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42nd Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference

Conference Host

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

Conference Chair

Prof Heinz Tüselmann

Organising Committee:

Prof Heinz Tüselmann
Dr Sougand Golesorkhi
Dr Stephen Buzdugan
Dr David Freund
Dr Qi Cao
Ms Emily Gilhooley
Ms Emma Mawby
Mrs Kirti Mistry
Mr Gary Lindsay

Contact

Conference Photographs

 

A selection of photographs from the Conference.
Photographs provided courtesy of Dr Ursula Schinzel.


Photographs provided courtesy of Dr Ursula Schinzel

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

42nd AIB-UKI Conference
Manchester Metropolitan University,
16-18 April 2015

 

 

International Business Research: for the bookshelf or the boardroom and corridors of power?

The international economy, international organisations, governments and firms around the world have recently faced challenges at levels not seen since the Great Depression. These challenges, including the prolonged and lacklustre return to growth and profitability, and its impact on society, invite the research community to intensify its  effort of supplying useful insights and innovative ideas. With the advances made in research over the past ten years, the field of international business (IB) has anything but ‘run out of steam’ and would appear to offer wealth of guidance on these issues. Questions, nevertheless, remain. Notably, how relevant has IB research been to decision-makers in the ‘boardroom’ and the ‘corridors of power’? Has research in this discipline been overly isolated from practical applications and if so, how can it be oriented towards greater use outside of the ‘ivory tower’?

Building on the ‘Scholars Meet Practice’ initiative at the 2014 AIB Annual Meeting in Vancouver, and on UNCTAD 2014 World Investment Forum’s multidisciplinary conference on shaping a future research agenda for investment for development, the aim of the  42nd AIB (UK & Ireland) Conference is to enhance our understanding of the relevance and impact of IB research to governments, firms and society, and their interdependencies in the world economy. We also wish to gain new insights on the interaction between institutions, MNEs and policy makers that affect IB transactions. The conference invites innovative conceptual perspectives informed by relevant scholarly disciplines, in addition to the foundations of modern international business theory. Papers may also examine the current concerns of the global economy – such as, the impact of international business activities on sustainable development, the environment, security governance and societal welfare. Moreover, papers may address policy responses and formulate policy reforms of institutions and markets moving forward, based on sound theories and empirics. Through its focus on impact, the conference also addresses the current international demand, by funding councils, national research assessment exercises and accreditation bodies, on assessing the benefit of research to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia.

Topics and papers

The conference welcomes theoretical and empirical papers which advance our understanding of the issues contained in the theme above. As in previous years, it is hoped that the conference will encompass all aspects of international business, not only on the theme of the conference but also on wider agendas. Papers are welcome in all the major areas of international business, including for example:


  • Business strategy
  • Human resource management, marketing and production strategies and operations of multinationals
  • Finance and International Business
  • Institutional factors and multinational strategies and operations
  • Areas studies and international business issues
  • Economic geography and international business issues
  • Business history and international business issues 
  • Firm competitiveness
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Internationalisation from and to emerging economies
  • Research methods in international business
  • Corporate governance and finance

Proposals for special tracks and panel sessions are welcome and should be sent to aibuki2015@mmu.ac.uk The following special tracks have already been proposed:

  • International Marketing Strategies of Emerging Market Firms: Nature, Antecedents, and Outcomes. This track is in connection with a special issue of International Marketing Review
  • New Frameworks for Counter-Radicalisation Measures: Supporting Security, Stability, Sustainable Development and International Business Activities.
  • Integrating Comparative Institutional Analysis into International Business Research
  • Geographies of Cities: Rescaling International Business
  • New Frameworks for Countering Violent Extremism: Supporting Security, Stability, Sustainable Development and International Business Activities
In light of the untimely passing of Professor Alan Rugman there will be a special panel session to honour his contributions to the field of international business.  Distinguished panellists include: Peter Buckley, Mark Casson and Alain Verbeke


