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Emerging themes in international business research

Published on Oct 1, 2008in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
· DOI :10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400412
David A. Griffith44
Estimated H-index: 44
(Saint Petersburg State University),
Salih Tamer Cavusgil1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Saint Petersburg State University),
Shichun Xu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(College of Business Administration)
Abstract
This study is motivated by two research questions: (1) Which recent contributions have been driving the research agenda in international business? (2) Which emerging themes in the literature are likely to set the stage for future work? To examine these questions, the study examined scholarly work in international business over the time period 1996–2006 in six leading international business journals (Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Journal of World Business, International Marketing Review, Journal of International Marketing, and International Business Review). Next, a Delphi study of the most prolific authors in these journals over the same time period was conducted to delineate a future research agenda in international business. Addressing these two research questions provides us with a more complete understanding of the progress made to date in international business research, and provides a glimpse of the future.
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Published on Jun 1, 2011in Asia Pacific Journal of Management 2.47
Somnath Lahiri15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Illinois State University)
Despite an increase in the number of India-focused articles appearing in leading international business journals, there has not been any attempt to conduct systematic reviews that can inform academicians and practitioners about research that has accumulated over the years and identify areas that may be worthwhile to pursue in the future. This article attempts to fill this gap by providing an overview of all publications focusing on the Indian context that appeared in seven leading international ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2010in International Business Review 2.75
A. Kolk52
Estimated H-index: 52
(University of Amsterdam),
Rob van Tulder19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Erasmus University Rotterdam)
While attention to the social and environmental impacts of international business (IB) is not new, the past years have seen renewed interest due to pressing global problems such as climate change and poverty. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) are regarded as playing a specific role given their global influence and activities in which they are confronted with a range of issues, stakeholders and institutional contexts, in both home and host countries. Their potential in being not only part of the p...
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Published on Jan 1, 2008in Organization Science 3.03
Richard L. Daft31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Vanderbilt University),
Arie Y. Lewin38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Duke University)
This perspective paper addresses the issues of rigor and relevance in organizational studies in the context of idea migration and journal evolution. We argue that creeping parochialism can happen to any journal, which reflects an evolving narrowness within boundaries of academic subcommunities. Evidence suggests that ideas do migrate across academic subcommunities, although the underlying process is not well understood and the idea flow is not symmetrical. Two kinds of knowledge relevance are di...
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Published on Mar 1, 2007in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
W. Mark Fruin9
Estimated H-index: 9
(San Jose State University)
IB is a field constrained not only in time, but also in economic model (institutional, country-level, and developmental variation) and intellectual direction. We need more: a transformation of IB that involves a synthesis and integration of temporal, spatial and developmental data from around the world. Journal of International Business Studies (2007) 38, 353–356. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400257
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Published on Mar 1, 2007in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Randall Morck50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Alberta),
Bernard Yeung42
Estimated H-index: 42
(New York University)
Commenting on Jones and Khanna, we suggest that international business (IB) needs simultaneously maturing theory and on-going rigorous empirical work. We advocate careful data collection and develop solid theory based on the rich empirical information. The difficulty in the process is the deciphering of causality, and that is where historical studies play a significant role. Historical documents shed light on motivations and exogenous incidents. Historical studies and large-scale data analyses c...
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Published on Dec 30, 2006
Richard L. Daft31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Vanderbilt University),
Arie Y. Lewin38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Duke University)
This paper addresses the issues of rigor and relevance in organizational studies in the context of idea migration and journal evolution. The paper argues that creeping parochialism can happen to any journal, which reflects the evolving narrowness within boundaries of academic sub-communities. Evidence suggests that ideas do migrate across academic sub-communities, although the underlying process is not well understood and the idea flow is not symmetrical. Two kinds of knowledge relevance are dis...
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Published on Dec 1, 2006in Journal of International Management 2.30
Mike W. Peng60
Estimated H-index: 60
(University of Texas at Dallas),
Jessie Qi Zhou4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Max M. Fisher College of Business)
Recent reviews of global strategy research have documented a number of top contributors based on the number of their publications. However, no citation analysis has been conducted to ascertain the impact and influence of this research. In response, we have conducted the first ever citation analysis of 393 global strategy articles in nine leading journals published during the 1990s. Our findings identify the 25 most cited articles in the nine journals, the top 40 authors who publish these most ci...
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Published on Jul 1, 2006in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Geoffrey Jones24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Harvard University),
Tarun Khanna43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Harvard University)
We argue that the field of international business should evolve its rhetoric from the relatively uncontroversial idea that ‘history matters’ to exploring how it matters. We discuss four conceptual channels through which history matters, illustrating each with a major example. First, historical variation is at least a worthy complement to contemporary cross-sectional variation in illuminating conceptual issues. As an example, we show that conclusions reached by the literature on contemporary emer...
