13th Annual Euromed Academy of Business (ΕΜΑΒ) Conference
Journal of Business Research Special Issue workshop:

Extending the Resource and Knowledge Based View:
Insights from New Contexts of Analysis

JBR Special Issue Paper Development Workshop

Palermo, Sicily, Italy

September 16-18, 2020

Link to the CFPs: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-business-research/call-for-papers/extending-the-resource-and-knowledge-based-view?fbclid=IwAR1iEcxdzvgTRQWwXk30tP_mgNvLTvweeDtfTSEATobOaveYzjUO4eGqBTY

Link to the conference website: http://emrbi2020.com/


Submission Deadline: March 31st, 2020

The Journal of Business Research (JBR) Special Issue Paper Development Workshop (PDW) will be held in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, as part of the conference program for the Euromed Academy of Business (ΕΜΑΒ) annual Conference meetings. The JBR PDW is organized by Prof. Vijay Pereira (JBR Associate Editor and Special Issue Guest Editor) and Prof. Demetris Vrontis (IMR Associate Editor and JBR Special Issue Guest Editor).

The purpose of the PDW is to introduce the topic and importance of theorization within research, specifically, in this case, the topic of Resource and Knowledge Based View (RBV and KBV) to both junior and senior scholars and provide them with developmental feedback on their current papers and research on the topic. While we hope that many of these papers will eventually be submitted to JBR Special Issue, the purpose of the PDW is broader: to improve the quality of papers in RBV and KBV research and to solicit fresh and new ideas from scholars successfully through theorization. We invite original papers from scholars whose papers extends by utilizing or applying the RBV and / or KBV as a theoretical lens in new contexts and analysis. In particular, we hope to attract papers from scholars who are developing and basing their papers on a particular theoretical lens for the first time (although not mandatory).

The PDW is open to all conference participants. It will be structured to provide extensive feedback to authors whose research papers have been accepted by the workshop organizers and to educate conference participants on how to develop the theories of RBV and/or KBV. The program will have four components. First, a 30-minutes introductory session led by Prof. Vijay Pereira, who will introduce to participants and conference audience the Journal and the JBR Special Issue Workshop,

and address various topics relevant to the manuscript review process for authors seeking to publish a paper in JBR or other outlets in the business field. Second, a 120-minutes seminar session led by both Professor Pereira and Professor Vrontis, who will explain to the participants the process and the various components of how a theory based paper is developed. Third, during a 125-minutes (depending on the number of submitted and accepted papers to the PDW) session, the author(s) of each participating paper will have a 15-minute presentation, followed by a 10 minutes discussion with the Conference Chairs. The main focus will be on how to improve the papers discussed, so as to increase the probability of them been accepted for publication in the IMR SI. The workshop and presentation will take place on Friday September 18th 2020.

Only a limited number of manuscripts will be accepted for the PDW. Participants will be invited based on the quality and potential intellectual contribution of their submitted work. Papers should be submitted through the 13th Euromed Academy of Business Conference Submission System located at http://emrbi2020.com/ and indicate in their title manuscript submission the following reference ID: JBR-PDW. Following successful online submission you should also send your manuscript by email to [email protected] and [email protected]. Please note that each applicant should submit only one paper or abstract.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Submitted abstracts should be no more than 3 A4 pages in length, whereas papers must be less than 9,000 words.

Please note that authors will need to register for the 13th Euromed Academy of Business Conference in order to participate in the JBR PDW. Attending the conference and/or submitting a manuscript to JBR for publication consideration in the special issue are independent activities; authors are welcome to engage in one or both of these activities.

Please address any questions to: Professor Vijay Pereira ([email protected]) and Professor Demetris Vrontis ([email protected]).

Associate Professor Vijay Pereira

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

Elected Vice President, Academy of International Business (AIB), Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Associate Editor, Journal of Business Research

Professor Demetris Vrontis  

Executive Dean, University of Nicosia

President, EuroMed Academy of Business

Editor-in-Chief, EuroMed Journal of Business

Associate Editor, International Marketing Review

Guest Editor, Journal of Business Research