Deadline extended till 24th Feb based on requests from several scholars.
Hence, posting this with the new deadline.

Dear Colleague,
Call for Papers for a fast track Special Issue of The International Trade
Journal, Texas A & M International University
SI Title:
Reviews, New Frameworks, Models, and Theories  in International Business
and and International Economics.
See Details on the journal website:

Guest Editor:    Prof. Justin Paul, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan,
PR, USA   Email:  [log in to unmask]


Journal Editor:    Prof. George Clarke, Texas A & M International
University, Laredo, TX, USA

The idea for this special issue and special conference track is to focus on
new frameworks, new models, new measures, reviews with future research
agenda and contributions for developing new theories, to avoid replicated
studies as well as to encourage scholars to spend time to develop impactful

See the weblink on Texas A&M International University for details.
See details.

Context and the Importance of this SI

Globalization, the World Trade Organization and the emergence of countries
such as China have brought about wide array of changes in the world economy
(Agarwal & Wu, 2004; Paul, 2015; Paul, 2016). Despite decades of research,
most of the studies in the areas of international economics and
international business still use the same old frameworks, models and
methods and researchers still carry out recycled and replete studies
changing country and industry contexts. Hundreds of studies have been
published using methods such as multiple regression and factor analysis.
Nevertheless, there are several research gaps in the areas of International
trade, MNEs and foreign direct investment, emerging countries such as China
and India, World Trade Organization, international business strategies,
global competitiveness, small and medium scale industries, etc.
Many researchers have repeatedly used theories such as five forces
framework, institutional theory, gravity theory, internalization theory,
transaction cost theory, OLI paradigm, resource‐based view, Uppsala as well
as born global models in research dealing with internationalization of
firm. Similarly, theories such as theory of planned behavior, Hofstede’s
cultural components framework, and network theory are no longer robust
 because of recycled and replete studies using them in different contexts.
We need new models, theories and impactful propositions to avoid replicated
research based on the same model or theory (Keupp & Gassman, 2009;
Terjessen, Hessels &Lee, 2013: Meyer & Thaijongrak, 2013; Paul &
Shrivastava, 2016; Paul, Parthasarathy & Gupta, 2017).

Our goal is to publish a special issue focused on the New Frameworks,
Models, Theories and Reviews for The International Trade Journal, based on
the papers presented as part of a spacial track.  Therefore, if your paper
is dealing with/if you are developing a new framework or theory or model or
review paper with directions for future research, please send your paper to
[log in to unmask] and cc to Guest Editor, Prof. Justin Paul at
[log in to unmask] stating that you would be interested in the Special
issue as well as for the special track of the conference to be hosted at
the Texas A &M International university.

The idea is to host a special track on this topic in the broad areas of
international business and international economics as part of the annual
Western Hemispheric Trade Conference to be held at Texas A&M International
University in April, 2017 and publish a special issue which is already
agreed between the journal editor and the guest editor.

Deadline: February 24, 2017

Benefits for the Authors:
1. Accelerated review and decision. Special issue is likely to be published
in November, 2017.and you can expect online version before that.
2. The International Trade journal has over 30 years of track record.
Eminent and legendary experts such as Prof John Dunning have published in
this journal. It has been ranked as 'B' in the Australian ABDC list and is
expected to be part of the SSCI in the near future. This journal is part of
journal lists of many countries which include CNRS-France, UK-ABS etc.
3. Authors will get reviews from the conference organizers as well as from
the special issue reviewers within a very short span.
4. The International Trade Journal typically publishes articles online
without delay after acceptance


Agarwal, J., & Wu, T. (2004). China's entry to WTO: global marketing
issues, impact, and implications for China. International Marketing Review,
21(3), 279‐300.

Bhasin, N., & Paul, J. (2016). Exports and outward FDI: are they
complements or substitutes? Evidence from Asia. *The Multinational Business
Review*, *24*(1), 62-78.

Keupp, M. M., & Gassmann, O. (2009). The past and the future of
international entrepreneurship: a review and suggestions for developing the
field. Journal of Management. 35(3): 600‐633.

Paul, J. (2015). Does the WTO Increase Trade and Cause Convergence? The
International Trade Journal, 29(4), 291‐308.

Paul, J. (2016). The Rise of China: What, When, Where, and Why? The
International Trade Journal, 30(3), 207‐222.

Paul, J, Parthasarathy, S & Gupta, P. (2017). Exporting Challenges of SMEs:
A Review and Research Agenda. Journal of World Business.

Paul, J., & Shrivastava. (2016). Do young managers in a developing country
have stronger entrepreneurial intentions? Theory and Evidence.
International Business Review, 25 (6), 1197‐1210.

Meyer, K. E., & Thaijongrak, O. (2013). The dynamics of emerging economy
MNEs: How the internationalization process model can guide future research.
Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 30(4), 1125‐1153.

Terjesen, S., Hessels, J., & Li, D. (2013). Comparative international
entrepreneurship: A review and research agenda. Journal of Management,
20(10), 1‐46.


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