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Published on Nov 1, 2005in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Peter J. Buckley57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Leeds),
Donald R. Lessard22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The key to international business is that it approaches empirical phenomena at a variety of levels of analysis, using a variety of theoretical frameworks. The most important levels of analysis are the individual manager, the firm, the industry, and the environment. In each category there is vast heterogeneity. Figure 2.1 illustrates this interaction between issues and theories. It has levels of analysis on the vertical axis and the basic social sciences on the horizontal axis as systems of think...
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Published on Oct 1, 2005in International Business Review 2.75
Francisco J. Acedo18
Estimated H-index: 18
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José C. Casillas21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Seville)
Although many papers have aimed at describing the evolution of the International Management (IM) field, most of them have applied a subjective approach. Instead of trying to establish the most current research lines or interests, this study investigates the intellectual structure that serves as a basis for the IM research. To achieve this aim, we try to identify the main research trends used in the most relevant IM journals. By means of the co-citation analysis, we analyze the articles published...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in International Business Review 2.75
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Estimated H-index: 6
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Estimated H-index: 37
+ 1 AuthorsMercedes Úbeda-García8
Estimated H-index: 8
Abstract The purpose of this study consists in analyzing the existing literature on international business from all the research papers published in Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) during the period of time comprised between 2000 and 2015. The authors apply bibliometric methods to that end –in particular, document citation and co-citation analyses (DCAs)– so that they can try and identify the main research lines within the aforementioned scientific field or domain; in other word...
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Yadong Luo64
Estimated H-index: 64
(University of Miami),
Huan Zhang (Sun Yat-sen University), Juan Bu (Indiana University Bloomington)
This study reviews research from 1970 through 2016 on developed country multinational enterprises (DMNEs) entering and competing in developing economies. To identify the current state of knowledge of this research and push it further, we review the literature using bibliometric and qualitative content analyses covering leading journals and books. We articulate frontier issues that are understudied yet critical to both theorization and practice of DMNEs in developing economies. We discuss the fin...
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Published on Apr 15, 2019
Chris Wagner (HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management)
For over four decades the Eclectic Paradigm has experienced a myriad of interdisciplinary advancements and evolved into an ever-broader and complex accumulation of different macro- and micro-level concepts. Despite its persistent validity for research on multinational enterprise activity, subject-related studies have often failed to correlate to previous findings and have independently drawn upon various versions of the Eclectic Paradigm, which exacerbates the comparability of the respective res...
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Published on Mar 4, 2019
Shir May Ooi (Universiti Utara Malaysia), Christopher Richardson4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Purpose This paper aims to explore the internationalisation of service-sector small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from an emerging market, focussing on the entry modes, psychic distance, business network, internationalisation challenges and capabilities of business training and consultancy firms from Malaysia. Design/methodology/approach A multiple-case study approach is adopted, and 31 in-depth interviews were conducted with the top management and executives from eight business training ...
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Waheed Akbar Bhatti5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Vaasa)
The study sets out to understand how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) learn through inter-firm conduits and carry the acquired knowledge through their processes. This research answers the question: How does knowledge sharing in inter-firm relationships influence a firm's offering? The study focuses on supplier–customer relationships and presents evidence of supplier learning through 12 episodic interviews from four Finnish SMEs. The results highlight interaction and open communication, which ...
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Published on Feb 12, 2019in Nonprofit Management and Leadership 1.63
Angela Marberg2
Estimated H-index: 2
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H.P.L.M. Korzilius16
Estimated H-index: 16
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H.L. van Kranenburg15
Estimated H-index: 15
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Global Strategy Journal 2.12
Raveendra Chittoor1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Victoria),
Preet S. Aulakh24
Estimated H-index: 24
(York University),
Sougata Ray9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Indian Institute of Management Calcutta)
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Karim Marini Thome (University of Brasília), Janan Joslin Medeiros (University of Brasília), Juciara Nunes de Alcântara2
Estimated H-index: 2
This panel study examines the influence of the industry-based competition factor on the performance of 399 foreign subsidiaries in the Brazilian host market from 2008 to 2011. Regression analysis was carried out on panel data using weighted least squares as the estimator. The performance of foreign subsidiaries has been significantly influenced in a negative way because of the concentration of the Brazilian host market and the technology intensity level of the sector in which the subsidiaries op...
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Rubina Romanello2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Udine),
Maria Chiarvesio6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Udine)
The literature on early internationalization has evolved rapidly in the last few decades. Firms that achieve early and rapid internationalization have emerged as newcomers in the international arena. Disclosed in the late 1980s, international new ventures and born globals today are well known by academics, practitioners, and policymakers. However, the rapid evolution of literature on this topic has produced a considerable corpus of articles in just a few years, discouraging the realization of it...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Sustainable Production and Consumption
Ali Bastas1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Derby),
Kapila Liyanage3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Derby)
Abstract A growing number of organizations are integrating economic, ecologic and financial sustainability considerations into their management processes, driven by increased societal and stakeholder pressures. With a view to support organizations in this global challenge, this paper examines integration of sustainability into the two influential management approaches of quality management and supply chain management. To achieve this, a critical evaluation of the extant integrated models in the ...
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