Guidelines Panels

All panel submissions need to comply with the below guidelines.

Guidelines to follow for submission of pannel proposals

Panel sessions serve as discussion forums for issues of contemporary interest to IB scholars.

Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by the panel chair around a common theme.

Panels may have a variety of formats.


Examples include: roundtables with no formal papers, innovative presentations utilizing software or film, key note and discussion with senior scholar(s) not normally involved in EIBA, and professional development workshops.


All panel proposals should be submitted via the submission system (more information to follow) to the “panel proposals” track. We welcome panels in all areas of IB. 

The submission deadline for all proposals is  September 14, 2020.

All proposals should be prepared in Adobe pdf.

Proposals must conform to the guidelines provided below.

Please include

The proposed title of the Panel Session.

The proposed conference track to which the proposal fits.

The organizer(s), contact information and affiliations.

The relevance of the proposed Panel Session to the EIBA 2020 Conference, and the significance of the related contributions (max 1,000 words).

The participants’ contact information, affiliations, presentation/paper titles and short abstracts (max 100 words per abstract). This list should contain at least four people who have confirmed their participation at the Conference.


Panel sessions in which participants come from different universities and countries are encouraged. The acceptance of panels is subject to constraints in terms of the availability of rooms. The proposals will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers who will specifically take into consideration the following criteria:

Relevance: Is the topic of the proposed panel session related to the main themes in International Business and/or the main theme of the EIBA 2020 Conference?

Significance: Does the proposed panel offer value beyond the usual competitive or interactive paper sessions? Does it deal with issues that are interesting but underexplored? Does it propose something new in terms of conceptual or methodological approaches, or does it highlight an issue of considerable managerial or societal significance?

Coherence: Do the presentations for the proposed session address sufficiently related questions or issues, and do they contribute to a coherent panel?

Each panel lasts exactly 90 minutes.