Conference environment

The AIB UK&I Chapter annual conference brings together a dynamic, high profile group of eminent scholars, mid and early career researchers, doctoral students and members of the wider community for a stimulating exchange of knowledge and networking in an intimate, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

This year, the conference will be hosted in Manchester, the birthplace of the industrial revolution, free trade, the computer and the home of an influential music scene, a thriving cultural setting and two world-class football teams. As a vibrant, modern city, Manchester offers easy reach from within the UK and abroad, with one the largest airports connecting to all major European cities and beyond. In addition, the hotels and social events are all within a short distance of the conference venue, located within the Manchester city centre. The gala dinner is set in the historic Town Hall. The social programme will also include a cabaret evening.

Conference prizes

There are several prizes awarded at the conference:

  • John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Palgrave Macmillan Prize for the best competitive paper
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University Best Paper Award for the best paper by an early career researcher from the developing world (the award is endowed with £500).
  • The Research in International Business and Finance Prize for the best paper which examines a topic in International Finance from an International Business perspective
  • The Critical Perspectives on International Business Prize for the most innovative paper which tackles a new or under-researched topic and which contributes to the understanding of the impact of international business on society.
  • Michael Z Brooke Doctoral Prize for the best paper by a doctoral student.
  • Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work in the doctoral colloquium.

Publication opportunities

  • A selection of conference papers will be published in the Palgrave Macmillan International Business book series, which is connected to the AIB UK & Ireland annual conferences.
  • Accepted papers for track The International Marketing Strategies of Emerging Market Firms: Nature, Antecedents, and Outcomes will be considered for special issue of International Marketing Review.

Submission information

  • Submission opens 27 October 2014

Submission Deadlines

  • The Main Conference: 29 January 2015
  • The Doctoral Colloquium: 27 January 2015

Download the Call For Papers
Adobe Acrobat format

Special Tracks

 

Geographies of Cities: Rescaling International Business

Track Chairs:
Frank MacDonald, Jennifer Johns and Gary Cook; University of Liverpool Management School

Details of Call for Papers for this track

 

Integrating Comparative Institutional Analysis into International Business Research

Track Chair:
Matthew Allen, Manchester Business School

Details of Call for Papers for this track

The International Marketing Strategies of Emerging Market Firms: Nature, Boundary Conditions, Antecedents, and Outcomes

Track Chair:
Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, University of Bristol

(Papers accepted for this Special Track will be considered for a Special Issue of International Marketing Review)

Details of Call for Papers for this track

 

New Frameworks for Countering Violent Extremism: Supporting Security, Stability, Sustainable Development and International Business Activities

Track Chairs:
Hamed El-Said, Agnieszka Chidlow; Manchester Metropolitan University

Details of Call for Papers for this track


International Development and International Business

 
Track Chair:
Xiaolan Fu, University of Oxford

 

Alan Rugman Memorial Session

Professor Alan Rugman

In light of the untimely passing of Professor Alan Rugman, there will be a special panel session to honour his contributions to the field of international business.  Apart from being an exceptional academic, Alan was one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the field of international business. Along with Peter Buckley and Mark Casson, he was an early proponent of Internalisation Theory, which together with the Eclectic Paradigm, formed the basis of theories of foreign direct investment. His later academic work built up on these early seminal contributions, developing practical means to apply them to strategic management and studies of competitiveness of firms and countries. In a 20-year collaborative partnership with Alain Verbeke, they proposed a number of innovative approaches to understanding the consequences and implications of multinational enterprises, both for firms and countries, and the limits of globalization.

The AIB UKI Chapter is indebted to Alan for his support of the Chapter’s annual conferences. He was a true friend of AIB UKI, remembered for the intellectual rigor and passion he contributed to the Chapter’s conferences. Importantly, AIB UKI is grateful for the contributions he made to our doctoral colloquium and his support and guidance to early career researchers, reflecting his passion and commitment to support and guide the next generation of international business researchers.

