Dear Colleagues,

I invite you to submit your papers to the 2nd Special Issue in 2018 of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) which is focused on the Internationalization of Latin American firms. Please submit your papers at:

Guest editors of this issue are: Associate Prof. Valeska V. Geldres-Weiss, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile and Associate Professor of Innovation Management both at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

Call for Papers for Special Issue on: "The Internationalization Challenges of Latin American Firms"

Guest Editors: Associate Prof. Valeska V. Geldres-Weiss, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile and
Associate Prof. Dafnis N. Coudounaris, University of Tartu, Estonia

This special issue aims to investigate Latin American firms' internationalization challenges.

Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/international new ventures and other types of internationalizers, and also on Latin American firms' foreign direct investments, international joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestments,are welcome.

Articles can be conceptual or based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Studies based on data from more than one Latin American country are especially welcome.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Business opportunities and impediments arising from changes in Latin American firms' economic environment
*Latin American firms' export performance
*Latin American firms' export motives and barriers
*Export promotion programmes of Latin American countries
*Latin American exporters' de-and re-internationalization (foreign market exits and re-entries)
*Born globals established in Latin America
*Other internationalizers established in Latin American countries
*Psychic distance of internationalizing Latin American firms
*The impact of network relationships on Latin American firms' internationalization
*Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in Latin American countries
*The impact of ownership change on Latin American firms' internationalization
*Foreign direct investments by Latin American firms
*International joint ventures in Latin American countries
*Mergers and acquisitions in Latin American countries
*Factors causing Latin American firms' divestment decisions

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. Please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates
Manuscripts due by:13 May, 2018
Notification to authors:13 August, 2018
Final versions due by:13 November, 2018

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 (Fellow 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
Tartu, Estonia
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Editor in Chief of International Journal of Export Marketing
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