In commemoration of its 20th anniversary this year, Women in the Academy of International Business (WAIB) launched a special event series. This online conference was the second event in this planned sequence. If you are an AIB member you can watch the recording of this online conference here. You will need to log in with your member login details.
Theme: New Frontiers of Gender Research in International Business
Time: May 14, 2021 6pm New York/EST, 10pm GMT, 6am Shanghai/CST
Registration Deadline: May 10, 2021
About This Event: Among the top goals of the United Nation’s 2020 Sustainable Development Goals is the pursuit of gender equality. The UN’s 2020 report noted that worldwide, more girls are attending school, and more women are achieving leadership positions in government, but many challenges remain. In particular, there are concerns about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on female participation in the labor force, and possible regression of gender equality around the world. Gender issues, therefore, remain an important area of international business (IB) leadership. Moreover, MNEs are now operating subsidiaries in an increasing number of locations, opening their operations to a wider range of cultural norms than ever before, and many of these norms relate to the role of women and culturally accepted gender roles. Additionally, issues of gender other than the male/female dichotomy have increased in visibility in recent years, including LGBTQ issues, transgender awareness in international organizations, and changing norms regarding masculinity and the role of men in the modern economy. Thus, a deeper understanding of the impact of gender on IB activity and the role of gender in international management is imperative for the field of international business.
WAIB therefore is holding a half-day conference to investigate gender issues in IB and encourage greater research on gender in the field of IB. There is no registration fee to attend, but AIB membership is required. The half day online conference will be held online on May 14, 2021 6:00PM-10PM East Coast Time. The format of the conference will be an editor panel discussing research themes and publication advice, one session of research papers on gender and IB, presented in a seminar style, and a virtual networking/social event.
Editor Panel Participants:
- Ram Mudambi, Frank M. Speakman Professor of Strategy, Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University
Co-editor in chief Global Strategy Journal
- Shlomo Tarba, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Co-editor British Journal of Management
- Bill Newburry, Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, Florida International University
Associate Editor AIB Insights
- Angela Knox, The University of Sydney Business School
Editor Work, Employment, and Society
- Rudolf Sinkovics, University of Auckland
Co-editor, Critical Perspectives on International Business