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Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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IMP J.     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.163, h-index: 4)
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Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.375, h-index: 32)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 21)
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Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.515, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.416, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 25)
Intl. J. of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.763, h-index: 38)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.329, h-index: 35)
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Intl. J. of Development Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.225, h-index: 7)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.424, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.179, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.25, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.694, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Event and Festival Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.32, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.638, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Health Care Quality Assurance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.352, h-index: 32)
Intl. J. of Health Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.277, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Housing Markets and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.201, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Human Rights in Healthcare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.13, h-index: 2)
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Intl. J. of Innovation Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 5)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.258, h-index: 10)
Intl. J. of Intelligent Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 2)
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Intl. J. of Law in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, h-index: 2)
Intl. J. of Leadership in Public Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Intl. J. of Lean Six Sigma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.562, h-index: 15)
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Intl. J. of Mentoring and Coaching in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
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Intl. J. of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.594, h-index: 32)
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Intl. J. of Public Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.272, h-index: 37)
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Intl. J. of Retail & Distribution Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, h-index: 36)
Intl. J. of Service Industry Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, h-index: 25)
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Intl. J. of Structural Integrity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.325, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Sustainability in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.616, h-index: 29)
Intl. J. of Tourism Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Web Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.208, h-index: 13)
Intl. J. of Wine Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Workplace Health Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 8)
Intl. Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.076, h-index: 57)
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Journal Cover Critical Perspectives on International Business
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   ISSN (Print) 1742-2043
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  • Divergent patterns in institutional entrepreneurship of MNCs in emerging
           economies
    • First page: 186
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Purpose – Starting from a critical review of the International Business (IB) literature on institutional voids, we develop a theoretical framework that addresses the question of how and why MNCs from developed economies engage in divergent patterns of institutional entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Design/methodology/approach Design/methodology/approach – We combine IB’s concept of institutional voids with Comparative Capitalism’s insights into the institutional embeddedness of firm capabilities and institutional entrepreneurship. This theoretical cross-fertilisation is instrumental in developing a refined understanding of institutional voids and how MNCs proactively engage with them. Findings Findings – We emphasise the notion of institutional voids as a relative concept and, thereby, move away from an ethnocentric view of emerging markets as ‘empty spaces’ that are void of institutions. Our framework proposes that MNCs from liberal and coordinated market economies experience institutional voids differently and engage in different patterns of institutional entrepreneurship. Research limitations/implications Research limitations/implications – The main limitation of our work is that we restrict our propositions to the country-of-origin effect and that we draw on anecdotal evidence only. Based on these limitations we call for a more comprehensive research agenda in our conclusion. Practical implications Originality/value Originality/value: The paper provides a new and critical perspective of the mainstream International Business concept of institutional voids. Our key contribution is to highlight that the home country institutional context may substantially matter in how MNCs perceive and respond to institutional voids in emerging markets.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:24:14Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-06-2016-0024
       
  • Strategic Management Research on Emerging Economies: Cultural Imperialism
           in Universalizing Research Paradigms
    • First page: 204
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose Universalizing approaches to knowledge when combined with a dominating cultural discourse is problematic for management research paradigms as “West meets East”. Our study examines the case of the rapidly expanding, mainstream strategic management research in and on emerging economies through a critical perspective. Design/methodology/approach We analyse the Strategic Management Society’s special conferences and workshops on “Emerging India” that aimed to write a fresh chapter of research on India as an emerging economy, using the methodology of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). We treat this conference as representative of several such conferences and workshops being organized in emerging economies. Findings The results detect some troubling undercurrents of privilege and marginalization. We find support for a dominating cultural discourse embedded in the rapidly expanding, universalizing strategic management research perspectives in and on emerging economies. Research limitations/implications The implications for indigenous knowledge creation is discussed with a concluding call for academic reflexivity through revisiting different philosophies of science in management research and studying the social mechanisms of international knowledge exchange. Originality/value The theoretical framework combining the process of universalizing knowledge (Bordieu & Wacquant, 1999) with a dominating cultural discourse sustained through a system of pressures and constraints (Said, 1978, 1993) is an original contribution. The choice of an emerging economy site is not very common and the use of CDA on an event like a conference is valuable to research methodology.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:24:16Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-05-2016-0012
       
