I welcome papers for the above 1st Special Issue by IJEXPORTM in 2019 on the Internationalization process of SMEs and MNEs from and to AFRICA.
Guest editors for this special issue are: Dr Deusdedit A. Rwehumbiza from the University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Tanzania and Asso. Prof. Dr Dafnis N. Coudounaris from the University of Tartu, School of Economics and Business Administration, Tartu, Estonia.
Call for Papers
International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM)
Special Issue on: "The Internationalisation Process of SMEs and MNEs from and to Africa"
Guest Editors: Dr. Deusdedit A. Rwehumbiza, University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Tanzania Associate Prof. Dafnis N. Coudounaris, University of Tartu, Estonia
This special issue aims to investigate SMEs' and MNEs' internationalisation processes from and to Africa. Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/international new ventures and other types of internationalisers, and also on African firms’ foreign direct investments, international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and divestments, are welcome. They can be conceptual or based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Studies based on data from more than one African country are especially welcome.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
Business opportunities in Africa for UK firms and impediments arising from Brexit
Business opportunities and impediments arising from Chinese multinationals' entry to Africa
Business opportunities and impediments arising from other changes in African firms' economic environment
African SMEs' export performance
African MNE's export performance
African firms' export motives and barriers
African exporters' de- and re-internationalisation (foreign market exits and re-entries)
Born globals established in African countries
Other internationalisers established in Africa
Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in Africa
The impact of network relationships on African firms' internationalisation
The impact of ownership change on African firms' internationalisation
Foreign direct investments by African firms
International joint ventures in Africa
Mergers and acquisitions in Africa
Factors causing African firms' divestment decisions
Global production networks and strategic coupling of African firms
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
Manuscripts due by: 1 February, 2019
Notification to authors: 15 June, 2019
Final versions due by: 30 September, 2019
IJEXPORTM will publish 4 issues in 2018 and onwards and each issue will consist of 4 papers plus the editorial. IJEXPORTM is a rigorous peer reviewed journal and the review process of each paper is based on 3 reviewers. The reason of having 3 reviewers is to improve the quality of papers and to have a majority decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the paper. Therefore, you have now another option in IB and export marketing to publish your paper. IJEXPORTM tries to enter SCOPUS and the emerging list of Web of Science. Meanwhile, USA list, Finnish list and Norwegian list have already accredited IJEXPORTM. Other lists will be very soon included this coming year.
Many thanks for sending your papers to IJEXPORTM for publication. Top scholars are ready to evaluate your papers.
Dr Dafnis N. Coudounaris (F-EMAB, Board of Governors of GIKA, Editorial Review Board of JBR)
Associate Professor of Innovation Management
School of Economics and Business Administration
University of Tartu
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Mob: +37258339575, +35796572295
Editor in Chief of International Journal of Export Marketing
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