Special Issue Call for Papers

Building International Business and Societal Resilience in an Uncertain
Global Environment

Special Issue Co-Editors

*	Luis Alfonso Dau, Guest Editor (Northeastern University, USA)
*	Elizabeth Moore, Guest Editor (Northeastern University, USA)
*	William Newburry, AIB Insights Editor (Florida International
University, USA)

AIB Insights is a peer-reviewed journal publishing Actionable International
Business Insights. Short, topical, thought-provoking articles should be akin
to written “TED Talks” with an applied/actionable focus that is heavy on
insights, but light on references, jargon, and methods. These insights must
be relevant to the international business (IB) community of researchers,
practitioners, policy makers, and educators. With this call, we invite
submissions that offer novel and applied insights for addressing the topic
of building IB and societal resilience in an uncertain global environment
that is facing multiple disruptions.

Resilience - the capability to anticipate, cope, recover from, and adapt to
both periodic shocks and major disruptions - is called for at various levels
(e.g., global, national, firm, individual) in order to cultivate
preparedness as global crises, both man-made and natural, continue to
proliferate (Flynn, 2007; Linkov, Eisenberg, Bates, Chang, Convertino,
Allen, Flynn, & Seager, 2013; Sutcliffe & Vogus, 2003). Man-made crises,
such as terrorism, continue to make communities vulnerable and to pressure
firms to build resilience (Abrahms, Dau, & Moore, 2019; Branzei & Abdelnour,
2010; Czinkota, Knight, Leisch & Steen, 2010), while non man-made crises
like natural disasters and health epidemics may mandate a different set of
strategic choices (Oh & Oetzel, 2022). Given the rise in both type and
volume of uncertainty in the global business environment characterized by
disruptions, disturbances, and an unprecedented level of uncertainty,
possessing the tools and skills needed to be resilient is critical for the
survival of multinational corporations (MNCs) and the communities and
societies in which they operate (Ciravegna & Michailova, 2022; Dau & Moore,
2020a; b).

Considering these increasingly visible IB challenges, this Special Issue of
AIB Insights seeks novel and actionable insights that provide guidance to
MNCs, government policy makers, and other IB stakeholders as they consider
how best to foster resilience in the current global environment.

List of Illustrative Topics

*         What does resilience mean in the context of the global IB

*         How do different types of global disruptions mandate similar or
different resilience strategies?

*         What stakeholders need to be involved to ensure IB resilience in
the context of global disruptions?

*         What role do MNCs have in fostering community and societal
resilience? Moreover, can MNCs leverage their own resilience to promote
community and societal resilience?

*         How can stakeholders best work together to ensure resilience? What
frameworks will encourage this cooperation?

*         Is resilience multidimensional? What types of resilience will be
most needed by MNCs in coming years?

*         How do resilience issues interact with other challenges MNCs will
face in the coming decades?

*         What can policy makers do to ensure an environment that supports
resilience of both communities and MNCs?

*         What can educators do to ensure MNC and policy leaders have the
skills needed to support a resilient environment?

*         How can MNCs leverage formal institutions (e.g., laws and
regulations) and informal institutions (e.g., unwritten norms) (see Dau et
al., 2022) across their networks of home and host country operations in
order to develop a globally resilient organizational structure?

*         How can MNCs make use of non-market strategy as a means of
building international resilience?

*         How can MNCs leverage different organizational structures (e.g.,
business groups, industry associations, international partnerships, business
clusters, network structures, intergovernmental organizations) to enhance
their business resilience across markets?

This list of topics is not exhaustive and we welcome other relevant papers
as well.

Submission Process

AIB Insights is the Academy of International Business official publication
that provides an outlet for short (around 2500 words), interesting, topical,
current and thought-provoking articles. Colleagues interested in submitting
to this Special Issue should consult the AIB Insights
<> Editorial Policy and use the
<> Online Manuscript Submission
System. Please mention “Special Issue: IB Resilience” in your cover letter
when submitting your manuscript.


Full manuscript submission deadline is November 15, 2022. Expected
publication of the Special Issue is in summer 2023 around the time of the
annual AIB conference in Warsaw, Poland on a similar theme.


Abrahms, M., Dau, L. A., & Moore, E. M. (2019). Terrorism and corporate
social responsibility: Testing the impact of attacks on CSR behavior.
Journal of International Business Policy, 2(3), 237-257.

Branzei, O., & Abdelnour, S. (2010). Another day, another dollar: Enterprise
resilience under terrorism in developing countries. Journal of International
Business Studies, 41(5), 804-825.

Ciravegna, L., & Michailova, S. (2022). Why the world economy needs, but
will not get, more globalization in the post-COVID-19 decade. Journal of
International Business Studies, 53(1), 172-186.

Czinkota, M. R., Knight, G., Liesch, P. W., & Steen, J. (2010). Terrorism
and international business: A research agenda. Journal of International
Business Studies, 41(5), 826-843.

Dau, L. A., Chacar, A., Lyles, M., & Li, J. (2022). Informal institutions
and international business: Toward an integrative research agenda. Journal
of International Business Studies (in press).

Dau, L. A., & Moore, E. (2020). Developing New England Business Recovery and
Resilience in Response to COVID-19. Northeastern University’s Global
Resilience Institute White Paper Series (Funded by a grant from US FEMA).
Available at

Dau, L. A., & Moore, E. (2020). A global disruption requires a global
response: Policies for building international business resilience for this
and future pandemics. Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute
White Paper Series (Funded by a grant from US FEMA). Available at:

Flynn, S. (2007). The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation.
Random House.

Linkov, I., Eisenberg, D. A., Bates, M. E., Chang, D.,  Convertino, M.,
Allen, J. H., Flynn, S. E. & Seager, T. P. (2013). Measurable resilience for
actionable policy: 10108-10110.

Oh, C. H., & Oetzel, J. (2022). Multinational enterprises and natural
disasters: Challenges and opportunities for IB research. Journal of
International Business Studies, 53(2), 231-254.

Sutcliffe, K. & Vogus, T. (2003). Organizing for resilience. In Cameron, K.,
Dutton, J. E. and Quinn, R. W. (Eds), Positive Organizational Scholarship.
San Francisco, CA: Berrett‐Koehler, 94-110.

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