AIB South Asia Conference 2023 is the annual conference of the South Asia Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB). The conference provides AIB members in the region (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka) opportunities to exchange ideas, present their research, and create professional contacts


Jindal Global Business School and Jindal School of Banking & Finance at O. P. Jindal Global University are the host institute. Jindal Global Business School and Jindal School of Banking & Finance would host this conference as a knowledge transfer forum, experience-sharing platform and best-practice dissemination stage on building intellectual, infrastructural and institutional capacities towards realizing the economic targets.


Key dates for submission:

Call for papers September 20, 2022
Last date for Paper/ Extended Abstract Submission November 20, 2022
Acceptance notification December 7, 2022
Last date of Early Bird Registration December 15, 2022
Registration last date January 4, 2023
AIB South Asia Conference 2023 & Workshops January 8-10, 2023



The conference theme is Environment Sustainability and Governance Issues in International Business and Trade. The impact of industrialization on the environment and biodiversity has long been a concern. The critical question of who bears the environmental conservation cost continues to be debated between the developed and the developing economies. Amidst these pressing concerns, the policymakers and international business communities are prioritizing the need to understand the challenges of the new world order. There has been an increased concern to understand the impact on human lives and crafting suitable solutions for a better world to be inherited by future generations.

Conference Tracks:

Submissions addressing the conference theme may pertain to the following potential topics including and not limited to:

  • Approach of MNEs toward environmental sustainability and governance

  • Environment sustainability and governance in South Asia and other developing countries

  • Impact of environment sustainability and governance on International Finance and Accounting, International Marketing, International Taxation, and International Arbitration

  • Preparedness of the industry and the MNE leadership in responding to environmental

  • Public policy such as the national guidelines for responsible business conduct

In addition to the above conference theme, we encourage high-quality submissions on the core topics in International Business in the following tracks:
  • Global strategies and internationalization

  • International entrepreneurship

  • Global value chains and supplier networks

  • Role of state, institutions, and IB policy

  • Knowledge, learning, and innovation

  • Diaspora effects and cross-cultural management

  • Emerging markets and emerging market MNEs

  • International finance, accounting, and corporate governance

  • International marketing and consumer behavior

  • International HRM and global leadership

Call for Papers:

The Conference format is combination of competitive paper sessions, interactive paper sessions, plenary speaker sessions and workshops

We invite Competitive papers which are at more advanced stages of development and need more focused feedback. The maximum length permitted for competitive paper is 25 double spaced (A4) pages.

Interactive session submissions are work-in-progress manuscripts, which can benefit from directional feedback from the track chair and/or other participants. Participants are encouraged to send in their articles in research note formats. The submissions benefit from directional feedback from the track chair and/or other participants.

The panel sessions are conducted to have a focused discussion on a common theme. We welcome panel themes on topics relevant to IB, with special emphasis on topics related to the conference theme.

All manuscript submissions must contain 150-word abstract and follow the JIBS style guide, which is available at : http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/style_guide.html

Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop:
Prof. Allen Bird, GIM Goa | Prof. Elizabeth Rose, IIM Udaipur

Journal of Teaching cafe and workshop on mini cases and video cases: Facilitated by the members of AIB's Teaching and Education shared interest group (T&E SIG)
Opportunity to publish the mini cases from this workshop on AIB's website.

Journal of International Business Studies Paper Development Workshop:
Prof. Elizabeth Rose, IIM Udaipur | Prof. Snehal Awate, IIT Bombay

*The names of additional facilitators for workshops and PDWs will be announced closer to the date.R

Conference Fee:
Registration fees (including applicable GST as applicable)
Doctoral Student Faculty/Researcher (Other than Doctoral students)
Indian (in INR) Early Bird (Until 25th November 2022) 490 990
Foreign (in USD) 7 13
Indian (in INR) Regular (After 25th November 2022) 1990 3990
Foreign (in USD) 25 50
Note: To participate in the AIB 2023 conference it is mandatory to obtain AIB membership. To become an AIB member, kindly register at: https://www.aib.world/membership/new-members/ and obtain the AIB membership ID.

Conference Website:

Here is the link for the conference website:  https://jgu.edu.in/AIBSouthAsia2023

Organizing Committee:

Conference Chair 

Professor Ashish Bhardwaj, O. P. Jindal Global University 

Professor Mayank Dhaundiyal, O. P. Jindal Global University 

Professor Snehal Awate, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 

Conference Coordinators 

Professor Dr. Chavi Asrani, O. P. Jindal Global University 

Professor Dr. Rameshwar Arora, O. P. Jindal Global University 

Prof. Abhishek Vashishth, O.P. Jindal Global University 

Prof. Shamita Garg, O. P. Jindal Global University 

For queries about paper submissions and panel proposals at the conference, please write to Ms. C. Shankari, AIB South Asia Chapter Office , email  [email protected] or call – +91 6380338272/ +91 9500032495

For other details regarding the conference please email to [email protected] and [email protected]