We are privileged to have for this special panel session the perspectives and recollections of Alan’s work by distinguished scholars: In what promises to be one of the highlights of the AIB UKI 2015 conference, the panel papers are:


Professor Peter J. Buckley OBE, University of Leeds, UK: “Alan Rugman’s contributions to internalization theory”

Dr Michael Gestrin, OECD, Paris, France  and Dr Jenny Hillemann, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium: “The limits of firm-level globalization: Revisiting the FSA – CSA matrix”

Professor Mark Casson: University of Reading, UK: “ Alan Rugman’s methodology”

Dr Jing Li and Dr Chang Hoon Oh, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada  “Research on emerging-market multinational enterprises: Extending Alan Rugman’s critical contributions”

Professor Alain Verbeke (co-drafted with Dr Liena Kano), University of Calgary, Canada: “The strategic significance of 'regional multinationals’”

 

Keynote Speakers

 

Dr Ulrich Hoppe
Director General of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

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Dr Ulrich Hoppe is Director General of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, which is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and located in London, England.  The Chamber supports German and UK companies with establishing and extending their business relations, exports and investment in Germany and the UK, respectively. Dr Hoppe is also Board Member of the German-British Forum.  Before joining the German-British Chamber in May 1998 he held the position of Vice President and Treasurer of the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York. Previous positons in the business sector include Lufthansa and Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt.

http://grossbritannien.ahk.de/en/


Ms Penny Fowler
Head of Private Sector Team at Oxfam GB

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Penny Fowler

Ms Penny Fowler leads the Private Sector Team in Oxfam GB's Campaigns, Policy and Influencing Team. Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and injustice around the world. The Private Sector Team of Oxfam GB works to influence policies and practices relating to the private sector so that business respects human rights and contributes to poverty reduction. Ms Fowler has over 20 years experience of policy work on agriculture, trade, development and private sector issues in the civil society and public policy sectors and holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Politics from Bristol University and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford. She is heading Oxfam’s project on Behind the Brands - a campaign which aims to provide people who buy and enjoy products from the Big 10 food and drinks companies, with the information they need to hold these companies to account for what happens in their supply chains. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/



Dr Michael Gestrin,
Senior Economist, OECD

OECD

Dr Michael Gestrin

Dr Michael Gestrin is currently a Senior Economist with the OECD's Investment Division. The current focus of his research is on international investment trends, including rising levels of global divestment by MNEs, global value chains, and state-owned enterprises in the global marketplace. He has held academic positions at the University of Toronto, ESSEC Business School, and the University of Oxford. He spent several years as an economist with UNCTAD. He has represented UNCTAD and the OECD in the WTO Working Groups on competition and investment. He also oversaw the multilateral negotiation of the OECD's Policy Framework for Investment, was responsible for Egypt's adherence to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises, and launched the OECD's Latin American and Caribbean Investment Initiative. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford.

 

Paper Submissions

 

Submission opens 27 October 2014

The deadline for paper submissions to the main conference is 29 January 2015

The deadline for submissions for the doctoral colloquium is 27 January 2015

To submit a paper to the AIB UKI main conference or doctorial colloquium please use the Conftool system:

  • Please create a new Conftool account or use an existing account: https://www.conftool.pro/aibuki2015/
  • Log into Conftool system
  • Click on “your submissions”
  • Select the type of contribution you want to submit
  • Please enter all required details for your contribution into the submission form (marked by asterisk) and proceed
  • A Contribution ID will be assigned to your submission, please use this number for future reference.

 

Palgrave edited volume

Following previous years there will be a Palgrave edited volume from the main conference. Authors who wish their work considered for this should follow the Palgrave house style guidelines (see below).

