Business and Society:

Border Crossing at the 2019 Annual IABS Conference




Our 2019 conference theme is "Border Crossing" and is an invitation to reflect on how our work not only addresses issues related to physical borders such as human rights or the role of business in the migration and refugee crisis, but also how we cross invisible borders by engaging in cross-disciplinary work.

The IABS 2019 Conference is the 30th Anniversary of IABS’ inaugural conference and we will meet where IABS first convened: San Diego, California. Join us  during March 21-24, 2019.

The IABS 2019 conference:

  • Provides a forum for scholarly work in various stages of development
  • Enables participants to network with others sharing similar research and teaching interests
  • Offers the opportunity to participate in various formats
  • Takes place in America's Finest City

Each IABS conference is an opportunity for us all to learn, contribute and grow. We focus on research in various stages. From nascent ideas to completed manuscripts, IABS aims to help develop scholarship from a variety of disciplines and at any career stage. It is never too early or too late in your career to join IABS!





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Call for Proposals


The submission deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018.  The acceptance of proposals is MONDAY, December 3, 2018. You are invited to submit proposals in various formats

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Submit Now!


You are invited to submit your proposal now for the IABS 2019 Conference. All conference proposals will be subjected to a blind peer-review process.

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Authors of papers and discussion topics presented at our conferences may publish papers in the Proceedings. Conveners of symposia and workshops may publish summaries of their sessions.

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Past Programs


Our inaugural conference was held in 1990. You can read information regarding all past programs and find Chair contact details.

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Travel Logistics


SAN DIEGO, a gateway to beaches, bays, craft beer, and relaxation, is the home to the IABS 2019 Conference.

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IABS Best Paper Award


The winner of the previous IABS Best Paper Award can be found online. You can read the full text version of the article.

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