Call for Papers for a Special Issue of

Thunderbird International Business Review




Submission Due Date: DECEMBER 1, 2011


Guest Editors:

Ilan Alon, Rollins College & Harvard Kennedy School

Daniel Rottig, Florida Gulf Coast University





This special issue seeks to advance research on entrepreneurship in emerging markets. We invite scholarly and practitioner papers that advance extant knowledge and understanding of the factors that impact the establishment, internationalization, success and survival of small and medium enterprises in emerging markets. We welcome conceptual and empirical research including meta-analytical studies on the topic. Interesting topics may include, but are not limited to, the internationalization strategies of SMEs from emerging markets; the internationalization and de-internationalization processes of SMEs in emerging markets; relationships of SMEs with suppliers, customers, governments, labor unions and other institutional constituencies in emerging markets; the impact of culture on entrepreneurship in emerging markets; female entrepreneurship in emerging markets; the sustenance of born-global firms in and from emerging markets; economic, political, legal, technological and social impacts on entrepreneurship in emerging markets; and opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurship in emerging markets.  


Submission and Review Process


The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2011. Articles must be submitted through Thunderbird International Business Review’s Manuscript Central electronic submission system:   


Please ensure your article abides by the scope and formatting conditions of this journal, which are detailed at When submitting your article, please specify in your cover letter that you are submitting to the special issue on “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets”.


Time Line


December 1, 2011

Deadline for electronic submissions of papers to TIBR special issue

March 2012

First round reviews for authors

September 2012

Deadline for papers with revisions

December 2012

Final decisions on papers for TIBR special issue


More Information


For additional information, please contact the special issue editors:

·         Ilan Alon, The China Center, Rollins College & Harvard Kennedy School, [log in to unmask]

·         Daniel Rottig, Lutgert College of Business, Florida Gulf Coast University, [log in to unmask]


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