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critical perspectives on international business

Volume 8 Number 2


Introduction from the Editors

Christoph Dorrenbacher & Joanne Roberts


Betwixt or beyond the lines of conflict? Biculturalism as situated identity in multinational corporations

Susanne Blazejewski (pp. 111 - 135)

Keywords: Biculturalism, Boundary spanner, Conflict, Dual identity, Multinational companies, Situated identity


An institutional-cognitive perspective on headquarters-subsidiary conflicts: The case of German companies in China

Geny Piotti (pp. 136 – 156)

Keywords: China, Conflict, Decision making, Germany, Headquarters-subsidiary conflicts, Institutionalism, Management decision making, Managers, Organizational conflict, Wishful thinking


Is CSR cognizant of the conflictuality of globalisation? A realist critique
Paul Sanders (pp. 157 - 177)

Keywords: Corporate and social responsibility, Critical thinking, Developing countries, Ethics, Globalization, Neo-liberalism


The international trade in conflict minerals: coltan

Christopher J. Ayres (pp. 178 - 193)

Keywords: Armies, Coltan, Conflict, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, International trade, Militias, Minerals, Mobile phones, Republic of the Congo, War crimes, Weapons


Book Review

Change in Putin's Russia: Power, Money and People

Gregory Schwartz (pp. 194 – 194)


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Professor Joanne Roberts

PhD, PGCE, BA (Hons), FHEA

Strategic Management and International Business Subject Group

Newcastle Business School

Northumbria University

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Newcastle upon Tyne


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Editor of Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation


Newcastle Business School – ranked in the Top 10  for Graduate Level Employability, ‘The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012’


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