Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emerging Markets


Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012


The International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), published by Emerald, would like to invite papers for a special issue on the theme of Institutions and Emerging Markets. The final deadline for submission is December 1st, 2012. From sociology to economics to business, recent years have seen a sharp interest in the role of institutions in developing and transitioning markets across the disciplines.


IJoEM Special Issue Topics


Potential topics for this special issue may include, but are certainly not limited to:


- MNC responses to emerging market institutions


- Emerging market multinationals


- Legitimacy in emerging market contexts


- Emerging markets and global institutions


- Formal and informal institutions in emerging market contexts


- Quantitative and qualitative analysis in emerging markets


International Journal of Emerging Markets


Constituting over two-thirds of the world’s population and one-fifth of its GDP, the emerging markets are expected to continue to impact the world’s new economic order, ushering in changes in economic thought, management philosophy, global operations, and financial flows. Given their importance to the global economy, the emerging markets are an important testing ground for existing models and concepts in international business, management, marketing, economics, and finance, pushing the boundaries of existing theories. They are also fertile ground for developing new models and theories with different contextual origins.


Although there is no universal agreement about which countries belong to the group of “emerging” markets, there is some consensus in the literature on their characteristics, including:


(1)    Emerging markets economies are growing relatively faster, as compared to the rest of the world;

(2)    Emerging market governments are transitioning their institutions, promulgating new laws, and changing their governance structures. New economic freedoms, in particular as they relate to business, are begin to appear in formerly politically restrictive regions;

(3)    Emerging markets are becoming increasingly integrated with the rest of the world due to the movement of people, ideas, money, and products, as well as by their entry into international institutions;

(4)    Emerging markets still suffer from relatively backward governance structures, under-developed institutions, corruption, deficiencies in infrastructure, income inequalities, uneven development, and a host of other socio-economic and political problems that may be obstacles to reaching their full potential.


The International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM), published by Emerald, brings together articles that examine the emerging markets, both theoretically and empirically.  Highly rigorous research, case studies, and review articles, such as meta-analytic reviews, are also encouraged.  We especially welcome comparative studies of emerging markets or studies comparing the emerging markets with the developed markets. IJoEM offers contributors and readers an opportunity to explore issues related to the emerging markets from multi-functional (international business, management, marketing, finance, and accounting), multi-disciplinary (business, economics, area studies, and other social sciences), and multi-national geographic perspectives. For more information, please visit the IJoEM website at


Please submit online following the journal’s guidelines: (click on the link for the Institutions Special Issue when submitting)


Ilan Alon, Ph.D.


Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Emerging Markets


Cornell Professor of International Business

Director of the China and India Centers & Asian Studies

Rollins College

1000 Holt Ave

Winter Park, Florida 32789, USA






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