Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Special Issue Call for Papers:
The Who, Where, What, How and When of Market Entry

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2016

·      Gideon Markman, Colorado State University, USA (
·      Peter Gianiodis, Clemson University, USA (
·      G. Tyge Payne, Texas Tech University, USA (
·      Eric Gedajlovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada (
·      Reddi Kotha, Singapore Management University, Singapore (
·      Christopher Tucci, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland (
·      JMS General Editor: Igor Filatotchev, Cass Business School (

Entry decisions are complex and the reversibility of resource deployment—especially in the face of failed entry—can be quite costly.  For de novo entrants, entry choices are particularly consequential as they often signify a startup’s first competitive encounter with incumbent firms and failed entry often ends in disbandment. De alio (diversifying) entrants also face significant challenges because entry is an uncertain process—not a short-term event—requiring internal changes and exposing entrants to unfamiliar contingencies. In addition, entry into new geographical areas, including through M&A and joint ventures, add another layer of complexity.

Though research on entry is extensive, Zachary and his colleagues (2015) who reviewed 25 years of entry research starting with Lieberman and Montgomery’s seminal work on first mover advantage (1988), warn that theory development on market entry is urgently needed.  Casting a wider net than previous work on market entry, which has primarily taken an industry view and focused mainly on entrant-incumbent dyads, we seek more expansive research and theory addressing a wider set of antecedents, contingencies, and consequences.  Several avenues seem particularly salient; for example, we do not know how stringent sustainability standards, genuine social and environmental commitment and deep ethical principles influence entry processes and subsequent market dynamics or industry structure.  Similarly, under what conditions might social entrepreneurs outmaneuver de alio entrants and how does their ideology influence incumbents’ behavior (Markman, Waldron & Panagopoulos, 2016)?  Further, ample evidence shows that most entry via acquisition is value destroying, so a deeper examination of why M&A-type entry remains so prevelant, especially cross-border acquisitions, is in order.  Additionally, what is the role of human capital in entry and how do firm capabilities influence post-entry survival and long-term success? 

Such a spectrum of questions suggests that the conceptual scope and empirical complexities related to entry antecedents, processes and outcomes are remarkably diverse.  Extending Zachary and his colleagues’ (2015) effort to map the core forces of entry, this Special Issue seeks scholarly research—empirical expansions, theory development, and case studies—on the who, where, what, how, and when of market entry (Figure 1).  We are interested in integrative, cross-disciplinary work, and investigations of the conditions, contexts, antecedents, and processes related to pre- and post-market entry, as well as entry dynamics.  Naturally, JMS seek theory-expanding studies so we encourage manuscripts that clearly advance or develop theory, for example, studies that offer a more holistic, causally integrative, and revelatory understanding of entry.

Figure 1: The Five Contingencies of Entry (Adapted from Zachary et al, 2015)

This Special Issue calls for scholarship that is less concerned about disciplinary boundaries and more inspired to develop foundational knowledge that sheds light on big, unexplored questions related to market entry.  A suggestive, but not exhaustive list of relevant research questions and topics includes:

·      What are the most useful conceptual models and empirical analyses of the antecedents, consequences, and contingencies associated with the processes of entry?
·      How do the cognitive biases and decision heuristics of entrepreneurs and executives influence which opportunities related to market entry are discovered and how are they evaluated and exploited?
·      What role do stakeholders, ecosystems, and networks play in entry processes?
·      How do emotional and cognitive processes such as passion, perseverance, or escalation of commitment influence the process of market entry?
·      How do innovations, including business model and disruptive innovations, influence entry?
·      What roles do human resource practices play in the development and implementation of entry?
·      Does de novo entry require different resource configurations than de alio entry? How and why do these differences matter? Does this change depend upon entry context?
·      How does entry strategy differ when startups are not constituted as vehicles of private wealth accumulation, but are owned by communities of members or governments?
·      How do social entrepreneurs and cause-based ventures enter markets that are dominated by established firms? What types of competitive responses occur contingent upon the portfolio make-up of firms and non-firms within the market?
·      In the case of imminent failure, how might an entrant effectively reverse its entry course?
·      What antecedents, consequences, and contingencies predict “re-entry” into a market that was previously abandoned? To what extent does “re-entry” differ across a diverse set of entry types as compared to initial entry?
·      How can research from other disciplines, for example, supply chain management, finance, accounting, governance, marketing, public policy, and/or sociology—expand theory in the areas of market entry?
·      How do the interactions between a firm’s governance and its entry strategies affect performance and other outcomes?

The entire team of the guest editors welcomes inquiries related to proposed topics. 
Papers will be reviewed following the JMS double-blind review process.
Papers should be prepared using the JMS Guidelines and should be submitted by December 1st, 2016 to

The JMS Guidelines:

To help authors advance their manuscripts, a Special Issue Workshop will be held in May 2017 in Denver, Colorado.  Authors of R&R manuscripts will be invited to present their papers and react to their colleague’s papers during the workshop, but presentation at the workshop does not guarantee acceptance of the paper for publication in JMS. Attending the workshop is not a precondition for acceptance into the Special Issue.

