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 proposalsOctober 15, 2012

Receipt of full book chapters: January 15, 2013

Chapter authors receive reviews with feedbackFebruary 15, 2013

Final revisions due: April 15, 2013

Book release:  Summer 2013

Please send proposals and inquiries to both:

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

Ekaterina Turkina: [log in to unmask]





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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