  • Is Social Upgrading Occurring in South Asia’s Apparel Industry?
    • First page: 226
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose This paper examines the relationship between economic upgrading (implementing higher value activities) and social upgrading (improvements in worker’s rights and employment) of supplier firms in global value chains (GVCs) governed by multinational corporations (MNCs). This paper answers Buckley and Ghauri’s (2004), and Buckley & Strange (2015) calls to incorporate other theoretical approaches within the international business (IB) literature. Furthermore, the paper also responds to Lee and Gereffi (2015) argument, published in Critical Perspectives on International Business, of the need to incorporate the social impact of upgrading in the IB literature. Design/methodology/approach Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with representatives from five supplier firms each in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as with industry representatives. Findings Governance patterns within in GVCs can create the conditions for economic upgrading leading to social upgrading achievements. Institutional factors also affect the conditions for social upgrading. Although moving to higher value added activities is critical for supplier firms, this does not necessarily lead to social upgrading. Our research findings suggest that the combination of economic and social upgrading is positively associated with suppliers manufacturing high value-added products, and operating in relational networks. In contrast, economic upgrading, by itself, was limited to those firms manufacturing low value-added products, typically those in captive networks. Originality/value This research is among an emerging body of literature seeking to integrate the GVC literature with the IB field. Importantly, it also contributes to the GVC literature by providing insight into an under theorized aspect – the relationship between social and economic upgrading.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:24:13Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-11-2015-0051
       
  • The tortuous ascent of global value chains- the case of pharmaceutical R
           & D China
    • First page: 244
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose In this paper the micro-political complexities of operating over institutional distance in a modern international enterprise are explored. The focal sector of the study is the pharmaceutical industry, which, in its latest phase of global development, has engaged in ‘internal sourcing’ of research and development (R&D) talent from China.The paper contributes to emergent ‘socio- political’ theorization in international business through revealing complex forms of workplace segmentation and conflictual forms of practice at micro- organizational level. Design/methodology/approach The author of this paper and a UK based research associate visited the Shanghai based research and development facility of a major Western owned pharmaceutical concern in order to carry out interviews with key managers, expatriates and scientists in order to ‘hear their stories’. Access was gained to the research site through insider contacts. Findings It was discovered that, in the context of an enterprise intent on innovation, motivational logics themselves emanate from the embedded positions of diverse organisational actors, in turn bringing to the fore issues of power, resistance, ethnicity and language. Research limitations/implications Generalisations from a single case study may have limited significance. However the unique case setting provides the scope for a novel contribution to the field of international business by examining contradictory and asymmetrical factors in the social construction of a Global Value Chain extending from West to East in order to source emergent local talent.. Practical implications The case offers the strong possibility for managerial learning in the areas of working across cultures, managing expatriation, dealing with linguistic and etymological differences and formulating international business strategy (integration or differentiation in the MNC).The study highlights the significance of critical realist perspectives in fostering reflexive behaviours of actors in multilayered and complex micro- environments. Originality/value To date, the phenomena of Global Value Chains have been approached in a relatively transactional and economistic fashion. The paper shed light on GVCs as humanistic and political phenomena.A relatively new departure of the study is to demonstrate that workplace actors in modern and modularized industrial enterprises located in the emerging economy setting respond to environmental volatility through engaging in variant and conflictual forms of institutional entrepreneurship.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:24:11Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-09-2016-0032
       
  • Creativity Discourses as a Normative Device in Corporate Offshoring.
    • First page: 263
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 3, July 2017.
      Purpose This paper applies a postcolonial perspective on the findings from ethnographic research in a multi-national corporation in Shanghai, and sheds light on the ways that western creativity narratives are deployed as a means to mobilise and transform workers into self-governing, obedient corporate subjects. Design/methodology/approach The research applied ethnographic approaches to understand how creativity narratives are enacted in cross cultural settings. Findings Creativity discourses in China often provoke anxieties around national capacity, economic growth, and indigenous innovation.  Locally trained knowledge workers in China are often assessed as less creative than their Western counterparts and the reason attributed to cultural, pedagogical, and political differences.  However, these factors are not static in China's fluid economic landscape and neither do Chinese workers uniformly accept that they are less creative.   Originality/value This paper sheds light on a previously unexamined aspect of dominant western creativity discourses, which may be useful in future work amongst practitioners in international business settings.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:24:12Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-10-2015-0047
       
