Uppsala University main building, photo


As the organizers of the 40th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy (EIBA), we would like to warmly invite you to join us on 11-13 December 2014 at Uppsala University. The theme for the 2014 conference is “The Future of Global Organizing”, and we welcome papers not only on traditional IB topics but also those that address novel ways of organizing international business in the future (see the call for papers for more information).

We offer an inspiring conference in a winter atmosphere, during the light festival of St. Lucia, and with the opportunity to join a lecture by 2014’s Nobel prize winner in Economics.

The Gala Dinner on the Saturday evening will be held in Uppsala castle on a hill bordering the old city centre. Uppsala is located 70 kilometers from Stockholm and 35 km from Stockholm Arlandainternational airport. Several means of transportation take you within 30-50 minutes directly to Uppsala. All conference venues and hotels are in and near the small city centre. We will provide you with the latest news and updates for the conference on these pages.

All enquiries can be addressed to info@eiba2014.org.

Please see the flyer of EIBA2014


Detailed program

The detailed program is available here!

The talk of Jean Tirole, 13 December


Photos from the conference

You can find a few photos from the conference HERE and there are even more photos published on the EIBA website.

Submission of papers

Paper submisison is closed. The deadline for submissions was July 15, 2014.

EIBA 2014 tracks 

  1. Theme track: The Future of Global Organizing
  2. Developments in IB theory and methods, trends and critical approaches
  3. Internationalisation process, SMEs and entrepreneurship
  4. Corporate governance, finance and accounting
  5. International HRM, global leadership, language and cross-cultural management
  6. MNC strategy and organization
  7. International marketing and value chain management
  8. Knowledge management and innovation
  9. MNCs, governments and sustainable development
  10. Teaching international business


Ekonomicum, winter

Conference venues

Uppsala University Main Building (left photo above)
On 11 December, the conference will take place at Uppsala University main building (“Universitetshuset” in Swedish), just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. Its magnificent and spacious foyer with its light cupolas and the Grand Auditorium, which seats about 1800, gives us a good idea of the best of 19th-century Swedish architecture.

Address: Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala

Ekonomikum, Center of Economic Studies (right photo above)
On 12-13 December, the venue is Ekonomikum, a multidisciplinary centre bringing together research and education in economics, social and economic geography, and information science.

Address: Kyrkogårdsg. 10, 753 13 Uppsala

15 May, 2014: Paper submission opens
15 July, 2014: Paper submission deadline
15 August, 2014: Registration opens
1 September, 2014: Deadline for both doctoral events
15 September, 2014: Notification of acceptence for submitted papers
22 October, 2014: Deadline for registration for authors with accepted papers, and deadline for early bird fee
11-13 December, 2014: Conference in Uppsala


Program in short

  • Thursday December 11: Opening,  The 28th John H. Dunning Doctoral Tutorial and the 3rd EIBA Doctoral Symposium, Welcome reception.
  • Friday December 12: Plenary and parallel sessions
  • Saturday December 13: Plenary and parallel sessions