Dear colleagues:  I am pleased to present the table of contents for Journal of World Business, Volume 52: 4: Special Issue on Multilatinas and the Internationalization of Latin American Firms.  Published scholarship about Latin America (and other regions such as Africa) has been underrepresented in mainstream IB and management journals.  In this special issue, editors Ruth V. Aguilera, Luciano Ciravegna, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez have assembled high caliber scholarship that showcases cutting-edge research on IB in Latin America generally and Multinalitinas in particular.  These articles span micro- and macro- levels of analysis, draw on a wide range of theoretical paradigms and empirical approaches, and contain insights not just for IB in Latin America but contributions to the IB field more broadly.  In addition, and consistent with JWB's mission, the introductory article (along with the others included in this special issue) contains important insights into the phenomenon of multilatinas and trade and commercial relations between LA and the rest of the world.

Jonathan P. Doh
Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business
Faculty Director, Center for Global Leadership
Professor of Management and Operations
Villanova University School of Business
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[Volume 52, Issue 4, Pages 447-590, June 2017]<>

Journal of World Business<>
Volume 52, Issue 4, Pages 447-590, June 2017<>

Multilatinas and the internationalization of Latin American firms
Edited by Ruth V. Aguilera, Luciano Ciravegna, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Title (Contents) <>
Pages i-ii

Editorial Board <>
Pages iv-vii

Multilatinas and the internationalization of Latin American firms <>    Original Research Article
Pages 447-460
Ruth V. Aguilera, Luciano Ciravegna, Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

Developing global transformational leaders <>    Original Research Article
Pages 461-473
Jase R. Ramsey, Raina M. Rutti, Melanie P. Lorenz, Livia L. Barakat, Anderson S. Sant'anna

Political ideologies and the internationalization of family-controlled firms <>    Original Research Article
Pages 474-488
Patricio Duran, Tatiana Kostova, Marc van Essen

Building international business bridges in geographically isolated areas: The role of foreign market focus and outward looking competences in Latin American SMEs <>    Original Research Article
Pages 489-502
Ferran Vendrell-Herrero, Emanuel Gomes, Kamel Mellahi, John Child

Looking for a service opening: Building reputation by leveraging international activities and host country context <>    Original Research Article
Pages 503-517
Armando Borda, William Newburry, Hildy Teegen, Antonio Montero, Juan J. Nájera-Sánchez, Francisco Forcadell, Natali Lama, Zulma Quispe

Openness, international champions, and the internationalization of Multilatinas <>    Original Research Article
Pages 518-532
Jean-François Hennart, Hsia Hua Sheng, José Marcos Carrera

Ownership in cross-border acquisitions and the role of government support <>    Original Research Article
Pages 533-545
Cláudia Frias Pinto, Manuel Portugal Ferreira, Christian Falaster, Maria Tereza Leme Fleury, Afonso Fleury

Overcoming the liability of origin by doing no-harm: Emerging country firms' social irresponsibility as they go global <>    Original Research Article
Pages 546-563
Davide Fiaschi, Elisa Giuliani, Federica Nieri

Revisiting the relationship between product diversification and internationalization process in the context of emerging market MNEs <>    Original Research Article
Pages 564-577
Georgios Batsakis, Alexander T. Mohr

The role of the State in the internationalization of Latin American firms <>    Original Research Article
Pages 578-590
Diego Finchelstein

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