15th Vaasa Conference on International Business

Innovative international business strategies in a digitalized world

August 19-21, 2019, University of Vaasa, Finland

In response to some requests, the deadline of paper submission for the Vaasa IB Conference 2019 has been extended. Extended deadline: June 7, 2019.

NB! Kindly send your paper abstract, hopefully an extended abstract, as soon as possible.

The conference consists of two plenary and about 25 focused sessions related to various fields of international business such as strategy, marketing and human resource management. We especially welcome papers related to: 1) innovations and innovative strategies in IB; 2) use and impact of digitalization in IB; 3) measurement issues and applying longitudinal and mixed methods of analysis, and 4) IB strategies in energy and energy related industries.

An international doctoral tutorial will be organized on August 19th where 25-30 conference board members and other IB faculty members will discuss the doctoral students’ proposals. Best conference and tutorial paper awards will be granted.


We look forward to receiving your submissions soon and to hosting you in Vaasa.

Key dates


April 15, 2019

Submission opens

June  7, 2019

Submission deadline

June 20, 2019

Decision notification

July 20, 2019

Early-bird registration

August 5, 2019

Revised submission deadline

August 19-21, 2019

15th Vaasa IB Conference


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