International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is holding to hold the Paper Development Workshop (PDW) for Journal of International Management (JIM), a special issue on “MNEs and Sustainable Business in Emerging
Markets”. This is an opportunity to discuss your paper and receive feedback during a 2-day workshop before
submitting the paper to the special issue. Participation in the PDW is highly encouraged although it is not a condition for the paper acceptance.

Workshop date: January 10th–11th, 2022
Venue: International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China.The places are limited up to 26 participants. (In case of travel restrictions of due to COVID-19, the PDW may be held in a hybrid mode.)
Deadline for submission to the PDW: November 1, 2021
Please note that the deadline for the special issue is 1 March 2022. Please see the following link for more details about the special issue:

Who is this PDW for?
This workshop is for those who are planning to submit a paper to JIM-SI “MNEs and Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets”. Scholars who are working on the theme are also welcome to submit their works in progress.

How much does it cost?
There is no registration fee for invited authors. The invited authors who physically attend the PDW will be provided with lunches and dinners during the 2-day PDW, as well as with IBSS’ accommodation near the venue for two nights. Domestic flights and public transport (train/bus) expenses within China can also be claimed for reimbursement after the PDW. If you have questions regarding logistics, please contact Dr. Yameng Zhang at IBSS (

How can you submit a paper?
To participate in the JIM-SI PDW on “MNEs and Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets”, please submit an extended summary (up to 10 pages all-inclusive following JIM’s guide) by email to the guest editor, Faith Hatani ( no later than November 1, 2021, in the authors’ time zone.

Submitting authors will be notified of the results two weeks after their submission. The authors of the accepted working papers should confirm their participation within the next two weeks from the notification of the acceptance. Thus, to participate in the PDW, early submission is encouraged.

JIM’s guide for authors can be found at

Keynote speakers
The PDW organizers plan to invite two keynote speakers who are leading experts in the research field.

JIM-SI Guest Editors:
Maoliang Bu (Nanjing University, China, – Managing guest editor
Faith Hatani (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark,
Dirk Holtbruegge (Friedrich-Alexander-University
Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany,
Ari Van Assche (HEC Montréal, Canada,

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