Below please find the table of contents for Journal of World Business, Volume 52, Issue 2.  I draw your attention especially to a From the Editors column on ‘New Directors in the Reporting of Statistical Results in the Journal of World Business,’ a perspectives article on “Understating and Overstating Interaction Results in International Business Research,’ and a Review Article on ‘Country-specific Determinants of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions,’ along with several excellent research articles.


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Volume 52, Issue 2, Pages 125-326, February 2017

Journal of World Business
Volume 52, Issue 2, Pages 125-326, February 2017


Title (Contents)   
Pages i-ii


Editorial Board   
Pages iv-vii


From the editors: New directions in the reporting of statistical results in the Journal of World Business   
Pages 125-126
Eugene D. Hahn, Siah Hwee Ang


  Review Article


Country-specific determinants of cross-border mergers and acquisitions: A comprehensive review and future research directions    Review Article
Pages 127-183
En Xie, K.S. Reddy, Jie Liang


  Regular Articles


Exploring the performance of government affairs subsidiaries: A study of organisation design and the social capital of European government affairs managers at Toyota Motor Europe and Hyundai Motor Company in Brussels    Original Research Article
Pages 184-196
Andrew Barron, Asier Pereda, Stephen Stacey


The influences of perceived organizational support and motivation on self-initiated expatriates’ organizational and community embeddedness    Original Research Article
Pages 197-208
Yu-Ping Chen, Margaret A. Shaffer


Communist footprint and subordinate influence behavior in post-communist transition economies    Original Research Article
Pages 209-229
Elitsa R. Banalieva, Charlotte M. Karam, David A. Ralston, Detelin Elenkov, Irina Naoumova, Marina Dabic, Vojko Potocan, Arunas Starkus, Wade Danis, Alan Wallace


Social elites on the board and executive pay in developing countries: Evidence from Africa    Original Research Article
Pages 230-243
Bruce Hearn, Roger Strange, Jenifer Piesse


Reducing poverty in the least developed countries: The role of small and medium enterprises    Original Research Article
Pages 244-257
Vladislav Maksimov, Stephanie Lu Wang, Yadong Luo


Competition and corporate tax evasion: An institution-based view    Original Research Article
Pages 258-269
Omer N. Gokalp, Seung-Hyun Lee, Mike W. Peng


Primary or complex? Towards a theory of metaphorical strategy communication in MNCs    Original Research Article
Pages 270-285
Andreas König, Angela Fehn, Jonas Puck, Lorenz Graf-Vlachy


Overstating and understating interaction results in international business research    Original Research Article
Pages 286-295
Allison F. Kingsley, Thomas G. Noordewier, Richard G. Vanden Bergh


Multinational enterprise regional management centres: Characteristics and performance    Original Research Article
Pages 296-311
Dwarka Chakravarty, Ying-Ying Hsieh, Andreas P.J. Schotter, Paul W. Beamish


CEOs’ ambivalent interpretations, organizational market capabilities, and corporate entrepreneurship as responses to strategic issues    Original Research Article
Pages 312-326
Wenlong Yuan, Yongjian Bao, Bradley J. Olson


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