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Advances in Appreciative Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.133, h-index: 2)
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African J. of Economic and Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Agricultural Finance Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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American J. of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.219, h-index: 22)
Arts Marketing : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific J. of Marketing and Logistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asia-Pacific J. of Business Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 4)
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Asian J. on Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Review of Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, h-index: 2)
Aslib J. of Information Management     Hybrid Journal  
Aslib Proceedings     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 350, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 22)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 18)
Baltic J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.279, h-index: 8)
Benchmarking : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.671, h-index: 25)
British Food J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 20)
Built Environment Project and Asset Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Business Process Management J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 24)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.139, h-index: 2)
Campus-Wide Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.292, h-index: 11)
Career Development Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.75, h-index: 19)
China Agricultural Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 4)
China Finance Review Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Management Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.254, h-index: 6)
Circuit World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.241, h-index: 14)
Clinical Governance: An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.232, h-index: 12)
Collection Building     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 8)
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Competitiveness Review : An Intl. Business J. incorporating J. of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Corporate Communications An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 15)
Corporate Governance Intl. J. of Business in Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.285, h-index: 17)
Critical Perspectives on Intl. Business     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.312, h-index: 9)
Cross Cultural Management An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.434, h-index: 4)
Development and Learning in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 5)
Direct Marketing An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Disaster Prevention and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 21)
Drugs and Alcohol Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0, h-index: 1)
Education + Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 18)
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Employee Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.331, h-index: 13)
Engineering Computations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.435, h-index: 30)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.329, h-index: 18)
Equal Opportunities Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.256, h-index: 2)
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, h-index: 1)
EuroMed J. of Business     Hybrid Journal  
European Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.425, h-index: 13)
European J. of Innovation Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.556, h-index: 19)
European J. of Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.811, h-index: 31)
European J. of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 14)
Evidence-based HRM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Facilities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 11)
foresight     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 14)
Gender in Management : An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 14)
Grey Systems : Theory and Application     Hybrid Journal  
Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.278, h-index: 11)
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History of Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0, h-index: 1)
Housing, Care and Support     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.187, h-index: 1)
Human Resource Management Intl. Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.105, h-index: 4)
Humanomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Indian Growth and Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.121, h-index: 1)
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 8)
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.433, h-index: 14)
Industrial Management & Data Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.979, h-index: 49)
Industrial Robot An Intl. J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.483, h-index: 21)
Info     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.374, h-index: 14)
Information and Computer Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 25)
Information Technology & People     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 189, SJR: 0.565, h-index: 18)
Interactive Technology and Smart Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Interlending & Document Supply     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 267, SJR: 0.411, h-index: 9)
Internet Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 239, SJR: 0.899, h-index: 40)
Intl. J. for Lesson and Learning Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. for Researcher Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Intl. J. of Accounting and Information Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.125, h-index: 1)
Intl. J. of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.716, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Climate Change Strategies and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Intl. J. of Clothing Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.154, h-index: 18)
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Intl. J. of Conflict Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.459, h-index: 28)
Intl. J. of Contemporary Hospitality Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 19)
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Intl. J. of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 4)
Intl. J. of Educational Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Intl. J. of Emergency Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intl. J. of Energy Sector Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.249, h-index: 6)
Intl. J. of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.441, h-index: 16)

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Journal Cover   Critical Perspectives on International Business
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   ISSN (Print) 1742-2043
   Published by Emerald Homepage  [309 journals]
  • Introduction from the Editors
    • Authors: Joanne Roberts et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:47 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-09-2014-0042
       
  • The impact of social and human capital on individual cooperative
           behaviour: implications for international strategic alliances
    • Authors: Gjalt De Jong et al
      First page: 4
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015. Purpose The purpose of this study is to analyse whether, and if so, how, social and human capital determine cooperation. Design/methodology/approach We use data from (Prisoner's Dilemma) experiments with 182 university students. Hierarchical logistic regressions were performed to predict the likelihood of individual cooperation in each attempt following variations in social and human capital of individuals. Findings Our empirical results show that variations in human and social capital offer a substantial explanation for the likelihood of cooperative behaviour in people involved in social dilemma situations. Research limitations/implications Testing the model in an international setting with non-student subjects (managers, policy-makers) would allow us to explore the consequences of cross-national differences in various forms of capital. Practical implications Successful implementation of strategic change requires leaders that are able to effectively communicate and motivate employees. Our study highlights what factors makes some leaders more cooperative and hence, potentially more successful in supervising corporate change than others. Originality/value The added value of mainstream economics to understand key elements of international business is limited due to their stringent behavioural assumptions. Our research is original in that we show that individuals make decisions not like rational machines but like real human beings.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:51 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-12-2012-0063
       
