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<http://bit.ly/wghUeM>. 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) Martyn Dr Martyn Lawrence Senior Publisher Journal: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/mbr.htm Collection: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/tk/ib TABLE OF CONTENTS 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 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Registered Office: Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 3080506, VAT No. GB 665 3593 06 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.