Dear all


I’m delighted to announce that the Multinational Business Review will now be published by Emerald.  


MBR was previously published by the Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University, and will appear alongside other Emerald titles such as International Marketing Review and Cross-Cultural Management.  The first issue to be published will be Volume 19 No 1 in April 2011, when a further announcement will be sent.  The Editor-in-Chief is Professor Alan M. Rugman, Professor of International Business at Henley Business School, and, of course, the former president of the Academy of International Business


Editorial scope and objectives


The focus of the Multinational Business Review is upon the strategy, operations and performance of the multinational enterprise (MNE). MBR welcomes manuscripts across all areas of international business but requires that they explicitly relate to the MNE. The journal also welcomes papers from all cognate areas of international business such as economics, finance, marketing, operations, human relations, sociology, or psychology, when such papers relate their findings to the activities of the MNE.


In order to both broaden and deepen the conversation of international business, the Multinational Business Review also welcomes submissions which challenge conventional thinking and are of a controversial nature. Coverage includes, but is not limited to:

§         Theoretical advances in explaining the MNE

§         Multinationality and performance

§         Regionalization vs. globalization

§         Multinationals and development

§         Organizing the internal and external networks of MNEs


Regular articles, short articles, case studies and book reviews will be considered. Certain issues may focus on a special/specific topic. MBR does not accept manuscripts about teaching materials or teaching methods.




The Multinational Business Review will soon be using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system.  Until the site is set up, submissions should be sent by email to [log in to unmask].  Please title the subject line "Submission to MBR". 


Further details


You can subscribe to the journal as a single subscription, or as part of the Emerald IB ejournal collection.  The back archive of MBR articles dating back to 1993 is also scheduled to be digitized.  Further details are available via the website: where you can also sign up for RSS feeds for future alerts. 


Alternatively, please drop me a line if you have any questions: [log in to unmask].


Kind regards




Dr Martyn Lawrence

Senior Publisher – Multinational Business Review








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