Call for Papers for a fast track Special Issue of The International Trade Journal, Texas A & M International University
Reviews, New Frameworks, Models, and Theories in International Business and and
Prof. Justin Paul, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
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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 papers.
See the weblink on Texas A&M International University for 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,
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.
JUSTIN PAUL, Ph.D
Professor, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR,
P.O. Box 23332, PR, USA 00931
Author: Export-Import Management, Oxford Uty Press.
International Business (6th edition), International marketing (2nd edition) & Business Enviornment(3rd ed)- McGraw-Hill.
Download my articles /books/cases from http://washington.academia.edu/JustinPaulhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Justin_Paul2