Dear all

I'm pleased to announce publication of the first 2012 issue of Multinational Business Review, edited by Alan Rugman.  Papers are listed below, and accessible online via this link<>.

The papers are freely available until the end of March, using the following codes:

Username: MBRissue1
Password: emerald

Best wishes (and apologies for cross posting - it seemed relevant to several lists)


Dr Martyn Lawrence
Senior Publisher


Editorial (Alan M. Rugman)
Title: Aspects of location and the regional MNE

Article Title: Location and collocation advantages in international innovation
Authors: Rajneesh Narula, Grazia D. Santangelo
Keywords: Collocation, Country-specific advantages, Eclectic paradigm, Foreign direct investment, Innovation, International business, Multinational enterprises
Pages: 6-25

Article Title: The Arab Spring, MNEs, and virtual public spheres
Authors: Mamoun Benmamoun, Morris Kalliny, Robert A. Cropf
Keywords: Arab Spring, International business, Multinational enterprises, Social networking sites, Virtual public spheres
Pages: 26-43

Article Title: Regional economic integration and international strategic alliances: evidence from the EU
Authors: Hadi S. Alhorr, Kimberly Boal, Birton J. Cowden
Keywords: Economic integration, European Union, International alliances, International business, Regionalization, Strategic alliances
Pages: 44-66

Article Title: Why MNCs tend to concentrate their activities in their home region
Authors: Joachim Wolf, Till Dunemann, William G. Egelhoff
Keywords: Home-region orientation, International business, International business theory, Multinational corporations, Organizational culture
Pages: 67-91

Article Title: A comment on China and "The social responsibility of international business scholars"
Authors: Ziyi Wei
Keywords: China, International business, International business scholars, Outward foreign direct investment, Private enterprises, Round-tripping, Social responsibility, State owned enterprises
Pages: 92-103

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