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 attachment.

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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