Editors: Mai Thi Thanh Thai and Ekaterina Turkina, Department of
International Business, HEC Montreal

We are working with Edward Elgar Publishing to edit a book on the effects of
politico-economic transition on firm internationalization and we would like
to seek your contributions (about 6000 words per chapter). Recently, a lot
of research has been devoted to the analysis of emerging opportunities in
transition economies and the accelerated internationalization of these
economies. Although a lot of research has been done at the macro level, the
topic of how and why firms from these economies internationalize  has not
yet been adequately addressed in the international business and
international management literature. 


Economic transition process is usually characterized by significant changes
in the role of the state, the creation and promotion of private-owned
enterprises, markets and independent financial institutions. The book will
provide insights into these phenomena, as well as offer a detailed analysis
of the impact of these changes on firm internationalization. 


The book consists of three parts. The first part will serve as an
introduction and will present the necessary background information
pertaining to regime change and the peculiarities of economic transition.
The second part will contain in-depth country or region studies of the
effects of politico-economic paradigm shift on firm internationalization
covering different aspects: strategy, management, human resources,
organizational restructuring, etc. Chapters in this section must be
empirical studies that can be either qualitative or quantitative. And the
third part will provide and overarching conclusion. We strongly encourage
contributions to the second part of the book. Specifically, we seek studies
on the internationalization of firms from these countries: Albania, Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Czech,
Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Herzegovina, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania,
Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova,
Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic,
Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.


The book is targeted to managers, educators, policy makers and students in
International Business, International Management, and Public Administration
programs, NGOs, international organizations, and general public who are
interested in internationalization of firms from transition economies. 


If you are interested in contributing a chapter to this book, please provide
us with the information requested below by September 15, 2012. Thank you. 



CONTACT INFORMATION: (Phone and email address)

BRIEF BIO OF AUTHOR(S): (One paragraph description will do)


ABSTRACT: 100-word abstract of the chapter

VALUE: (Briefly describe how your chapter’s contents contribute to a
heightened understanding of the internationalization of firms from
transition economies)


Book chapter proposals received: September 15, 2012

Notification of accepted chapter proposals:  October 15, 2012

Receipt of full book chapters: January 15, 2013

Chapter authors receive reviews with feedback:  February 15, 2013

Final revisions due: April 15, 2013

Book release:  Summer 2013

Please send proposals and inquiries to both:

Mai Thi Thanh Thai:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]; 

Ekaterina Turkina:  <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
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Mai Thai, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of International Business, HEC Montréal

3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montréal (Québec), H3T 2A7, Canada

Office phone: (+1) (514) 340-6188; Mobile: (+1) (514) 627 1569; Fax: (+1)
(514) 340-6987; 

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