Dear friends and colleagues, 

The first issue for 2019 of Global Strategy Journal is a special issue on the microfoundations of global strategy. You can find the table of contents below. 

We have an open call for papers for a special issue on institutions and entrepreneurship, with a deadline of August 31, 2019. You can find more information here:

Finally, the 2018 GSJ Best Paper Prize went to Jean-Francois Hennart, for his paper "Emerging Market Multinationals and the Theory of the Multinational Enterprise" which was published in August 2012.

Best wishes, Alvaro, Ram and Torben, co-editors

Cover Image Global Strategy Journal
Volume 9, Issue 1
Microfoundations of Global Strategy: Role of Leadership and Manager Characteristics

Pages: 1-147

February 2019


Viewing global strategy through a microfoundations lens
Farok Contractor, Nicolai J. Foss, Sumit Kundu, Somnath Lahiri

Pages: 3-18 | First Published: 24 October 2018

The CEO as a key microfoundation of global strategy: Task demands, CEO origin, and the CEO's international background
Sven Kunisch, Markus Menz, Albert A. Cannella Jr.

Pages: 19-41 | First Published: 15 November 2017

Microfoundations of firm internationalization: The owner CEO effect
Raveendra Chittoor, Preet S. Aulakh, Sougata Ray

Pages: 42-65 | First Published: 05 December 2017

The microfoundations of subsidiary initiatives: How subsidiary manager activities unlock entrepreneurship
Dónal O'Brien, Pamela Sharkey Scott, Ulf Andersson, Tina Ambos, Na Fu

Pages: 66-91 | First Published: 18 December 2017

A microfoundations approach to studying innovation in multinational subsidiaries
N. Nuruzzaman, Ajai S. Gaur, Rakesh B. Sambharya

Pages: 92-116 | First Published: 18 December 2017

Theories of the multinational firm: A microfoundational perspective
Liena Kano, Alain Verbeke

Pages: 117-147 | First Published: 16 November 2018


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Recent books: 

Mexican Multinationals: Building Multinationals in Emerging Markets. Cambridge University Press

State-Owned Multinationals: Governments in Global Business. Palgrave  

Recent articles:

Pro-market institutions and global strategy: The pendulum of pro-market reforms and reversals. Journal of International Business Studies

Thanks but no thanks: State-owned multinationals from emerging markets and host-country policies. Journal of International Business Policy

Dynamics of pro-market institutions and firm performance. Journal of International Business Studies

The evolution of business groups’ corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics

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