23 - 24 September 2021

Small Firm Internationalisation and International Entrepreneurship in Times of Crises


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The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is proud to host the Würzburg International Business Forum’s 4th International Business Conference (WIBF-IBC). The conference will be held in Würzburg, Germany, between September 23-24, 2021 with the partnership of the Global Alliance SME Research & Cooperation (GASMERC), Dogus University, Manisa Celal Bayar University, and the Transnational Corporations Council of Studies (TNCCS).

The conference is designed to bring together outcome of current research from the fields of international business, multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, and small and medium sized multinationals with a focus on SME internationalisation and international entrepreneurship in times of crises as the current days.

The overall objective of the conference is to analyse global patterns and forces, which influence small firm internationalisation, and international entrepreneurship as well as crisis management under the current conditions mainly caused by the Covid19 pandemic 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 will be published in the conference proceedings volume in electronic and printed formats with eISBN and also ISBN numbers.
In addition, some selected papers would be also published in a Special Issue of the Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) after further development and the Journal's usual review process. TNCR, a SCOPUS indexed journal, is regularly published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). (For detailed information about the journal: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rncr20/current)

Due to the Coronovirus Pandemic, the conference will be a hybrid event. In other words, the conference will be partly “face-to-face in Würzburg” and partly “online”. Therefore, depending on your preference or the changing external conditions imposed you can consider both options. (To this end, the participation fees are adjusted accordingly - please see the Fees, Registration and Payment page. Those participants who initially pay online fees can later change their participation type to physical conference participation in Würzburg by paying the additional amount (only the difference) if they then prefer and are able to travel to Würzburg on the actual dates).

WIBF - Impressions

Expert discussion during the conference with members of the organisational committee and participants of the conference
Impressions of the venue
Audience of the conference
Audience of the conference
Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon giving his speech 2018
Impressions of the venue
Impressions of the panel discussion
Panel discussion with (from left) Prof. Dr. Sencer Imer, Professor Dr. Harald Bolsinger, Professor Dr. Rainer Wehner, Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon, Professor Dr. Emin Akcaoglu