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), authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journal.


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.





Submission deadline
March 31, 2020

Notification of review results
April 15, 2020

Registration deadline
May 10, 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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