We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 25 of the Advances in International Management entitled "Institutional Theory in International Business and Management." The contents of the volume can be found in the attachment. The web address of the series is:


Research topics related to the theme of the volume will be presented in a session at the AIB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The session will be held in the Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater at 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2012. Panel members will include Michael Hitt (Texas A&M University), Robert Hoskisson (Rice University), Stewart Miller (University of Texas at San Antonio), and Torben Pedersen (Copenhagen Business School). Their papers from and the introduction to the volume can be accessed directly until about July 10 at the following web addresses:


·         Introduction: Institutional Theory in International Business and Management - Laszlo Tihanyi, Timothy M. Devinney, and Torben Pedersen (10.1108/S1571-5027(2012)0000025009)

·         Advantages of Foreignness: Benefits of Creative Institutional Deviance - Wei Shi and Robert E. Hoskisson (10.1108/S1571-5027(2012)0000025012)

·         Entry Mode and Institutional Learning: A Polycentric Perspective - Kai Xu and Michael A. Hitt (10.1108/S1571-5027(2012)0000025014)

·         Entry Mode Decisions by Emerging-Market Firms Investing in Developed Markets - Dan Li, Stewart R. Miller, and Lorraine Eden (10.1108/S1571-5027(2012)0000025016)


Timothy Devinney, Torben Pedersen, and Laszlo Tihanyi

AIM Editors



Laszlo Tihanyi 

B. Marie Oth Professor in Business Administration 

Department of Management 

Mays Business School 

Texas A&M University


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