Lieberman, M.B. and Montgomery, D.B. (1988). ‘First-mover advantages’. Strategic Management Journal, 9, 41-58.
Markman, G.D., Waldron, T.L. and Panagopoulos, A. (2016). ‘Organizational hostility: Why and how nonmarket players compete with firms’.  Academy of Management Perspectives, 30, 74-92.
Zachary, M.A., Gianiodis, P.T., Payne, T. and Markman, G.D. (2015). ‘Entry timing: Enduring lessons and future directions’.  Journal of Management, 41, 1388-1415.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

1th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference

11th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference

Global and Cross-Cultural Organizational Research

Sponsors: Hofstede Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS), Maastricht University;
Department of Management, The Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS)

PhD workshop/conference contains lectures and discussion sessions on:

·         Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

·         Cross Cultural Research Origins: Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Psychology

·         Early Comparative Organizational Analysis

·         Culture’s Consequences (with Geert Hofstede)

·         Recent Comparative Organizational Research

·         Methodology in Comparative Organizational Study

·         Controversies about Cultural Boundaries

·         Participant Presentations

Guest Lecturers:

Geert Hofstede, Michael Minkov, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk


Mark F. Peterson and Mikael S√łndergaard

Dates and Location:

Sunday, May 29th – Friday, June 3rd 2016

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Application and Fee

Please apply before April 1, 2016 to Mikael Soendergaard; e-mail: The fee of 500 euros covers instructional expenses and lunches. Inexpensive student accommodation is available.

Recommended ECTS Credits: 5

11th PhD and Post-Doc Workshop and Conference on
Global and Cross-Cultural Organizational Research
Maastricht, May 29 – June 3, 2016
The Workshop and Conference is designed for business, public administration, and social science Ph.D. students doing culture-related research, and for recent Ph.D. graduates who hold post-doctoral appointments doing such research. Applications from others will be considered based on available space. Please provide the information requested below in order for the coordinators to evaluate eligibility.
HIGHEST ACADEMIC DEGREE (Date, University, Field):
DATE OF PHD ENROLMENT (month/year): 
Participants agree to arrive in time for the reception on Sunday, May 29 and to attend all morning and afternoon sessions through the end of the program on Friday, June 3.
WORKSHOP FEE € 500 to be paid in cash during registration. Fee includes welcome reception, Thursday night conference dinner, and lunches.
Special diet requirements (conference dinner)
Please attach a CV (max. ½ page) and a description of your doctoral/post-doctoral research (max. 500 words)
Please complete this form and email it with all supporting documents before April 1, 2016 to:
Prof. Mikael Soendergaard; e-mail:
Applicants will be notified about the acceptance decision by April 8, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Call for Papers on Leadership and Organizational Development in Africa - African Journal of Economics and Management Studies

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


                                                                                                                                                                   Confident in Africa’s Future


11th to 14th May 2016, Arusha, Tanzania

 Organized by
International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) and Logistics by Shades of Green Congresses

Hosted by
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology


The annual conferences of the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) are open to scholars, professionals, and graduate students of any nationality who are interested or actively engaged in the research and performance or administration of business and economic development issues as they relate to Africa.  These conferences aim at facilitating multidisciplinary research on Africa’s related issues, stimulating collaborations between Africa based researchers and their counterparts around the world, broadening and deepening global understanding of the various challenges facing African business and development, as well as advancing alternative solutions to Africa’s business and development challenges.
Conference Theme: "Good Governance and Business Policies towards Sustainable African Business and Development."

The 2016 conference focuses on the contributions attributed to good governance and good business policies and how these may stimulate new investments, economic growth and sustainable business and development in Africa. You are therefore invited to submit any original theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and managerial contributions that address the conference theme as well as other related areas of business and development. All papers, abstracts, and proposals for special sessions should be submitted electronically to the IAABD submission portal in Microsoft Word by February 15, 2016.  

Submission of Manuscripts

  1. Papers, abstracts, and proposals for special sessions should be submitted electronically to the IAABD submission portal in Microsoft Word by February 15, 2016 for full papers; March 15, 2016 for Abstracts and special sessions.

  1. Full papers should not be longer than 10 single-spaced pages (Times New Roman, font 11), including the title, tables, figures, appendices, references, and other illustrative materials.

  1. All papers should have an Abstract (maximum of 200 words), as well as an Introduction. Each paper should indicate the title of the paper, author(s) names and institutional affiliation, and email addresses.

  1. Use single column, one-inch margins (1”) all-round: Top, bottom, left, and right. References and citations should be prepared in accordance with APA Publication Manual 5th Edition.

  1. View previous papers at Past IAABD Conferences (open hyperlink) for presentation illustrations. All full papers will be peer reviewed and selected papers will be included on the Proceedings CD and considered for the Conference Best Paper Awards.

  1. A paper template is attached ON PAGE 6 to make your paper ready for publishing in the IAABD Conference Proceedings (open hyperlink).

Authors are also invited to submit extended abstracts of their research-in-progress for exclusive presentation. The abstracts prepared in Microsoft Word should not exceed two pages and should strictly follow the formatting in point 4 above.

