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IIM-Vizag holds Virtual Conference with Academy

        of International Business

        20-22 December

                 he     Academy       of
          TBusiness (AIB) is a
        leading association of scholars
        and  specialists  in  the  field
        of    international    business
        and     international     policy
        headquartered      within    the
        campus of Michigan State
        University,    United     States.
        AIB is dedicated to nurturing
        and    empowering     a   global
        community of scholars focused
        on creating, advancing and
        disseminating knowledge in
        international business research,
        education,  policy and  practice.  It  transcends     However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
        the  boundaries  of  academic  disciplines  and       the conference  was held  virtually between 20
        managerial functions. Established in 1959, AIB has    and 22 December.  It is a matter of pride and a
        3,548  members  in  93  different  countries  around   learning experience for the institute to host such a
        the  world. It also houses 17 chapters around the     prestigious conference seamlessly and efficiently,
        world  as  well  as  two  Shared  Interest  Groups  -   especially in the virtual mode for the first time.
        Women in AIB (WAIB) and the Research Methods            The theme of Conference 2020  was  “The
        Shared Interest Group (SIG).                          Impact of International Business on Economic
          AIB India Chapter (       Growth and Revival”.  The conference invited
        is active in the domain of International Business     competitive papers under  various tracks and
        advocacy and fostering research. Professor S          interactive and plenary sessions. It also included
        Raghunath (Strategy  Area), IIM Bangalore, is         Case Writing and Paper Development Workshops
        the Chair of the AIB India Executive Board. AIB       spread over the three days. Doctoral students
        India Chapter organises  Annual Conferences           who registered for the conference were given free
        in coordination  with other  IIMs and deemed          AIB annual membership to promote scholarly
        universities.                                         work in the international business domain.  The
          This  year, IIM  Visakhapatnam partnered            Conference 2020 was chaired by Prof. G Shainesh,
        with AIB India Chapter for its three-day Annual       (Marketing) IIM Bangalore and co-chaired  with
        Conference,  originally  planned  for  April  2020.   Professor  Deepika  Gupta  (Strategy  Area), IIM

           Submissions: 103 papers
           40 were blind-reviewed and selected for various tracks and interactive sessions.

           Keynote Address: Professor Jeremy Clegg, President, Academy of International Business.
           In his recorded speech, he emphasised the importance of research in international business which
           is witnessing major variations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

           Inaugural Plenary Session: Dipak Mane,  Advisor-Executive Board & former CHRO, Buhler
           Group, Switzerland, as its guest speaker.
           He spoke on ‘Leading in an Uncertain, Physi-Digital World’.

           No. of sessions: 10 (including session track presentations and interactive sessions)

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