Greetings:  Below please find the table of contents for JWB Volume 52, Issue 6.  As always, it contains several innovative, timely and insightful articles and a call for papers for a special issue on The Nature of Innovation in Global Value Chains.  Best regards, Jonathan


Jonathan P. Doh, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research

Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business

Faculty Director, Center for Global Leadership

Professor of Management and Operations

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of World Business

Villanova University School of Business

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Volume 52, Issue 6, Pages 727-866, November 2017

Journal of World Business
Volume 52, Issue 6, Pages 727-866, November 2017




Title (Contents)   
Page i


Editorial Board   
Pages iii-vi


Barriers to absorptive capacity in emerging market firms    Original Research Article
Pages 727-742
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Huaichuan Rui


Corporate political activity and location-based advantage: MNE responses to institutional transformation in Uganda’s electricity industry    Original Research Article
Pages 743-759
Charles Mbalyohere, Thomas Lawton, Roshan Boojihawon, Howard Viney


Profiting from FDI in conflict zones    Original Research Article
Pages 760-768
Stephen Chen


Untangling the multiple effects of slack resources on firms’ exporting behavior    Original Research Article
Pages 769-781
Ine Paeleman, Catherine Fuss, Tom Vanacker


Organizational slack, national institutions and innovation effort around the world    Original Research Article
Pages 782-797
Joel Malen, Paul M. Vaaler


The role of national culture and corruption on managing earnings around the world    Original Research Article
Pages 798-808
Krista B. Lewellyn, Shuji 'Rosey' Bao


National power distance, status incongruence, and CEO dismissal    Original Research Article
Pages 809-818
Weiwen Li, Yuan Lu, Shige Makino, Chung-Ming Lau


Productivity and participation values for cooperative goals to limit free riding and promote performance in international joint ventures    Original Research Article
Pages 819-830
Alfred Wong, Lu Wei, Jie Yang, Dean Tjosvold


Research performance as a quality signal in international labor markets: Visibility of business schools worldwide through a global research performance system    Original Research Article
Pages 831-841
Olga Ryazanova, Peter McNamara, Herman Aguinis


Integration-responsiveness, local hires and subsidiary performance amidst turbulence: Insights from a survey of Chinese subsidiaries    Original Research Article
Pages 842-853
Christopher Williams, Ana Colovic, Jiqing Zhu


Institutional imprinting, entrepreneurial agency, and private firm innovation in transition economies    Original Research Article
Pages 854-865
Vladislav Maksimov, Stephanie Lu Wang, Yadong Luo


The Nature of Innovation in Global Value Chains   
Pages I-III


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