Paper submission guidelines

  • All papers should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word file or Acrobat file to the online submission system available here.
  • When uploading the document, make sure that the main body of the paper does not contain any author information. Details of authorship are entered separately in the submission system.
  • Papers submitted to the main conference must not exceed 26 pages, including tables and references.
  •  An abstract of 150 words is required suitable for the book of abstracts.
  • All competitive papers will be double blind refereed.
  • Submissions must conform to the Palgrave style guidelines to be published in the proceedings and for consideration of the Palgrave edited volume from the main conference.

Palgrave house style guidelines (Adobe Acrobat)


For submission guidelines for the Doctoral Colloquium see web page.

Registration and Fees

 

Registration

Registration is now open; please click on the following link to register for the conference: https://www.kxregistration.mmu.ac.uk/aibuki15

Key Dates:

  • Online registration closes 26 March 2015
  • Standard registration fee up to and including 26 March 2015
  • Presenters registration deadline Friday 13 March 2015

Fees

Standard registration fee
(up to and including 26 March 2015)
 

AIB Current Members
(This fee is for delegates who are members of AIB on 16–18 April 2015)

£295 

Full-time PhD students
(This fee is for Doctoral Students who are members of AIB on 16–18 April 2015)

£190

The following additional fee is for AIB members whose membership has expired by 16 April 2015 or for new AIB members and must be paid prior to 26 March 2015:

AIB  membership renewal/AIB  new membership

£65

Full-time Student AIB  membership renewal/AIB new membership

£35

Other fees

 

Additional Conference Dinner (17 April 2015) guests

£75

Cabaret evening (16 April 2015 Complementary)

 

                   
  • Presenters registration deadline Friday 13 March 2015. Note:  For papers to appear in the conference proceedings, at least one registered person must be available to present the paper at the conference. Authors should ensure that registration and payment for at least one author has been received no later than Friday 13 March 2015 in order to ensure inclusion in the final Conference Programme.
  • Online conference registration opens 28 November 2014 and will close on Thursday 26 March 2015.
  • The Conference registration fee includes: The welcome reception, conference participation, lunches, tea/coffee during breaks, conference dinner, reception,  social events, book of Abstracts, USB stick of full papers (carries ISBN), copy of the Palgrave book from the 2014 Conference.
  • The conference registration fee does NOT include accommodation, travel or transfers.
  • The doctoral fee does not include the Palgrave book.
  • Fees are payable by credit card, debit cards, as well as foreign debit cards, (international cards will be charged in pounds sterling), are non-refundable, and must accompany bookings
  • We remind all authors that acceptance of a paper by the Programme Committee implies an agreement by the author and any attending co-author that they may be expected to chair a session.
  • Payment of the conference fee must accompany your booking and should be paid by 26 March 2015 and is non-refundable.
  • Receipt: a receipt for the conference fee - will be provided by e-mail via the online payment system.
  • When you arrive for the conference please sign in at the registration desk and collect your conference pack.
  • Conference dinner: The dinner on 17 April 2015 evening will held at the Manchester Town Hall.

Accommodation: the conference fee does NOT include accommodation, travel or transfers.

Please see the ‘Accommodation’ tab of this webpage for details on hotels with special offers for conference delegates.

 

Accommodation

 

A number of 2*, 3* and 4* hotels have been reserved at special rates for delegates near the conference venue. To view and book these hotels please visit:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/AIB2015
 
Moreover, for delegates who are looking for cheap accomodation but within convenient distance from the conference venue, the following may be of interest:
 
 Youth Hostel Manchester: located at Deansgate, Potato Wharf. They offer single, double and dormitory rooms.
www.yha.org.uk/hostel/manchester
 
Hatters Hostel: located near Picadilly Train Station. They offer single, double and dormitory rooms.
www.hattersgroup.com/

 

Joining Instructions
Doctoral Colloquium

 

The Academy of International Business  UK & Ireland Chapter is organising  the colloquium for doctoral students in international business. The colloquium will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School on Friday 17 April and Saturday 18 April 2015.

