*Special issue of Long Range Planning ' Exploring the strategic role of 
subsidiaries in competence-creation' Guest editors: Rajneesh Narula and 
Alan Rugman

Due to popular demand, we have decided to*extend the deadline *for the 
special issue of Long Range Planning ' Exploring the strategic role of 
subsidiaries in competence-creation'  to*December 31 2011*. For those of 
you who have missed the *Call for Papers, this is appended here as an 

We have also received several enquiries as to the style of papers this 
special issue will be accepting.  LRP now accepts both academic and 
practitioner-based papers. This SI will have a bias towards 
academic-style submissions. All submissions are expected to develop 
strong theoretical foundations and implement rigorous methodologies. 
These include quantitative studies, qualitative and case studies, 
multi-country comparative studies, replication studies and studies of 
specific subsidiaries and MNEs. In summary, *this special issue will 
publish 'conventional' academic articles. * Although LRP has no official 
guideline, we suggest 10k words as an indicative guide (including 
references and appendices).

Finally, *we intend to organise a one-day workshop  at the Henley 
Business School in Reading, UK in May 2012*. Submissions that are 
shortlisted (after appropriate reviews) will be invited to present their 
papers at this workshop, with a view to refining and developing the 
final set of papers for the special issue. We intend to announce the 
dates for this workshop in January 2012. Prospective authors may present 
their work and receive comments and feedback. Note that invitation to 
the workshop does not imply acceptance for the special issue. 
Conversely, attendance is not prerequisite for publication in the 
special issue.

Rajneesh Narula and Alan Rugman
Henley Business School, University of Reading

Rajneesh Narula
Professor of International Business Regulation
Director, John H. Dunning Centre for International Business
Henley Business School
University of Reading, UK

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