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Please distribute the following Call For Chapters to your subscribership at the Academy of International Business at your earliest convenience: 

Additional Information:


Bryan Christiansen, Global Training Group, Ltd. (United Kingdom) 
John Branch, University of Michigan (USA) 
Joanna Karmowska, Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: September 25, 2019
Full Chapters Due: October 25, 2019
Submission Date: December 6, 2019


Business performance is a critical issue today in an era of global hypercompetition. Organizations of all sizes must be concerned with operational and human productivity which form the backbone of business performance as well as national prosperity per Drucker (2002) and economic growth per OECD (2015). As such, cultural factors play a key role which include issues such as Geert Hofstede's six dimensions of national culture: Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Individualism/Collectivism, Masculinity/Femininity, Long/Short Term Orientation, and Indulgence/Restraint. This publication ties all of these components together and places them in one volume for the reader to consider regarding future research directions in a variety of business-related fields like operations management, productivity improvement, human resources management, and organizational effectiveness.


This book should be published because it enhances work already completed in the field in 2012; namely, "Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism". The other proposed topics not covered in this 2012 book will add value to the fields of productivity and business performance within the context of cultural influences.

Target Audience

The primary target for this publication is scholars and practitioners who are interested in how national culture influences business performance and productivity in global hypercompetition. The secondary target is graduate students with the same interests.

Recommended Topics

International Business and Trade 
Human and Organizational Productivity 
Organizational Effectiveness and Improvement 
Total Factor Productivity 
Cultural Dimensions 
Socialization Theory 
Diversity Management 
Global Hypercompetition 
Human Resource Management 
Foreign Business Environments 
Firm Performance 
Performance Management Systems 
Competitive Advantage 
Regional Competitiveness 
Technological Change 
Operations Management 
International Expansion and Entry Mode Choice 
Language Management 
Workplace Conflict 
Economic Development 
International Economics 
Economic Geography 
Cultural Models 
Social Capital 
Employment, Underemployment, and Unemployment 
Deglobalization, Globalization and Hyperglobalization 
Income Inequality 
Global Skills Gaps 
Bicultural Management 
Emerging Markets 
Cultural Indoctrination 
Strategic Planning 
Contemporary Leadership 
Decision Sciences 
Corporate Culture 
Financial Performance 
Business Models 
Disruptive Change Management 
Industry-level Productivity Growth 
Organizational Excellence 
Quality Systems 
Management Methodology 

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before September 25, 2019, a chapter proposal no more than 1,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by October 1, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 25, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project. 

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Managerial Strategies for Navigating Economic Nationalism. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. 
All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

Full submission: October 25, 2019 
Review results due to authors: November 22, 2019 
Revisions due from authors: December 6, 2019


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