Keydates

  • Online paper submission opens 27 October 2014
  • Deadline for online paper submission is 27 January 2015
  • Online conference registration opens 28 November 2014
  • Online registration closes 26 March 2015
  • Standard registration fee up to and including 26 March 2015

Further details and guidelines are available here: Doctoral Colloquium 2015 Guidelines

For further information, please contact: Secretary for the Doctoral Colloquium Miss Jane Brittin aibukidc@gmail.com
Doctoral Convenor Dr Margaret Fletcher: margaret.fletcher@glasgow.ac.uk

To submit a paper, please go to Paper Submission

To register for the conference, please go to Conference Registration

For Prizes associated with the doctoral colloquium, please go to Prize Awards & Publication Opportunities

 

Prize Awards and Publication Opportunities

 

Conference Prizes

There are several prizes awarded at the conference:

  • John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Palgrave Macmillan Prize for the best competitive paper
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University Best Paper Award for the best paper by an early career researcher from the developing world (the award is endowed with £500)
  • The Research in International Business and Finance Prize for the best paper which examines a topic in International Finance from an International Business perspective
  • The Critical Perspectives on International Business Prize for the most innovative paper which tackles a new or under-researched topic and which contributes to the understanding of the impact of international business on society.
  • Michael Z Brooke Doctoral Prize for the best paper by a doctoral student.
  • Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work in the doctoral colloquium.

Publication opportunities

  • A selection of conference papers will be published in the Palgrave Macmillan International Business Book Series, which is connected to the AIB UK & Ireland annual conferences.
  • Accepted papers for track The International Marketing Strategies of Emerging Market Firms: Nature, Boundary Conditions, Antecedents, and Outcomes will be considered for the special issue of International Marketing Review.

Special Track (Adobe Acrobat)

Special Issue (Adobe Acrobat)

 

  • All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, which carries an ISBN number.

 

John Dunning Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Stephen Young 

The AIB UK & Ireland Chapter is delighted to announce the inaugural John Dunning Prize for Lifetime Achievement, to be awarded to Stephen Young.

Stephen Young is Emeritus Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests concern firm internationalization, entrepreneurship in MNE subsidiaries and SMEs, and the management, economic development and public policy dimensions of FDI. His publications are numerous and diverse. He started his career with the Government of Tanzania, and was then head of international economics with a UK food organization, before entering academic life. Aside from his posts in the UK, he has had visiting appointments at universities around the world, including Georgetown University where he was an EU-Fulbright Research Fellow. He has worked extensively with national governments and international & multilateral institutions. Apart from advancing research in international business, Stephen has also played a prominent role in safeguarding the long-term well-being of our subject area. His passion for, and support and guidance of, doctoral students and early career researchers has made a major contribution to the development of the next generation of international business researchers. He has been primary supervisor of 25 successful doctoral researchers. Furthermore, he has been a founding father and strong supporter and friend of the AIB UK & Ireland Chapter.

Programme
Conference Dinner and Social Event

 

Conference Dinner

Date: Friday, 17 April 2014
Venue: Manchester Town Hall

Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Regarded as one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most important Grade 1 listed buildings in England. The building was designed by architect Alfred Waterhouse and was completed in 1877. It contains many grand ceremonial rooms, such as the Great Hall, which is decorated with murals by Ford Madox Brown that illustrate the history of the city.

Manchester Town Hall

Town Hall Panoramas

The evening will commence with a drinks reception in the Town Hall. Delegates will have the chance to explore the Town Hall’s rich architectural, historical, painting, arts and sculptural landmarks. The conference dinner will be served in the splendour of the Great Hall.

To reflect the splendour of the Town Hall, the welcome reception and gala dinner will be framed by a string quartet of the renowned Royal Northern College of Music.

The Town Hall is within easy walking distance from both the conference venue and the conference hotels.

Click on this link to see this map for the Manchester Town Hall location

Social Event

Date: Thursday, 16 April 2014
Venue: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
Website: http://www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk

Following the Welcome Reception, we have organised a social event which will take place at the "Deaf Institute" building, a bohemian and quirky bar hosted in a historic Manchester building on Grosvenor Street, just across the conference venue from 20.00 onwards.



