Dear Colleagues,


I would like to bring to your attention the TOC for the latest issue (54(4) of the Journal of World Business. This issue includes articles for the special issue on “National corporate governance and the multinational enterprise”. The articles in the special issue examine the factors of convergence and divergence in corporate governance of emerging and developed market economies, with a focus on firm internationalization. There are several other interesting articles in the regular issue that examine important, phenomenon based issues such as those pertaining to the belt and road initiative and a different way to look at the intellectual property regime in China. Hope you like the collection of article in this issue.






Special Section on "National corporate governance and the multinational enterprise" Guest Edited by Sumon Bhaumik, Nigel Driffield, Ajai Gaur, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Paul Vaaler

Corporate governance and MNE strategies in emerging economies

Sumon Bhaumik, Nigel Driffield, Ajai Gaur, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Paul Vaaler

Pages 234-243

National institutional systems, foreign ownership and firm performance: The case of understudied countries

Michael Carney, Saul Estrin, Zhixiang Liang, Daniel Shapiro

Pages 244-257

Lost in translation? Corporate governance, independent boards and blockholder appropriation

Anna Grosman, Ruth V. Aguilera, Mike Wright

Pages 258-272

Leaving home: An institutional perspective on intermediary HQ relocations

Alfredo Valentino, Jan Schmitt, Benno Koch, Phillip C. Nell

Pages 273-284

Value relevance of multinational directorship and cross-listing on MNEs national governance disclosure practices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Nigeria

Geofry Areneke, Danson Kimani

Pages 285-306

Beyond merger syndrome and cultural differences: New avenues for research on the “human side” of global mergers and acquisitions (M&As)

Riikka M. Sarala, Eero Vaara, Paulina Junni

Pages 307-321

Institutional investors and international investments in emerging economy firms: A behavioral risk perspective

Vidya Sukumara Panicker, Sumit Mitra, Rajesh Srinivas Upadhyayula

Pages 322-334


Regular Articles

Potential and recognized boundary spanners in multinational corporations

Kristiina Mäkelä, Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen, Mats Ehrnrooth, Alexei Koveshnikov

Pages 335-349

The belt and road initiative, cultural friction and ethnicity: Their effects on the export performance of SMEs in China

Jiatao Li, Bin Liu, Gongming Qian

Pages 350-359

Backshoring strategy and the adoption of Industry 4.0: Evidence from Europe

Alessandro Ancarani, Carmela Di Mauro, Francesco Mascali

Pages 360-371

Outward FDI and profitability of emerging economy firms: Diversifying from home resource dependence in early stage internationalization

Lin Cui, Ying Xu

Pages 372-386

The acculturative stress of host country managers working at MNC subsidiaries: Determinants and effects

Khan-Pyo Lee, Jun-Young Bae, Byung Hee Lee, Jang-Ho Choi

Pages 387-398

Re-conceptualizing intellectual property regimes in international business research: Foreign-friendliness paradoxes facing MNCs in China

Dan Prud’homme

Pages 399-419



Ajai Gaur


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