University of Bremen, Germany
Area Scope: Holds overall responsibility for papers accepted for publication in the journal. Takes particular responsibility for manuscripts related to institutional theory, coevolution and MNE impact on host countries. Invites Perspective papers and Commentaries.
Ari Van Assche
HEC Montreal, Canada
Title: Deputy Editor
Area Scope: The Deputy Editor aids the Editor-in-Chief in developing and promoting the journal. In addition, the Deputy Editor acts as the Reviewing Editor responsible for conducting the first-stage screening of all submissions and performing desk rejects.
Academy of International Business, USA
Title: Managing Editor
Area Scope: The Managing Editor is responsible for coordinating the peer-review and publication processes and is the central point of contact among authors, reviewers, editorial team, and publisher.
Essex Business School, UK
Editorial Area: Innovation, Intellectual Property and Development
Area Scope: Studies examining the international dimensions of product innovation, technology trade between nations, R&D and collaboration in innovation, intellectual property Rights regimes and their effect on innovation, trade and FDI, inclusive innovation and technology creation and acquisition by emerging market MNEs. Papers employing analytical, archival and experimental methodologies, as well as papers that combine methodologies, are welcome.
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Editorial Area: Emerging Markets; African Business, Migration and Development
Area Scope: Studies examining emerging markets, both how firms from high income countries interact with governments in lower income countries, or how firms from emerging markets interact with governments in the countries to which they internationalize. Issues of knowledge sharing and mobility, for example diasporas, returnees, scientific collaboration and the legal implications of those (e.g. visa regimes and intellectual property protection) are particularly welcome.
American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Editorial Area: International Corporate Finance and Governance
Area Scope: Studies examining the determinants, outcomes and policy implications of firms’ decisions in an international context of institutionally diverse countries. Privatization; governance; political risk and uncertainty; economic reforms; international finance; state ownership; M&As; sovereign wealth funds.
University of Leeds, UK
Editorial Area: International Business Policy
Area Scope: Pro-internationalization policy; policy toward inward FDI; China & international business policy; the European Union & international business policy; policy towards entrepreneurial firms. Theory development and links between theory and practice in the area of international business policy.
University of Manchester, UK
Editorial Area: MNEs, FDI and Impact on Host Economies; Linkages and Knowledge Transfer
Area Scope: Policy issues related to the impact of MNE strategies, knowledge transfer and linkages in host economies. FDI, economic development and regionalization; MNE linkages in host economies; multinational buyer-supplier relations; inter- and intra-firm knowledge transfer and acquisition; business in emerging markets and in Asia.
Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
Editorial Area: Government-Business Relations
Area Scope: Government-business relations; bargaining; foreign direct investment; trade policy; FDI policy; international finance; corruption; emerging markets; Latin America; Africa; Middle East; financial services; petroleum industry.
Reading University, UK
Editorial Area: Responsible Investment and Development; Asian Business
Area Scope: Studies examining responsible investment and development in developing countries, including in key sectors and industries (e.g. agriculture, electronics and infrastructure) and regions (e.g. Africa and Asia). Papers employing qualitative and experimental methodologies, as well as papers that combine methodologies, are welcome, as is multidisciplinary research.
Temple University, USA
Editorial area: Innovation Policy; Clusters and FDI Location; Global Value Chains
Area Scope: Studies focused on the international dimensions of R&D, innovation and knowledge management, science policy, as well as the role of multinational firms in national and regional economic development. The implications for policy makers must be an integral part of all studies.
University of Minnesota, USA
Editorial Area: Business and Law; Political Economy
Area Scope: Studies examining the international business investment and risk management implications of policy trends in developed and (particularly) developing countries: industry deregulation and privatization; trade, investment and travel/migration liberalization; political democratization. Papers employing analytical, archival, and quasi-experimental methods as well as papers combining methodologies are welcome.
Rob van Tulder
RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Editorial Area: Global Goals/Challenges; International Business and International Governance; Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Processes
Area Scope: Studies examining the multidimensional aspects of business management, stressing sustainability issues and the contribution of companies to either solving or creating societal problems. The approach to these challenges at the moment in particular includes cooperation between different actors: governments, corporations, civil society organizations. They are aimed ‘grand societal challenges’ like the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) in which the participation of Multinationals is applauded or criticized. I am looking forward to a more balanced account of these activities as well as studies that critically look at the societal ‘impact’ of these activities. Moreover, studies applying action research related methodologies are welcome.