International Business Conference 2019

Small Firm Internationalisation and International Entrepreneurship

23 - 24 May 2019

Expert discussion during the conference with members of the organisational committee and participants of the conference

The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is proud to host the Würzburg International Business Forum’s 2nd International Business Conference (WIBF-IBC). The conference will be held in Würzburg, Germany, between May 23-24, 2019. The conference is designed to bring together current research from the fields of international business, multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, and small and medium sized multinationals with a particular focus on SME internationalisation and international entrepreneurship. In addition, as an extension of the last year’s conference, the topic of international political risk management for multinational companies will also be discussed in a parallel track.

The overall objective is to analyse global patterns and forces, which influence small firm internationalisation, and international entrepreneurship as well as political risk management in today’s fast changing world affairs with regard to - whether small or big in scale - multinational corporations’ foreign operations.

The conference offers an excellent opportunity to meet thought leaders and professionals from around the world to exchange information and ideas on a variety of international business topics. Extended abstracts (minimum 3 pages), full papers and case study presentations are invited. All accepted full papers and extended abstracts will be delivered in the conference, and published in the conference proceedings volume. In addition, some selected papers will be further reviewed and expanded if necessary, and subsequently published in a special volume of an edited book or journal by an internationally recognized publisher.

Impressions of the venue

The conference will have two tracks: The main theme will be on Small Firm Internationalisation and International Entrepreneurship and the side track will be on International Political Risk Management & Multinational Corporations.