Emerging Issues in International Business Research

Emerging Issues in International Business Research

New Horizons in International Business series

Edited by Masaaki Kotabe and Preet S. Aulakh

Top scholars in the field of international business (IB) contribute to this comprehensive analysis of the current state-of-the-art in IB research. The focus of the book is to examine the current state of international business research from an issue-oriented approach rather than the functional approaches that have been characteristic in the recent evolution of the field. In evaluating the current state and future research directions in research areas unique to international business, the book is structured in three parts: the macro-environment, interactions between business and institutions, and competition and strategy.

Preface

Edited by Masaaki Kotabe and Preet S. Aulakh

Subjects: business and management, international business

Extract

The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses. In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization. Thus, to international business scholars, globalization poses unique challenges in terms of analyzing the appropriateness of existing models and paradigms to the new external reality as well as incorporating the changes due to the integrated world economy into new theoretical and normative frameworks. In light of this challenge, the Institute of Global Management Studies at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, sponsored an International Business Forum during 7–8 April 2000, under the title, ‘Emerging Issues in International Business Research’. The purpose of this forum was to bring together both leading scholars and young rising stars in international business studies in order to open a dialogue as to the current status and future direction of the discipline as it confronts the challenges of globalization. Three broad themes (macro-environment, business–institution interfaces, and strategy and competition) provided the framework of this research forum, and thus that of this book. Each invited scholar was asked to prepare a paper on one topic within the broad theme that not only discusses the state of the current knowledge on that topic but also provides...

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