit a revised manuscript (i.e., the version to be discussed at the PDW) by June 1, 2023. Participants must be registered for the IACMR conference before they confirm their attendance at the JIBS PDW.

PDW Panelists

Panelists will include the Editor-in-Chief, Area Editors, and select Editorial Review Board members of JIBS. The number of panelists will depend on the number of submissions. The PDW organizers will then share a list of panelist names with the 2023 IACMR Conference Organizing Committee. The list will also include the modality of discussion (in person or online) for each participating panelist.

PDW Key Dates

  • March 20, 2023 – Deadline for paper submissions via with the subject “Submission for JIBS PDW at IACMR”
  • April 28, 2023 – Notification of submission acceptance
  • May 5, 2023 – Confirmation of participation; registration for the IACMR 2023 Meeting
  • June 1, 2023 – Deadline for submitting updated manuscripts
  • June 18, 2023 – JIBS PDW in person at the conference venue and online via Zoom