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EIBA GOES DIGITAL
The sudden emergence of Covid-19 instantly changed the landscape of business (and conferences) around the world. Some of the features that characterize the business environment in the pandemic era include increasing uncertainty and complexity, the increasing importance of digital connectivity, changes in the international labor markets, or emerging geopolitical tensions. We already see first consequences on the firm-level, such as the resilience of GVCs becoming a leitmotif of international configuration and reconfiguration of MNEs’ activities, political discussions about regionalization and de-globalization, reshoring, and back-shoring strategies, to name just a few. With travelling often impossible and almost always limited, urgent calls for citizens to return to their home-countries, expatriates and management-teams of MNEs also had to adjust their way of doing business and living. The current situation also has substantial impact on how we work and live as academics. The EIBA online conference 2020 is dedicated to discussing the trends, the challenges, and the new normal in the international economic, technological, and social environment, as well as implications for MNEs and MNE employees.
Conference co-chairs Lucia Piscitello and Jonas Puck, as well as program chair Thomas Lindner and social chair Kristin Brandl warmly invite you to join us on December 10-12 for the first fully digital EIBA conference themed "International Business in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Era"
Institute for international Business
The Institute for International Business (IIB) at WU Vienna is one of the largest groups with a focus on International Business in Europe, delivering thought-leading research, insightful teaching, and valuable services for the business community.