Dear Colleagues


I invite you to submit your papers to the 1st Special Issue in 2018 of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) which is focused on the Internationalization of CEE firms. Please submit your papers at:



Guest editors of this issue are: Senior Research Fellow Dr. Tiia Vissak and Associate Professor of Innovation Management both at the School of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.


Call for a Special Issue on: "The Internationalization Opportunities of Central and Eastern European Firms after Brexit and the Entry of Leading Chinese Multinationals into Europe"


Guest Editors: Senior Research Fellow Dr. Tiia Vissak and Associate Professor of Innovation Management Dr. Dafnis N. Coudounaris, University of Tartu, Estonia.


This special issue aims to investigate Central and Eastern European (CEE) firms' internationalization opportunities after Brexit, along with leading Chinese multinationals' recent entry to Europe. Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/international new ventures and other types of internationalizers, and also CEE 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 CEE country are especially welcome.


Subject Coverage: Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

•Business opportunities and impediments arising from Brexit

•Business opportunities and impediments arising from Chinese multinationals' entry to into CEE

•Business opportunities and impediments arising from other changes in CEE firms' economic environment

•CEE firms' export performance •CEE firms' export motives and barriers

•CEE exporters' de- and re-internationalization (foreign market exits and re-entries)

•Born globals established in CEE

•Other internationalizers established in CEE

•Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in CEE

•The impact of network relationships on CEE firms' internationalization

•The impact of ownership change on CEE firms' internationalization

•Foreign direct investments by CEE firms

•International joint ventures in CEE 

•Mergers and acquisitions in CEE

•Factors causing CEE 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: 2nd May, 2018

Notification to authors: 2nd July, 2018

Final versions due by: 2nd 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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Mob: +37258339575 or +35796572295

Editor in Chief of International Journal of Export Marketing      

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