Click on this link to see the map for the Manchester Gay Village

Details as to venue and transportation will be appear shortly.

 

MMU and IB Research

 

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

With a student population of over 37,000, MMU is the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe. With a history dating back 150 years, MMU is a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets MMU apart and gives it its distinct character. MMU is one of the top performing new universities in the UK in terms of its research profile. Its research informs curriculum developments, shapes business and professional practice and influences policy-making, both nationally and internationally. MMU is ranked fourth among research-active new universities in attracting support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

For further information please visit www2.mmu.ac.uk/

 

The Business School

The MMU Business School is the UK’s second largest Business School with approximately 5,000 students.  The School enjoys extensive links with academic institutions worldwide and has been recognised in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise for producing internationally excellent business and management research.  Its research underpins its successful work with local, national and international organisations and continually improves its programmes to develop current and potential business managers. Its research reputation has also helped to shape its doctoral programme, one of the largest in the UK, with nearly 100 students registered for research degrees. The Business School enjoys accreditations with all major professional institutes and its MBA programme is AMBA accredited.

For further information please visit www.business.mmu.ac.uk/

 

Centre for International Business and Innovation (CIBI)

Research in IB is housed in CIBI, an externally recognised centre of expertise in IB and related areas. Established in 2006, it brings together recognised scholars in IB, international political economy and innovation studies. CIBI has a track record of international level research and has strong links with government departments, regional authorities and international organisations, as well as leading academic centres, international business associations and interest groups around the world. It has an extensive research network of global reach. CIBI members hold prestigious executive, advisory and expert positions in learned societies, international organisations and business associations.

CIBI has been commended in the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise and is the only IB centre in the UK to have held simultaneously Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust and Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) fellowship. Recent large-scale international collaborative research projects were funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hans-Böckler-Foundation, United Nations, British Academy, EU 7th Framework Programme, the UK government Department for International Development and Oxfam America Washington DC.

For further information please visit www.business.mmu.ac.uk/cibi/

 

Manchester


Manchester, the UK’s 3rd largest and 3rd most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh, has roots in ancient history is now wonderfully cosmopolitan with its own unique character. Manchester is the birthplace of the industrial revolution, free trade, the computer and the women’s suffrage. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels began to write the Communist Manifesto at Chetham Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

The city has transformed itself from an industrial city dependent on manufacturing to a thriving, modern, knowledge-based city amongst the top ten of European locations for education, science, business and leisure. Manchester is one of the UK’s most diverse and multicultural cities. It is home to an influential music scene, a thriving cultural setting and two world-class football teams. With its welcoming attitude, varied tourist attractions, quality shopping and legendary nightlife, Manchester can offer delegates a vast choice of excursions, partner programmes and pre and post conference tours.

For more information on Manchester please see www.visitmanchester.com;  twitter @visit_mcr;  www.creativetourist.com/manchester/city-centre-manchester/

For a map and list of restaurants and bars in Central Manchester please see….

Manchester Restaurant List (Adobe Acrobat)

Map -Bars and Restaurants (Adobe Acrobat)

As a vibrant modern city, Manchester offers easy reach from within the UK and abroad, with one of the largest airports connecting to all major European cities and beyond. Direct train run every 5 to 10 minutes between the airport and Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. The train journey takes about 15 minutes. Furthermore, Manchester offers convenient and fast train connections to all major UK cities and is well connected to the motorway network.

(see Directions and Maps and www.visitmanchester.com

Moreover, excellent transport links, whether by train, coach or car, offer delegates and their guests a wide choice of day excursions, such as Liverpool, Chester, York, the seaside, the Peak District, the Lake District, North Wales and beyond.

For more information visit www.visitenglandsnorthwest.com

 

Location/Venue

 

The conference venue, conference hotels and the gala dinner at the Town Hall are all located centrally and are all within short walking distance from each other. They are all within easy and convenient reach from Manchester Airport, the main train stations (Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations) and by car.

