JIBS Special Collections

Language in International Business

Developing a Field

Editors: Brannen, Mary Yoko, Mughan, Terry (Eds.)

  • Provides thorough historical review of the research on language in business in the world’s leading IB journal highlighting eight path-changing articles
  • Gives guided readings of how language was viewed in seminal publications in the areas of strategy, marketing and cross-cultural management
  • Includes suggestions for future research topics and methodological advice for language researchers in IB
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Tracing the treatment of language in international business as represented in the Journal of International Business Studies, this seminal collection critically explores the conceptualizations of language that have been adopted or ignored by international business scholars over the years and showcases nine articles that have played an important role in establishing and advancing the field. In today’s increasingly globalized context of business, significantly richer theories from interdisciplinary perspectives are needed to explain the complexity of the interplay between multiple facets of language and how they affect day-to-day operations. With insights from linguistics, psychology and organizational theory, Language in International Business provides an assessment of scholarly efforts to uncover the profound impact that language has on global business today and proposes some important ways in which this nascent field of language in international business may be further advanced.

Chapter 9 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attributtion NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

The Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is an official publication of the Academy of International Business and is the top-ranked journal in the field of international business. The goal of JIBS is to publish insightful, innovative and impactful research on international business. JIBS is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology. For more information, visit www.jibs.net.

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. A global community of scholars and researchers for the creation and dissemination of knowledge about international business and policy issues, the AIB transcends the boundaries of single academic disciplines and managerial functions to enhance business education and practice. For more information, visit aib.msu.edu 

About the authors

Mary Yoko Brannen is the Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair and Professor of International Business at the University of Victoria, Canada, and served as Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies from 2011-2016. A Fellow of the Academy of International Business, Professor Brannen is internationally recognized as an expert in cross-cultural management, ethnomethodology and qualitative studies of complex cultural organizational phenomena.

Terry Mughan is Professor of International Business at Royal Roads University, Canada. He has published widely on business internationalization including articles in The Language Learning Journal, European Business Review and International Marketing Management. Professor Mughan speaks French and German fluently and has taught both languages in universities and companies during his career. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brannen, Mary Yoko (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Methodological Considerations in Cross-national Consumer Research

    Green, Robert T. (et al.)

    Pages 20-32

  • Cross-cultural Interaction: The International Comparison Fallacy?

    Adler, Nancy J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • The Multinational Corporation as a Multilingual Community: Language and Organization in a Global Context

    Luo, Yadong (et al.)

    Pages 59-92

  • Language Policies and Practices in Wholly Owned Foreign Subsidiaries: A Recontextualization Perspective

    Peltokorpi, Vesa (et al.)

    Pages 93-138

Buy this book

eBook £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42745-4
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £86.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42744-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language in International Business
Book Subtitle
Developing a Field
Editors
  • Mary Yoko Brannen
  • Terry Mughan
Series Title
JIBS Special Collections
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42745-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42745-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42744-7
Series ISSN
2397-8775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 308
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