October 11, 2014


Dear AIB friends,

            The Allied Academies (a very prestigious organization) has announced to publish a special issue of its Journal of International Business Research with me as its Editor. We are looking for articles (both for this special issue, and also for the Allied Academies’ upcoming conferences) based upon aspects of global economics and trade (see examples below).

            Please forward this information to your colleagues/contacts. I look forward to your participation.



Narendra C. Bhandari, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Pace University

New York, NY 10038

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Examples of Global Economics Topics

·         Offshoring, insourcing, foreign direct investment, etc.

·         Free trade zone, free and fair trade, comparative advantage, competitive advantage, etc.

·         Cost, insurance, freight, documents, etc.

·         Trade barriers: Tariffs, quotas, licenses, subsidies, bribery, exchange rate controls, voluntary export restraints, etc.

·         International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Union, World Trade Organization, etc.


Examples of Topics Based Upon Bhandari’s theory of Trade Equilibrium (as published in the Journal of International Business Studies, 2014, No. 1, pp. 91-104)

·         Effects of on the current (incomplete, lopsided) discussions on insourcing and offshoring.

·         The multiplier effects of this model on investments, employment, growth, and peace

·         Effects of eliminating additional U.S. trade deficit on the U.S. public debt, Social Security Fund, U.S. tax expenditures, etc.

·         Where would these dollars coming home go; how they would be invested? How investments in U.S. industries would affect its manufacturing industries; and vice versa.

·         Could these dollars, owned by foreigners, be invested in the U.S. defense industries?

·         Effects on the American national pride, security, and economic independence.

·         Effects on the economy and jobs of the trade-deficit countries such as Spain.

·         Effects on the economy and jobs of the trade-surplus countries such as China and Japan: On their return on investment, infrastructure, etc.


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