The Center for Emerging Markets is co-sponsoring this year's Frontiers in International Business Conference, organized by the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and also co-sponsored by the Academy of International BusinessVillanova University; and University of Groningen. The event will be held 20 – 22 October in Charleston, South Carolina, USA and the program will be organized around the common theme, “Multinational Companies and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains.”

The objective of the conference is to strengthen the role of IB scholarship in studying MNCs' social and environmental impacts in global supply chains. We look for cutting edge scholarly contributions that offer novel theoretical insights and practical understandings. We recognize the importance of methodological diversity and a multidisciplinary approach, and hope to engage with ongoing research in a number of related fields including business ethics, corporate governance, strategy, supply chain management, development studies, labor and employment relations, political science, and economic geography.

Where Can I Get More Information?

For the most up-to-date information on this year's Frontiers in International Business Conference, please visit the event website.

For questions regarding the academic program, please contact conference chairs Tatiana Kostova ( or Valentina Marano ( For questions on conference housing and logistics, contact Tina Poindexter (