See Directions and Maps:

The conference is hosted at the new multi-award winning MMU Business School Building.  Designed by recognised sustainable architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, it has been constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainable development currently achievable.

A number of 4*, 3* and budget hotels within close vicinity to the conference venue have been reserved for delegates at special rates

See the Manchester section for more information and links:

Manchester offers easy reach from within the UK and abroad, with one of the largest airports connecting to all major European cities and beyond. Direct train run every 5 to 10 minutes between the airport and Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations. The train journey takes about 15 minutes. Furthermore, Manchester offers convenient and fast train connections to all major UK cities and is well connected to the motorway network.

See Directions and Maps:

The convenient location of the conference venue and conference hotels also means that delegates and their guests are within close vicinity to major tourist attractions, shopping, culture, arts and sporting attractions, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife. Moreover, the close vicinity to the trains stations offers delegates and their guests a wide choice of day excursions, such as Liverpool, York, Chester, the seaside, country estates and parks (e.g. Lyme Park, Tatton Park), the Peak District, the Lake District, North Wales and beyond

See the Manchester section for more information and links:

The brand-new and centrally located conference venue, nearby hotels with special rates reserved for delegates, the close proximity of the gala dinner venue, together with the convenient transport links to and from Manchester, means that delegates and their guests can enjoy a compact and relaxed conference.

Conference Venue:
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6BH
United Kingdom

 

Directions and Maps

 

Manchester Campus - how to find us

Directions by air
Serving over 200 international destinations, Manchester Airport is less than 10 miles away from MMU Business School. Express rail services from the Airport to Manchester city centre run at least every 30 minutes, and the Airport train station is accessible from all terminals. Taxis are available to hire from Terminal 1 with a journey time of around 25 minutes. 
 
A new direct line on the Metrolink tram network, joining Manchester Airport with Manchester city centre, is also set to open in late 2014. More information about this new development can be found here
 
Directions to MMU Business School from Manchester city centre rail and train stations, and by bus and car, are available at  http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/travel/manchester. Here, follow directions for 'south of Manchester' (M56) if you are planning to travel from Manchester Airport to MMU Business School by car.

Postal Address:

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Manchester - City centre car parks

Manchester Car Parks

 

 

 

Pre-conference PLS-SEM Workshop

 

Partial Least Squares Structural Equations Modeling (PLS-SEM) Research Methods Workshop

13-15 April 2015 (Monday-Wednesday)

The University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6PB, UK

For details regarding the workshop, download the pdf here.

 

Exhibitors

All exhibition stands will be located in the North Atrium in the Business School adjacent to the conference information/ registration desk and refreshments.

To book a stand: Includes pop-up stand, table, chair, refreshments and lunches over the two days and gala dinner on Friday 17th April 2015.

Dates for receiving bookings Cost
By 13th March 2015 £299.00
After 13th March 2015 £328.00
Conference dinner for extra person £75.00
Refreshments and Lunches for extra person £50.00

Delegate packs inserts: Please forward all inserts to
Room 5.06
Manchester Metropolitan University
Faculty of Business & Law
Business School and Student Hub
All Saints Campus
Oxford Road
Manchester
M15 6BH
Email: aibuki2015@mmu.ac.uk

To reach the above contact by March 26th Cost
A4, A5 Flyer £100

Subsequent flyers (from the same organisation)

£30 per flyer

For booking, please contact: aibuki2015@mmu.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH
Tel: 0161 247 6097

 

Internal photo of The Business School

Key Dates
Paper Submission opens
27 October 2014
Online conference registration opens
28 November 2014
The deadline for paper submissions to the main conference
29 January 2015
The deadline for submissions for the doctoral colloquium
27 January 2015
Standard registration fee up to and including
26 March 2015
Presenters registration deadline
Friday 13 March 2015
Online registration closes 
26 March 2015