Journal of World Business - Special Issue Call for Papers STATE CAPITALISM IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT Submission period - from December 01 to December 31, 2018 GUEST EDITORS Mike Wright, Imperial College London, UK Geoffrey Wood, University of Essex, UK Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University, USA Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal Anna Grosman, Loughborough University, UK SUPERVISING EDITOR Jonathan Doh, Villanova University, USA Recent studies have pointed out that new forms of state capitalism developed over the last 20-25 years are substantially different from state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that operated in the 1970s and the 1980s. While traditional SOEs used to be focused mostly on domestic markets, international operations are critically important for modern state-affiliated corporations owned or supported by the state. An emerging stream of articles published recently have explored how state ownership is associated with internationalization, focusing mostly on how SOEs enter foreign markets and whether state ownership constitutes an advantage or an obstacle for international expansion. We aim to develop further this stream of research by exploring the effect of national and international context on operations of state-affiliated corporations. Existing studies that explore SOEs' strategies, governance, internationalization, and performance tend to make general conclusions about the implications of state control. While SOEs in different countries share some important characteristics, we believe that the current literature does not do justice to substantial cross-national differences in how state-affiliated MNCs operate and how they are governed. With the proposed special issue, we aim to stimulate more research that explores how national and international context affects operations of state-affiliated corporations. Potential topics for the Special Issue submissions We encourage qualitative and large-n studies that advance knowledge about state-affiliated MNCs that heavily rely on state support for their international expansion by exploring the following topics: * How state support helps state-affiliated MNCs to enter foreign markets * Financial protectionism and state-affiliated MNCs * Politics at home and abroad, and state-affiliated MNCs * Which regions and industries do state-affiliated MNCs prefer to enter? * Home / host country corruption and operations of state-affiliated MNCs * Strategies of state-affiliated MNC in host countries with highly competitive environment * Acquisitions and strategic alliances as entry modes used by state-affiliated MNCs Potential topics about the role of national context in shaping cross-national differences in models of state capitalism include, but are not limited to the following: * How national context affects corporate governance and management practices of state-affiliated corporations (targeting domestic markets or foreign markets) * How social responsibility expectations are defined for state-affiliated corporations in different national contexts * State capitalism and "institutional voids" * Politics, power and state-affiliated corporations * Institutional infrastructure that enables new forms of state capitalism * Cross-national differences in how states provide support for "national champions" (loans, stock participation, subsidies, licenses, tax breaks, political support, etc.) * Cross-national differences in how states maintain control over strategic industries (oil & gas, electric power, transport, banking, etc.) These topics are not meant to be exhaustive but merely illustrative of topics that would be suitable for the Special Issue. We seek manuscripts offering either theoretical or empirical contributions, but prefer submissions offering both. Submission Process Authors should submit their manuscripts online via the Journal of World Business EVISE submission system between the 1st and the 31st of December 2018. The link for submitting manuscript is: https://www.evise.com/profile/#/JWB/login. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration for this Special Issue, it is important that authors select "SI: State Capitalism" when reaching the "Article Type" step in the submission process. Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Journal of World Business Guide for Authors available at http://www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-world-business/1090-9516/guide-for-authors. All submitted manuscripts will be subject to the Journal of World Business's blind review process. Questions about the Special Issue may be directed to the guest editors: * Mike Wright, Imperial College London, UK ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) * Geoffrey Wood, University of Essex, UK ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) * Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University, USA ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) * Ilya Okhmatovskiy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) * Anna Grosman, Loughborough University, UK ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) The full version of this Call for Papers is available at the Journal of World Business website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-world-business/call-for-papers/-state-capitalism-in-international-context ========================================== Ilya Okhmatovskiy NOVA School of Business and Economics Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal www.researchgate.net/profile/Ilya_Okhmatovskiy<http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ilya_Okhmatovskiy> ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. 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