Dear Colleagues

Our Programmatic Issue is now available to access for free until the 23 December 2019.


We are pleased to offer this collection of free access articles to showcase the aims

of critical perspectives of international business ahead of the journal’s 15th birthday in 2020.


Since its launch, cpoib has handled submissions by authors from more than 70 countries and has

published 290 articles and in 2010, five years after inception, cpoib received Emerald’s best new journal award.


The Programmatic Issue comprises of the following papers, all of which are accessible for free on Emerald Insight:


Societally engaged, critical International Business research: A programmatic view on the role and contribution of cpoib 

by Christoph Dörrenbächer and Snejina Michailova

Understanding Cross-Border Crime: The Value of International Business Research

by Peter Enderwick

Modern Slavery and International Business Scholarship: The Governance Nexus

by Brent Burmester, Snejina Michailova and Christina Stringer

Global health and international business: New frontiers of International Business research

by Frederick Ahen

MNCs’ corporate environmental responsibility in emerging and developing economies: Towards an action research approach

by Florian Becker-Ritterspach, Katharina Simbeck and Raghda El Ebrashi

Corporate engagement in humanitarian action: Concepts, challenges, and areas for international business research

by Jasper Hotho and Verena Girschik

Luxury International Business: A Critical Review and Agenda for Research

by Joanne Roberts

Critical and Mainstream International Business Research: Making Critical IB an Integral Part of a Societally Engaged International Business Discipline

by Christoph Dörrenbächer and Jens Gammelgaard

Critical Engagement in International Business: Creating meaning for a broad constituency

by George M. Cairns


cpoib is open for submissions. Please visit the journal homepage to view the aims and scope, or to submit a paper directly.

You can view more of the Business, Management & Strategy eJournal collection here.


If you require more information, please contact:


Christoph Dörrenbächer, co-editor in chief [log in to unmask]   

Snejina Michailova,  co-editor in chief  [log in to unmask]

Rudolf Sinkovics, incoming co-editor in chief [log in to unmask]



Best wishes,
The cpoib Editorial Team



Dr. Christoph Dörrenbächer

Professor of Organizational Design and Behavior in International Business

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Badensche Strasse 50/51

D-10825 Berlin


Tel. 0049-30-30877-1491 (university office)

Tel. 0049-491-9992963 (home office)


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Director: Berlin Institute for International Business Studies (BIIBS)


Co-editor in chief: 'critical perspectives on international business' (cpoib)


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