  • A passage to France: skilled Indian SIEs in transition
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This paper aims to explore the experience of self-initiated expatriates (SIEs) moving from the global South to the global North. It considers the relationship between country of origin and host country, the role of non-traditional destinations and the choices made by SIEs. Design/methodology/approach In-depth interviews were conducted with Indian SIEs and key experts to explore the motives, identities and life narratives of skilled expatriate Indians in France. Findings The results shed light on how individuals’ careers are fashioned through the intersection of identities; highlighting the interplay between country of origin and the host country as a catalyst in SIEs’ choice of destination. Furthermore, the authors demonstrate a strategic form of agency exercised through these SIEs’ choice of an unconventional destination. Research limitations/implications The intricate nature of SIE trajectories holds implications for migration theory, diaspora studies and career theory. SIEs from the Global South adopt varying strategies linked to specific host-country career offerings, often in sharp contrast with home-country opportunities. Practical implications The results inform managerial and policy-maker understandings of career motivations for mobile skilled workers moving for career and lifestyle. For countries seeking to attract talent, the findings demonstrate the roles of host-country immigration policy, country reputation and perceived career opportunities. Originality/value This study helps address research gaps in relation self-initiated expatriation from the Global South to the North. At the same time, it identifies the potential for transitional spaces and the relationship between countries, identity-formation factors and career agency. These findings on France as a transitional space – one of intermediacy and in-betweenness, where self-identity and future career projections can be re-imagined and reshaped – shed new light on how SIEs and their movements can be conceptualized.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T07:40:56Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-01-2017-0003
       
  • A social-psychological perspective of host country societal acceptance of
           foreign firms
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose The purpose of the study is to explain why some foreign firms are accepted in a host country, while others are not. Design/methodology/approach The paper is conceptual. It first articulates the meaning of firm acceptability in the eyes of host country societies, which remains ambiguous in the current literature. Second, using a social psychological theory, the paper explores the firm-level attributes that can shape the societal judgment of firms’ acceptability. Findings The paper suggests that foreign firms’ acceptability pertains to the perception to which they can contribute to the host country’s economic development and societal well-being. The judgment of this is carried out by emphasizing three types of organizational cues, which indicate firms’ capacity to contribute. Research limitations/implications This conceptual paper contributes to the understanding of firms’ social acceptance in a host country by explicating the meaning of social acceptability and exploring the evaluation mechanism local actors adopt to judge foreign firms. The paper would benefit from empirical investigation by future research. Originality/value The meaning of social acceptability of foreign firms remains largely implicit in the literature; likewise, the evaluative mechanism of the firms’ acceptability is little researched. The paper addresses these two issues by undertaking a critical theory stance. It builds on a social psychology theory, multinational corporation (MNC) literature and economic nationalism, thus demonstrating a multidisciplinary approach.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-10-04T07:36:55Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-04-2016-0009
       
  • Taking the “culture” out of “culture shock” – a critical review
           of literature on cross-cultural adjustment in international relocation
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to re-examine the use of the term “culture shock” in international management studies and cross-cultural research and to propose a paradigmatic shift in how the term is understood for future research. The experience of “culture shock” is an established concept within international management studies, engendering an industry of training designed to combat difficulties in relocation. This paper argues that the use of concept is based on a flawed understanding of “culture” and proposes an alternative perspective to help organisations prepare their employees for overseas assignments. Design/methodology/approach The paper opts for a critical review of literature to examine models of culture shock through time and theories relating to success factors in cross-cultural adjustment. In so doing, the paper revisits the notion of culture shock from a social constructionist perspective within a dialectical framework. Findings The paper challenges the notion of culture as an essential, reified concept, arguing that culture shock is not about culture, but about the dynamics of context and how individuals deal with life changes to navigate the challenges that they face. Research limitations/implications Future research should focus on context-related, interactive behaviour, framed in discourse processes, rather than predetermined a priori typologies based on cultural stereotypes. This would recognise the discursive nature of social interaction within a dialectical framework, where relational tension emerges as a result of disparity. Practical implications The paper contributes to an understanding of the complex range of factors influencing the success of relocation to guide international companies in their policies. Originality/value This paper proposes a paradigm shift in the treatment of culture shock towards a more discourse-based concept created through universal cultural and dialectical processes.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-09-25T10:34:00Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-01-2017-0008
       
  • Return to Chittagong: ten years since the “postcard”
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Ahead of Print.
      Purpose This paper aims to revisit the author’s 2007 “Postcard from Chittagong” to reprise the past decade of activity related to the ship breaking industry of Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approach The study is based on content analysis of global and local source documentation. This includes academic works, research reports from non-governmental organizations and general and specialist media reports. Findings Over the past decade, there have been a number of international initiatives that seek to control the disposal and dismantling of redundant ships. However, based on evidence of ongoing environmental and health impacts in Bangladesh, the effectiveness of these is questioned. Research limitations/implications The paper is intended to prompt debate on the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh and on the nature of global supply chains and logistics in the consumption society. Originality/value The paper revisits and updates a 2007 study that has been referred to and cited in a range of outlets. It is intended to continue and enhance discussion.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-09-05T01:36:06Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-06-2017-0037
       
 
 
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