Dear friends and colleagues, 


The New Year has come early at International Business Review with the publication of the February 2024 issue (volume 33, issue 1). Happy reading! 


The issue starts with not one, but two, excellent Perspective articles. The first Perspective is authored by Bernhard Dachs, Sara Amoroso, Davide Castellani, Marina Papanastassiou & Max von Zedtwitz on “The internationalisation of R&D: past, present and future.” The authors discuss major trends that will shape the internationalisation of business R&D in the future. They suggest that new scientific discoveries will provide new opportunities to innovate; the growing scientific capabilities in emerging economies will create new hot spots for relevant knowledge; new research activities will emerge from the need to combat climate change; and that digital technologies (including artificial intelligence) will further facilitate coordination and knowledge exchange within MNEs and help to create new products and services.They conclude that IB research should bring nation-states back into the analysis as actors, not as mere locational factors, and build on its rich tradition of embracing multifaceted approaches and transcending intellectual boundaries and explore the dynamics of MNE R&D internationalisation. 


The second Perspective is authored by Stewart Miller, Fiona Moore & Lorraine Eden on “Ethics and international business research: considerations and best practices.” The authors emphasize that ethical research matters; it enables researchers to trust each other and their findings, and provides a basis for society’s trust in the research. They offer guidance to help IB researchers avoid some common ethical pitfalls and to promote best ethical practices. To this end, they identify ethical considerations (mistakes and bad habits) that can occur when applying quantitative or qualitative research methods that involve collecting and analyzing data in IB research. They also identify ethical best practices for data collection and analysis. 


The issue continues with four regular articles on international trade (trademarks; product innovation; export assistance; and country-pair psychic distance); two on corporate social responsibility (dissemination in GVCs; costs of equity); and three on HRM in cross-cultural settings (global virtual teams; language ideologies; female career progression). The issue concludes with articles on advertising expenditure and happiness; foreign subsidiary performance; family firms and cross-border acquisitions; and corruption and intrapreneurship. 


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our authors, our reviewers and our readers for their contributions to the success of the journal, and wish everyone a happy and productive New Year. 


Best wishes 

Roger Strange & Fang Lee Cooke (IBR Editors-in-Chief) 



International Business Review 

Volume 33, Issue 1, February 2024 



Perspective Articles 

The internationalisation of R&D: Past, present and future 

Bernhard Dachs, Sara Amoroso, Davide Castellani, Marina Papanastassiou & Max von Zedtwitz 

Article 102191 


Ethics and international business research: Considerations and best practices 

Stewart R. Miller, Fiona Moore & Lorraine Eden 

Article 102207 



Regular Articles 

Using trademarks to fend off import competition: Evidence from the top R&D-spending companies 

Lorena M. D’Agostino & Stefano Schiavo 

Article 102206 


Exploring relational norms in exporter-importer product innovation co-development: A qualitative study 

Oksana Kantaruk Pierre, Raluca Mogos Descotes & José Pla-Barber 

Article 102197 


A problematization review of export assistance: Debates and future directions 

Eldrede T. Kahiya 

Article 102202 


Distance is the spice, but not the whole enchilada: Country-pair psychic distance stimuli and country fixed effects in a deep learning implementation of the trade flow model 

Wolfgang Messner 

Article 102201 


What drives the dissemination of CSR practices in global value chains? An institutional and psychological perspective 

Laura Kirste, Marc Oberhauser & Dirk Holtbrügge 

Article 102218 


An International Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility, Investor Time Preferences, and Cost of Equity 

Wolfgang Breuer, Till Trauzettel, Torbjörn Müller & Astrid Salzmann 

Article 102194 


A configurational approach for analyzing cultural values and performance in Global Virtual Teams 

Faruk Ţahin, Vas Taras, Fatih Çetin, Ernesto Tavoletti, Duysal Askun & Liviu Florea 

Article 102204 


Perfection, hybridity or shutting up? A cross-country study of how language ideologies shape participation in international business 

Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen, Claudine Gaibrois & Natalie Victoria Wilmot 

Article 102189 


Understanding professional migrant women’s successful career progression within the Big Four in Luxembourg 

Hélčne Langinier, Aline Pereira Pündrich & Akram Al Ariss 

Article 102174 


Exploring multilevel data with deep learning and XAI: The effect of personal-care advertising spending on subjective happiness 

Wolfgang Messner 

Article 102203 


Multinationals’ intraregional geographic expansion and foreign subsidiary performance 

Naoki Ando 

Article 102208 


Family firms and the mixed gamble perspective in cross-border acquisitions: A study of Indian firms 

Mohammad Fuad, Vinod Thakur, Chinmay Pattnaik & Rajesh Jain 

Article 102205 


Corruption and intrapreneurship 

F. Javier Sánchez-Vidal, M. Camino Ramón-Llorens & Maurizio La Rocca 

Article 102173 



Roger Strange

Professor of International Business

Editor-in-Chief, International Business Review

University of Sussex Business School, Room 107A, Jubilee Building

Brighton BN1 9SL, United Kingdom

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