Dear all, In celebration of the International Journal of Emerging Markets' (IJoEM) growth in reach and quality, we would like to present this virtual issue, now available to access for free until the 29 February. IJoEM continues to reach new audiences. In 2019 IJoEM achieved its highest downloads figure yet, totalling 75,832 over the course of the year: a 22% increase from 3 years previously. IJoEM also received its first Impact Factor (2.067), and was upgraded to a B in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List. These achievements would not be possible without the efforts of our authors and editorial team members, who we thank for their dedication. This free-access virtual issue comprises of the following papers, all of which are accessible on Emerald Insight: Doing favors in the Arab world<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOEM-06-2018-0292/full/html> by Ron Berger, Ram Herstein, Daniel McCarthy and Sheila Puffer China goes global: provenance, projection, performance and policy<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOEM-06-2018-0292/full/html> by Peter Buckley The springboard network: multinationals in Latin America<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-07-2016-0172/full/html> by Federico Quesada Chaves Technological innovation as a source of Chinese multinationals' firm-specific advantages and internationalization<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOEM-02-2017-0059/full/html> by Shaowei He, Zaheer Khan, Yong Kyu Lew and Grahame Fallon Springing from where? How emerging market firms become multinational enterprises<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-09-2017-0324/full/html> by Jean-Franšois Hennart Re-orienting the paradigm: path dependence in FDI theory and the emerging multinationals<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-04-2017-0123/full/html> by Jan Knoerich M&As in Africa - effects of law and governance<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJOEM-05-2018-0223/full/html> by Alex Lundqvist, Eva Liljeblom, Anders L÷flund and Benjamin Maury The largest financial groups from emerging economies: Location determinants of foreign affiliates and cultural differences<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-03-2016-0075/full/html> by J. Francois Outreville The influence of political risk, inertia and imitative behavior on the location choice of Chinese multinational enterprises: Does state ownership matter?<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-11-2016-0298/full/html> by Diego Quer, Enrique Claver and Laura Rienda Emerging market multinationals and the concept of ownership advantages<https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJoEM-08-2017-0319/full/html> by Peter Williamson and Feng Wan Are you interested? IJoEM<https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=IJOEM> is open for submissions. Please visit the journal homepage to view the aims and scope, or to submit a paper directly. If you require more information, please contact Hayley Coulson [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Best wishes, IJoEM Editorial Team Hayley Coulson Publisher | Emerald Publishing [cid:[log in to unmask]]<https://emeraldopenresearch.com/?utm_source=egp&utm_medium=cta_image&utm_campaign=ace_eor_launch_20181203> Emerald Publishing Limited, Registered Office: Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 3080506, VAT No. GB 665 3593 06 ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.