Special Issue "FDI and Institutional Quality: New Insights and Future Perspectives from Emerging and Advanced Economies"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) Impact Factor: 2.075.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor 
Dr. Alfredo Jiménez

Management, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France
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Interests: FDI; Internationalization; Political Risk; Psychic Distance; Multinational Enterprises; Global Virtual Teams
Guest Editor 
Dr. Jeoung Y. Lee

School of Business Management, Hongik University (Sejong, South Korea); Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)
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Interests: FDI; multinational corporations; emerging markets: business groups; knowledge management; organizational learning; transnational learning
Guest Editor 
Dr. Xavier Ordeñana

ESPAE Graduate School of Management, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Interests: FDI, internationalization, emerging markets, global virtual teams, international entrepreneurship

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The influence of institutional quality on the economic environment has been long acknowledged by researchers, notably as a main driver of foreign direct investment (FDI). Despite the abundant literature, the majority of papers analyze advanced and emerging economies either separately or without making a distinction between them. Unfortunately, it is not yet fully understood how the influence of institutional quality varies across contexts. In particular, the idiosyncrasies of emerging economies—typically characterized not only by institutional voids, higher corruption and political risk, and lower financial development, but also by recent higher economic growth—make these countries likely to differ from advanced economies.

The goal of this Special Issue is to expand the existing literature on these themes, by offering new insights and future perspectives about the differences in the relationship between FDI and institutional quality in these two different contexts and the potential repercussions in terms of sustainability for the countries in question.

We invite both conceptual and empirical research on the above themes. We are particularly interested in research combining multiple theoretical backgrounds and methodological approaches, as well as literature reviews or theory papers. Examples of relevant topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

Dr. Alfredo Jiménez
Dr. Jeoung Y. Lee
Dr. Xavier Ordeñana

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


Best regards

Alfredo Jiménez, PhD

Associate Professor
KEDGE Business School
Coordinator "HR, Leadership and Change Management" Master Track
Senior Editor European Journal of International Management

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