1 - 2 September 2022, in Bangkok

Small Firm Internationalisation and International Entrepreneurship
‘Managing Sustainable Innovation’


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The University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt is proud to announce that the Würzburg International Business Forum’s 5th International Business Conference (WIBF-IBC) will be hosted by Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon (RMUTP). The conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand between September 1-2, 2022 with the partnership of RMUTP, the Doğuş University the Global Alliance SME Research & Cooperation (GASMERC), IHK Mainfranken, and the Transnational Corporations Council of Studies (TNCCS).

The conference is designed to bring together outcome of current research from the fields of SME internationalisation and international entrepreneurship with a special focus on managing sustainable innovation.

The overall objective of the conference is to analyse global patterns and forces, which influence small firm internationalisation, and international entrepreneurship as well as sustainable innovation management with regard to small 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 published in the conference proceedings volume in an electronic book with an ISBN number by the Würzburg International Business Press.


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 Bangkok” 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 Bangkok by paying the additional amount (only the difference) if they then prefer and are able to travel to Bangkok 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