Dear all


I’m delighted to announce the publication of the tenth anniversary issue of critical perspectives on international business.  From the introductory paper: “Although mainstream IB journals have recognized the need to extend the scope of their coverage in light of the changing global environment and the evolution of the discipline and related fields of study, CPoIB remains the only journal in the field of IB that is clearly focused on considering critical perspectives on international business.”


Alcadipani and Faria (2014) argue: “The launch of CPoIB in 2005 could not have been more timely and relevant from a geo-historical perspective. Since then, the critical voices from different parts of the rest of the world … had a unique opportunity to be voiced. Academics who seemed not related to “international business” as it has been continuously (re)defined in the USA from a unilateral perspective, and seconded by the European Union, had a unique opportunity to reframe “international business”, to provide new meanings to the field, and imagine alternatives that were not conceivable before CPoIB. In other words, this journal has enlarged the community of international business far beyond the narrow and restrict epistemological and geographical constrains of the North.”


Please enjoy the articles through the links below – made available free throughout April. 


We welcome any comments or rejoinders: please contact the editors in the first instant.


Best wishes



Challenging the orthodox: a decade of critical perspectives on international business

Authors: Joanne Roberts, Christoph Dörrenbächer
Article Type: Research paper
Keywords: Citation analysis, critical perspectives on international business, International business, Journal quality lists
Page Numbers: 2 - 20
Year: 2014

Transnational corporations and global capitalism: reflections on the last 40 years

Authors: Hugo Radice
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Foreign direct investment, Globalization, Imperialism, Neo-liberalism, Transnational companies
Page Numbers: 21 - 34
Year: 2014

Transnational corporations in twenty-first century capitalism: An interview with Grazia Ietto-Gillies

Authors: Jeb Sprague, Grazia Ietto-Gillies
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Globalization, Internationalization indices, Peer review systems, Transnational corporations, Uneven development, World Economic Association
Page Numbers: 35 - 50
Year: 2014

What's happening to international business?: University structural changes and identification with a discipline

Authors: Snejina Michailova, Janne Tienari
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Business schools, Discipline, Identity, International business, Mergers in academia
Page Numbers: 51 - 64
Year: 2014

The academic activist in an age of ambivalence: reflections on a decade of CPoIB

Authors: George Cairns
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Bangladesh, Critical thinking, International business, Phronesis, Stakeholder
Page Numbers: 65 - 71
Year: 2014

Who is to blame?: A re-examination of fast fashion after the 2013 factory disaster in Bangladesh

Authors: Ian M. Taplin
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Employment conditions, Fast fashion, Supply chains, Workplace accidents
Page Numbers: 72 - 83
Year: 2014

A critical perspective on corporate social responsibility: Towards a global governance framework

Authors: Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee
Article Type: Conceptual paper
Keywords: Corporate and social responsibility, Critical management
Page Numbers: 84 - 95
Year: 2014

Pushing the frontiers of critical international business studies: The multinational as a neo-imperial space

Authors: Mehdi Boussebaa, Glenn Morgan
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Globalization, International business, Multinational companies, Post-colonialism
Page Numbers: 96 - 106
Year: 2014

Fighting Latin American marginality in “international” business

Authors: Rafael Alcadipani, Alex Faria
Article Type: Viewpoint
Keywords: Colonialism, Critical management, Latin America
Page Numbers: 107 - 117
Year: 2014



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Ethics, International Business and Law

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