Call for Papers as Guest Editors- INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW (A Ranked).


See the link on the Journal website and more details are given below.

Online submission in February 2019. Guest Editors:
2. ALEX RIALP- CRIADO. UAB, Barcelona.

Thank you very much,

Professor,  University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
Guest Editor (2018-19) -  International Bus Review.
Author: Export-Import Management Oxford University Press
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Recent Articles:

Looking Back to Look Forward: Setting Future Research Agenda for
International Business Studies

*Co Guest-editors:*

Justin Paul - Professor, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA
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Alex Rialp-Criado - Associate Professor, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona,
Barcelona, Spain ([log in to unmask])

The globalization of production and consumption has brought about several
challenges, as the pace of globalization is different across markets
(Buckley & Ghauri, 2004). Consequently, the scope of international business
studies has expanded and the volume of business has gathered momentum with
the establishment of organizations such as the World Trade Organization
(Paul, 2015), the increased internationalization of new businesses and
SMEs, and the emergence and of (micro)multinational enterprises from the
developing countries. Firms need to possess and gain certain capabilities
in order to be drivers in the foreign markets (Ghauri, 2016).

In this context, it is important to recognize that well-performed,
comprehensive and extensive literature reviews (Frank and Hatak, 2014) on
different scholarly topics/areas generally falling under the international
business (IB) stream help identifying the research gaps and set future
research agenda to provide clear directions for further research and to
make sure that the IB stream is no running short of exciting ideas for the

*Potential review topics*

Based on the above, we call for literature reviews with research agenda on
different international business-related areas such as (but not limited to):

   - Foreign direct investment (FDI) and MNEs
   - Gradual vs. early and rapid internationalization
   - Born global models/International new ventures/Micro-multinationals
   - International/export marketing in developed countries.
   - International Marketing strategies for emerging markets
   - Outward/inward FDI from/in emerging economies
   - Internationalization opportunities and challenges for SMEs
   - International market selection and foreign entry mode research
   - Cross border mergers and acquisitions (M&As)
   - Global outsourcing of manufactures and licensing
   - Global Outsourcing of services
   - Emergence of BRICS and other developing countries and their relevance
   for IB
   - Global brand management and consumer behaviour
   - Cross-cultural issues
   - International Negotiation and related topics
   - International retailing
   - Impact of organizations such as WTO
   - Free Trade Agreements and Regional Trade Blocks- Antecedents and

Both systematic and narrative reviews as well as meta-analyses are welcome.
At least 25% of the paper, however, should be dedicated for developing
future research agenda with reference to theory, methodology and context.
Potential contributors are recommended to take into account the following
issues at developing their review papers:

*Relevance*: The manuscript should thoroughly review a significant and
important research area within the international business.

*Scope*: Papers of broad interest to international business scholars
worldwide in a variety of specialty areas are greatly preferred.

*Future Work*: The review should convey important implications for future
international business and management scholars and practitioners.

*Contribution*: Reviews should be ideally on topics for which no recent
reviews exist and needs to emphasize how the review will contribute to
future knowledge in that area.

Some recent examples of the most downloaded/cited review articles on
different International Business topics are:

   1. Rosado-Serrano (2018). International Franchising: A Literature
   Review and Research Agenda. *Journal of Business Research*.  85
   2. Paul, J., & Benito, G. R. (2018). A Review of Research on Outward
   Foreign Direct Investment From Emerging Countries, Including China: What Do
   We Know, How Do We Know, and Where Should We Be Heading?. *Asia Pacific
   Business Review*, 24(1), 90-115.
   3. Bailey, N. (2018). Exploring the relationship between institutional
   factors and FDI attractiveness: A meta-analytic review. *International
   Business Review*, 27(1), 139-148.
   4. Paul, J., Parthasarathy, S., & Gupta, P. (2017). Exporting Challenges
   of SMEs: A Review and Future Research Agenda. *Journal of World Business*,
   52(3), 327-342.
   5. Keupp, M.M & Gassman, O. (2009). The Past and the Future of
   International Entrepreneurship: A Review and Suggestions for Developing the
   Field. *Journal of Management*, 35 (3): 600-633.
   6. Canabal, A., & White III, G. O. (2008). Entry Mode Research: Past and
   Future. *International Business Review*, 17(3), 267-284.
   7. Rialp, A., Rialp, J., & Knight, G. A. (2005). The Phenomenon of Early
   Internationalizing Firms: What Do We Know After a Decade (1993–2003) of
   Scientific Inquiry? *International Business Review*, 14(2), 147-166.

*Submission Process*
Between *February 1st and February 28th 2019* authors should submit their
manuscripts online via the International Business Review submission system:

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration
for this Special Issue, it is important that authors select the ‘*SI:
Looking Back*’ option in the “Article Type” step of the submission process.

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