International Business and Management

Track Chair:
Dr. Irfan Abdullah,
NUST Business School, ([email protected])
Over the last decades, the landscape of international business has changed. Firms irrespective of their size and nationality have changed their strategies and configurations to leverage the global opportunities and address the complexity and volatility of their dynamic international environments. As firms involve in international business or internationalize, they face new
situations that restrict as well as enhance their cross-border expansion, acquiring resources, learning and value creation. Managing and rapidly addressing the complexity and volatility of diverse international settings and locations is a necessary condition for the well-functioning and success of the international firm. Relevant topics for the track include, but are not limited to, internationalization process, international expansion, location strategy, entry/exit modes decisions, outsourcing and offshoring decisions, resource acquisition, learning and knowledge management, the management, coordination, and governance of global value chains, as well as the development of dynamic/resilience capabilities.


Internationalization process; Entry/exit modes (nature and types); Inward-outward connection, International new ventures; Global value chains; Outsourcing; Offshoring; Reshoring; Back shoring; Global strategy; Growth strategies; Competitive strategy; Organizational learning; Knowledge Management, Organizational change and development; Dynamic capabilities