People interested in organizing a special session should prepare a description of its overall purpose and include the abstracts of the different contributions. A special session should have either 3 or 6 contributions. In addition, proposals must state the purpose, format and names of contributors. All special session proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Track.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit their papers to the Track Graduate Student Paper. This track will provide graduate students with the opportunity to share their work with their current and future colleagues. Also, Conference attendance will provide participating students with the opportunity to network with many of today’s leading scholars.

Graduate students papers will be considered for Graduate student best paper awards.

NOTE: Full papers, abstracts, and special session proposals should be submitted directly to the 2016 conference submission portal. Authors who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their papers should contact the Program Chair: Emmanuel Cleeve at

Final revised papers/abstracts should be sent back to the Track Chairs who will forward them to the Proceedings co-editors at

2016 IAABD Conference Tracks and Chairs

Track 1: Accounting, Finance, and Investment (Pat Obi, Purdue University Calumet, USA.  Email:

Track 2: International Aid, Economic Policies and Strategies (Jacob Musila, Athabasca University, Canada.  Email:

Track 3: Entrepreneurship, Small Business and the Informal Sector (Norma Juma, Washburn University, USA.  Email:

Track 4: Exporting, Internationalization and Foreign Direct Investment (Frederick Mmieh, Brunel University, UK. Email:

Track 5: Public Policy and Health Care Management (M. Femi Ayadi, University of Houston, USA.  Email:

Track 6: Human Resources, Management and Organization (Moses Acquaah, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.  Email:

Track 7:  Sustainability, Business Ethics, Law and Social Responsibility (Judy N. Muthuri, Nottingham University Business School, UK.  Email:

Track 8: Marketing and Consumer Behavior (Aihie Osarenkhoe, University of Gavle, Sweden. Email:

Track 9: Operations and Logistics/Supply Chain/Project Management (P D Rwelamila, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa.  Email:

Track 10: Graduate Student Paper (Simon P. Sigue, Athabasca University, Canada.  Email:

Track 11: Research Methods (Kofi Q. Dadzie, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.  Email:

Track 12: Special Sessions (Zelealem Yiheyis, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA.  Email:

Registration Information

Registration fees below include a $60 annual IAABD membership fee for participants outside Africa and a $30 annual IAABD membership fee for participants based in Africa. Also included are a single paper in the proceedings, breakfasts, coffee breaks, and receptions. Authors with multiple papers will pay $120 for each additional paper to be included in the proceedings.

Registration fees (U.S. dollars)

Based in Africa
Outside Africa

April 10, 2016
After April 10, 2016
$ 462
Optional for all delegates
A Day Excursion will be organized and announced closer to the conference date

Optional Accompanying Person
Each breakfast
$ 10
Each lunch
$ 20
Each evening reception
$ 30
Awards banquet
$ 30

The registration fees and all other fees MUST be paid either by Paypal, US check, Wire transfer or Cash, if payment is made in Arusha.  Early registration means that one must have completed the registration form and made payment before April 10, 2016.
For conference registration, please go For inquiry on membership fees and conference registration fees, please contact VP for Finance and Treasurer: O. Felix Ayadi at
For OTHER OR UNRESOLVED MATTERS: Please contact Program Chair, Emmanuel Cleeve,

Important Dates
Full papers and special session submissions
February 15, 2016
Notification of acceptance
March 6, 2016
Abstract submission
March 15, 2016
Early registration fee payment
April 10, 2016
Final Payment of registration fee
Final submission of revised Full Paper and Abstract to be included in program and proceedings/Book of Abstracts (Registration fee MUST be paid to have your paper/abstract in proceedings /program)

April 20, 2016

Conference Key Contacts:
Conference Co-chairs:   Liliane Pasape:
                                            Gadi Mbuya:
Program Chair:                Emmanuel Cleeve:
Proceedings Co-Editors:                      Anita Spring & P D Rwelamila:

Conference Organizing Committee:
Dr. Liliane Pasape – Chair, School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Dr. Bukaza Chachage - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Prof. Raymond Mosha - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Mr. Karimu Meshack – Communication Department, NM-AIST
Dr. Eliamani Laltaika - School of Business Studies and Humanities, NM-AIST
Mr. Willy Lyimo – Tanzania Tourist Board
Mr. James Jackman – Shades of Green Congresses, International taskforce Australia
Mr. Gadi Mbuya - Shades of Green Congresses – Conference Secretariat
Ms. Hilda Nyangi - Business School University of Arusha
Ms. Grace Buri – East African Business Council
Mr. Msuke Mtoka - East African Business Council
Emmanuel Cleeve - IAABD Program Chair
Anita Spring - The IAABD Proceedings Co-Editor
P D Rwelamila - The IAABD Proceedings Co-Editor

NOTE: Further information on accommodation and logistics will be posted on the IAABD Conference webpages as it becomes available.


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Author: First Name Last Name
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Abstract (200 words)
Key Words:
Theoretical and Empirical Literature Review (or whatever)
Methodology and Sources of Data (or whatever)
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Source: xxxx (date)
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*Sig. Level=xxxxx
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