Announcement on COVID-19: VSIB2020 Conference POSTPONED! 


Dear Colleagues, 

After careful consideration and discussions of the risk and uncertainty related to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Organizers of VSIB 2020 have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's VSIB Symposium, originally scheduled on June 11-12, 2020 to June 2021. While Vietnam already removed the social distancing and isolation measures nearly one month ago, international travels are expected to be still complicated given the situations in other countries. Many colleagues could not join the virtual meetings due to time zone differences and their universities’ specific rules.  

Given these unforeseen circumstances, this decision is mostly motivated by the VSIB organizers' strong commitment to ensure the safety and welfare of all participants from around the world. We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep appreciation for your interest in and support for the VSIB 2020 and will update you about the details of next year's conference at a later stage. 

While the conference is postponed, we continue our publication plan as expected.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at or the organizers at . 

Thank you very much again for your continued support!    

Best regards, 

Tuan Luong, on behalf of the organizers



The Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and the Banking University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (BUH) are pleased to announce the 2nd Vietnam Symposium in International Business (VSIB-2020), which will take place on 11-12 June 2020 in Vietnam. This event benefits from the support of De Montfort University and the Emerging Markets Society.  

The VSIB conference is broadly intended to provide a platform for academics, practitioners, researchers and policymakers from various fields to exchange knowledge and evolutions of disciplines related to international trade policy, the impacts of globalisation, the experience of countries at different level of development and the interaction of different countries, different institutions in the global context. Participants will also have an excellent opportunity for presenting new researches, exchanging information and discussing current issues of international economics, business and finance.

The scientific and organizing committees welcome submissions in all areas of international economics, business and finance as well as their interfaces. The following topics, but not limited to, are particularly welcome: Climate Policy and Trade; Cross-border Activities of Firms; Economic and Financial Integration; Globalization and Business Environment; Global Value Chain; International Capital Flows; International Corporate Governance; Social Responsibility and Sustainability; Supply Chain Management; Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Trade Network and Spillover Effects; Trade, Growth and Investment.


Ajai S. Gaur, Professor of Strategic Management and International Business, Rutgers Business School, United States & Editor-in-Chief of Journal of World Business


Ajai is a Professor of Strategic Management and International Business and Vice-Chair in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick, with an additional appointment in the Division of Global Affairs, Rutgers University. He is serving as the Editor-in-Chief at the Journal of World Business and a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies.

Ajai is working on understanding the strategic adaptation of emerging economy firms during institutional transition. This line of work focuses on the interplay between internal governance structure and external governance environment and its effect on firm strategies and performance. Ajai has also worked on issues related to institutional distance between different governance environments, MNCs' ownership strategies, staffing strategies and entry mode choice in international investments. Empirically, he has examined firms based in Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, UK and USA.

Some of his research has appeared in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Management International Review.


Authors of accepted papers for presentation at VSIB2020 are encouraged to submit their work to the Special Issue of Journal of Asia Business Studies on the topic "Managing Uncertainty: Firm Strategy and Structure". See Call for Papers for more information.


In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editor-in-Chief of Research in International Business and Finance (IF: 1.467) and International Journal of Emerging Markets (IF: 2.067), authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journal.

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 Interested authors are also invited to submit their papers for publications in a Springer book "Advances in International Business and SMEs Finance", part of the "Contributions to Management Science" Series (Scopus Indexed) under the editorship of Dr. Dao Ha, Dr. Tuan Luong, Dr. Duc Khuong Nguyen, and Dr. Dung Tran.





Extended Submission deadline
April 25, 2020

Notification of review results
May 5, 2020

Registration deadline
May 25, 2020

Conference event
June 11-12, 2020



  • Gene Grossman, Jacob Viner Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University, United States
  • Duc Khuong Nguyen, Professor of Finance, IPAG Business School, France & Indiana University, United States
  • Edward Cartwright, Professor of Economics, De Montfort University, United Kingdom




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