Call for Papers to a session on Fourth Industrial Revolution in International Business Contexts;

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Call for Papers for session on


Fourth Industrial Revolution in International Business Contexts



The recent emergence of Industry 4.0 technologies has an overwhelming disruptive effect on the global economy as a whole, and strategies and operations of multinational enterprises in particular. The changes, broadly termed as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are unprecedented both in scale and complexity of challenges they present to the environment, societies, economies and businesses alike (de Man & Strandhagen, 2017; Eden, 2018; Koh et al., 2019; Leydesdorff, 2018; Manesh et al., 2020; Maynard, 2015; Müller et al., 2018; Piccarozzi et al., 2018; Schwab, 2017; Totterdill, 2017; Xing & Marwala, 2017). A number of recent papers (e.g. (Liu, 2017; Strange & Zucchella, 2017, Danko, 2021) identified several IB-focused problem-areas, however there is scarce academic debate on significance and implications of these new developments for international business. The session welcomes conceptual and empirical contributions exploring international business aspects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which may be addressing, but not limited to, the following themes:

        theoretical and methodological challenges that the fourth industrial revolution poses to international business as an academic discipline

        expanding and questioning IB theoretical perspectives in Fourth Industrial Revolution contexts

        methodological approaches to studying Fourth Industrial Revolution in international business

        multinational enterprises perceptions of and responses to Fourth Industrial Revolution

        Fourth Industrial Revolution implications for international business strategy and operations

        Fourth Industrial Revolution implications for global supply chain management, marketing, human resources management

        MNEs best practice responses to Fourth Industrial Revolution disruptions

        IB policy challenges and responses to Fourth Industrial Revolution



Registration and Submission

We welcome submissions of competitive papers (full paper), interactive papers (abstract required), as well as PhD work in progress (abstract required).

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Submission deadline – 30th of July 2021

Session convenors:

Dr Paweł Capik ([log in to unmask]), University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Professor Taras Danko ([log in to unmask]), National Technical University/Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Kharkiv, Ukraine











Dr Paweł Capik

Senior Lecturer in International Business


Bristol Business School  I  University of the West of England

Frenchay Campus  I  Bristol  I  BS16 1QY  I  UK

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Selected publications:

Intensity of foreign investment promotion and development levels in Central–Eastern European regions (paper; 2021)

Foreign Investment Promotion: Governance and Implementation in Central Eastern European Regions (book; 2019)

Relocation of Economic Activity: Contemporary Theory and Practice in Local, Regional and Global Perspectives (book; 2018)


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