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      Submit your proposal for the 2019 IABS Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Deadline:  Monday, October 1, 2018

Acceptance of Proposals:  Monday, December 3, 2018

This year’s conference theme is Border Crossing

San Diego is indeed a beautiful place. It is where the first IABS conference was held 30 years ago and many see the city as a gateway to beaches, bays, craft beer, and relaxation. However, San Diego is also seen as a barrier to the United States by many seeking refuge. Just seventeen miles north of the border with Mexico, San Diego and the surrounding areas must balance cultural and political differences; something that is becoming increasingly challenging. The conference theme for 2019 is “Border Crossing” and is an opportunity to reflect broadly on how and where our research does (or does not) involve crossing visible and invisible borders. Possible topics can include but are certainly not limited to:

  • Human Rights
  • The role of business in the migration/refugee crisis
  • Migration policies and practices (in the U.S. and around the world)
  • Migrant worker rights
  • Impacts of changing trade policies on business
  • The unique stakeholders of border towns
  • Access to education for those without documentation
  • Pedagogies that embrace diversity
  • Cross-disciplinary work that utilizes fields not typically associated with B&S work: marketing, political science, sociology, etc.

 

Proposals are invited for the following session types:
  • Pitch sessions: Allow you to engage in discussion with others about a research idea that you are just starting to explore. [NO AV in these sessions]
  • Discussions: Author(s) share an idea that is in the early to middle stages of development but is not yet paper-ready. [NO AV in these sessions]
  • Papers: Topics related to business & society using a variety of research paradigms.
  • Symposia: Can focus on a particular area of business and society research or on a specific teaching-related topic.
  • Workshops: Working meetings that focus on a specific research or teaching challenge.
  • Innovative sessions: Activities/experiential exercises that facilitate reflection on the conference theme.  
The conference can’t happen without our amazing members and attendees! Please consider joining us, submitting proposals, and signing up to review. Rooms have been blocked at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar; a boutique hotel with a complimentary happy hour in the lobby every evening located at the entrance to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. You will be close to a variety of restaurants and bars and a quick ride to the beaches and world-famous San Diego Zoo. 
 
Please contact the conference chair, Tara Salinas (University of San Diego) at tara@sandiego.edu with any questions.

Submission guidelines

Our conference provides a forum for scholarly work in various stages of development. It also contributes to establishing an innovative learning community. We invite you to submit the following proposal types:

Workshop

Workshop proposals are appropriate for working meetings that focus on a specific research or teaching challenge. These will be peer (but not blind) reviewed. Please also indicate whether you will need A/V for the workshop.

Submission Requirements

No more than two single-spaced pages that outlines the goals of the workshop, plan for recruiting participants, and time needed.


Innovative Session

Innovative session proposals are for activities/experiential exercises that facilitate reflection on the conference theme or on business & society research and teaching generally. 

Submission Requirements

No more than two single-spaced pages that outlines the goals of the workshop, plan for recruiting participants, and time needed



Symposium

Symposia proposals focus on a particular area of business and society research or on a specific teaching-related topic. 

Submission Requirements

No more than five single-spaced pages (not inclusive of references and supporting materials), that includes a discussion of the topic and audience, format of the symposium, and listing of symposium presenters. These will be peer (but not blind) reviewed. Please also indicate whether you will need A/V for the symposium.

Discussions

Discussion session proposals allow you to get feedback, share an idea that is in the early to middle stages of development but is not yet paper-ready.

Submission Requirements

500 words (not inclusive of references and supporting materials) that include the following information.

  • A one sentence description of the research question
  • Brief answers to the following questions:
  • Why is this research question interesting?
  • Why hasn’t this research been done before in the way that you want to do it?
  • (If an empirical study) Where might your data come from?
  • How would you define “success” if you pursue this line of research?
  • Who would benefit from your research?

These will be peer and blind reviewed. No A/V will be available (which of course means no PowerPoint!); rather, you’ll bring copies of your proposal and/or whatever you’d like comments on from session attendees.

Submit Your Proposal

Abstracts should be submitted electronically here.






Papers

Paper session proposals are for the research that is close to journal submission (or that realistically will be before the conference), but you’d like to get feedback on beforehand.

 

Submission Requirements

No more than five single-spaced pages (not inclusive of references and supporting materials). These will be peer and blind reviewed. A/V will be available, and the traditional presentation paradigm will apply.