We are happy to announce that the Symposium “Just Another Type of ‘Country Risk’: International Business in Hostile Environments” organized by our network members Benjamin Bader and Tassilo Schuster has been selected one of the five finalists for the Emerald Best Symposium Award 2015 that will be presented during the AOM 75th Annual Meeting in Vancouver.
The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the international development of the AOM. It was nominated by the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) division selecting from all accepted proposals by evaluating, among others, collaboration between and among scholars from different countries in design and organization of the symposium, as well as non-traditional topics and methods that are important in other countries’ research traditions.
With the panelists Michael Dickmann (Cranfield University, UK), Jennifer Oetzel (American University, USA), Chang Hoon Oh (Simon Frasier University, Canada), and our network members Benjamin Bader (Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany), and Tassilo Schuster (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), the symposium will benefit from different disciplinary perspectives and thus provide a profound and theoretically grounded approach to an important topic. Panelists will birefly present their points on three country-risk related questions before most of the time will be used for a discussion involving the audience. Finally, it will be evaluated, if business can serve as a means of reducing risk and/or producing positive peace and stability.
The award winner will be announced during the Carolyn Dexter Award receptionon August 9, 2015 in Vancouver.