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Journal of International Business Studies
Palgrave Macmillan UK

Journal of International Business Studies

Editor-in-Chief: Alain Verbeke
Managing Editor: Anne Hoekman

ISSN: 0047-2506 (print version)
ISSN: 1478-6990 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41267

Palgrave Macmillan UK

Calls for Papers

The following special issues have been announced by the JIBS Editorial Team. We welcome your submissions and encourage authors interested in submitting to a special issue to discuss their submissions with the special issue editors in advance.

Submissions for all special issues will be managed through the journal’s centralized submission system – please do not email your submission to the editors.

Current Calls 

Call for Papers: Making Dynamic Capabilities Actionable for International Business

JIBS has issued a call for papers for a new special issue on "Making Dynamic Capabilities Actionable for International Business", with a submission deadline of December 23, 2017. The full Call for Papers can be downloaded here

Past Calls 

Applying and Advancing Internalization Theory: Explaining the Existence of the Multinational Enterprise in the 21st Century

JIBS has issued a call for papers for a new special issue on "Applying and Advancing Internalization Theory", with a submission deadline of June 1st, 2017. The full Call for Papers can be downloaded here

Making Connections: Social Networks in International Business

Editors: Ilya Cuypers, Gokhan Ertug, Martin Kilduff, Akbar (Aks) Zaheer, John Cantwell
Submission deadline: October 10, 2016

The Role of Financial and Legal Institutions in International Corporate Governance

Editors: Douglas Cumming, Igor Filatotchev, April Knill, Lemma Senbet, David Reeb

Zoom In, Zoom Out, and Beyond: Locational Boundaries in International Business

Editors: Ron Boschma, Shige Makino, Gongming Qian, Xufei Ma, Lee Li, Ram Mudambi

The Creation and Capture of Entrepreneurial Opportunities Across National Borders

Editors: Gary Knight, Peter Liesch, Lianxi Zhou, Rebecca Reuber

International Business Responses to Institutional Voids

Editors: Jonathan Doh, Suzana Rodrigues, Ayse Saka-Helmhout, Mona Makhija

Widening the Lens: Rethinking Distance, Diversity, and Foreignness in International Business Research Through Positive Organizational Scholarship

Editors: Günter K. Stahl, Rosalie L. Tung, Tatiana Kostova and Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

What Is Culture and How Do We Measure It?

Editors: Timothy M. Devinney, Bradley L. Kirkman, Dan V. Caprar, and Paula Caligiuri

Internationalization in the Information Age

Editors: Juan Alcacer, John Cantwell, Giovanni Dosi, Sergio Mariotti, and Lucia Piscitello

Governments as Owners: Globalizing State Owned Enterprises

Editors: Kannan Ramaswamy, Andrew Inkpen, Aldo Mussachio, and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

The Multifaceted Role of Language in International Business: Unpacking the Forms, Functions and Features of a Critical Challenge to MNC Theory and Performance

Editors: Mary Yoko Brannen, Rebecca Piekkari, and Susanne Tietze

Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in International Business: Integrative Knowledge and Transformative Theories

Editors: Joseph L. C. Cheng, Julian Birkinshaw, Donald Lessard, and David C. Thomas

The Multinational in Geographic Space

Editors: Ulf Andersson, Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Ram Mudambi, and Srilata Zaheer

Multilevel Empirical Research in International Business

Editors: Jean-Luc Arregle, Shige Makino, Xavier Martin, Mark F. Peterson, and Anand Swaminathan

Global Economic Crises and International Business

Editors: Lemma W. Senbet, Alain Verbeke, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, and Srilata A. Zaheer

Qualitative Research in International Business

Editors: Julian Birkinshaw, Mary Yoko Brannen, and Rosalie Tung

Conflict, Security and Political Risk

Editors: Edward D. Mansfield, Mary Ann Von Glinow, and Witold Henisz

Asia and Global Business in the 21st Century

Editors: Rabi Bhagat, Mike Peng, and Sea-Jin Chang

The JIBS40/AIB50 Anniversary Issue

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    The top-ranked journal in the field of international business, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology, publishing content from across the the six sub-domains of international business studies:

    (1) the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of multinational enterprises; (2) interactions between multinational enterprises and other actors, organizations, institutions, and markets; (3) the cross-border activities of firms (e.g., intrafirm trade, finance, investment, technology transfers, offshore services); (4) how the international environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of firms; (5) the international dimensions of organizational forms (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions) and activities (e.g., entrepreneurship, knowledge-based competition, corporate governance); and (6) cross-country comparative studies of businesses, business processes and organizational behavior in different countries and environments.

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