  • Localize or local lies' The power of language and translation in the
           multinational corporation
    • Authors: Minna K Logemann et al
      First page: 30
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015. Purpose This paper contributes to previous research on intraorganizational power in MNCs. It shows that a subsidiary manager may use language and acts of translation to resist control from headquarters and to (re)define his and his unit’s power position in a headquarters-subsidiary relationship. It also uncovers the interplay between natural languages and ‘company speak’ as a specialized language. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on a single case study of a European MNC undergoing strategic change. The data were drawn from company documents, personal interviews and focus group discussions. Findings Our findings show that actors at both headquarters and in the focal subsidiary employed language and translation to exercise power over meanings; headquarters exerted control over ‘mindsets’ and practices, while subsidiaries responded by resisting these meaning systems. We argue that the crossing of language boundaries offers a window onto shifting power positions and micro-politics in the MNC. Research limitations/implications The study was limited to a single translation act in a focal headquarters-subsidiary relationship. Practical implications From the managerial perspective, any process of communication in a multilingual context needs to be sensitive to power (re)definitions associated with language and translation. Originality/value This study sheds light on translation as a political act and hidden activity in the MNC.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:50 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-02-2014-0011
       
  • Branding from emerging countries: how to compete internationally'
    • Authors: claude chailan et al
      First page: 54
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015. Purpose This research aims to clarify the emerging countries firms’ challenge regarding their brand policy. The purpose of the article is to examine the branding options offered to emerging countries companies when expanding internationally. Design/methodology/approach After having clarified the two paradoxes faced by emerging countries’ brands by way of synthesizing various works, the author formulates a model that provides a representation for the possible brand strategy choices of emerging country companies. Findings We formulate a framework with four brand management options which may be put into practice in emerging countries’ companies and we suggest how an emerging country’s company could create and develop the best-adapted international brand policy depending on its specific situation regarding localness emphasis and customers’ risk reduction acceptance. Practical implications Our results lead to the conclusion that the notion that only global brands are associated with higher product quality or prestige (in relation to local brands) is not a universal truth and thus needs to be interpreted with caution. The research provides support for a branding strategy embedded in the local emerging countries context and tally with research showing that more and more firms from emerging economies are using foreign image association strategies as important components of their branding and marketing strategies. Originality/value Our proposal reinforces the contingency perspective of international marketing according to which brand policy may depend on company criteria as well as foreign market specificities. The research confirms the competitive capacity of emerging countries’ companies’ brands, broadens the scope of international branding knowledge by shifting the focus to under-researched regions of the world.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:48 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-11-2012-0055
       
  • Making the business case' Intercultural differences in framing
           economic rationality related to environmental issues
    • Authors: Petra Irmgard Molthan-Hill et al
      First page: 72
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to challenge the assumptions prominent in the Anglo-American context that the objective of a business is to increase its profits and that managers have to make 'the business case' in order to implement environmentally sounder solutions or other sustainability considerations into their business decisions. The paper argues that these assumptions are not presented as a human construction or agreement, instead they are treated as though they are a given, a prerequisite to a business system. By comparing qualitative statements in a cross-cultural study the paper highlights different ways in which economic rationality could be conceptualised. Design/methodology/approach Habermas’ (1984) framework of instrumental and communicative reason has been employed to analyse the accounts of German and British managers in the Food Retail and Energy Sector. Findings Only the British managers ‘make the business case’ when dealing with environmental problems. German managers employ a different instrumental reason from that applied by British managers; they would argue that cost-intensive environmental improvements can be made as long as the survival of the company is not at risk. Practical implications The study challenges the perceived objectiveness of the ‘business case’, which has strong implications for the theoretical and practical application of Business Administration in the British context and beyond. Furthermore the paper suggests that new conceptualisations of 'economic rationality' might help to better solve sustainability challenges. Originality/value Practical application of Habermas framework to question underlying assumptions in the business discourse about environmental issues.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:46 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-07-2012-0033
       
  • Critical perspectives on strategic CSR: what is sustainable value
           co-creation orientation'
    • Authors: Frederick Ahen et al
      First page: 92
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015. Purpose This article seeks to integrate corporate responsibility (CR) doctrine into corporate strategy by problematizing existing notions of traditional CSR. We provide a theoretical and empirical basis for the proposition that the bridge between CR and corporate irresponsibility is the embeddedness of strategic decisions in ethically-oriented corporate practices towards sustainable value co-creation. Design/methodology/approach Analysis was performed by meta-theoretical and economic philosophical approaches. The contemporary trends which have led to the institutionalization of sustainability questions, are explained. Special attention is paid to the historical, cultural and the international institutional context within which organizational culture becomes saturated with deviance. Findings The main thrust is that competitive advantage, legitimacy for survival and success of the international firm in the 21st century hinges on innovative value co-creation that meets sustainability pressures and institutional expectations. Research limitations/implications The research approach opens itself to debate. No generalizability claims are made but the propositions and conceptual framework seek to direct the CR discourse to engage seriously with cooperative investments for sustainable value creation. Originality/value This paper contributes to the debate on CR, global sustainability, and the role of international firms in society. It offers clarity in the confusion and fills a theoretical gap through a novel conceptualization of strategic corporate responsibility (SCR). Here, consumer, environmental and institutional orientation rather than producer orientation form the basis of analysis on value co-creation.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:42 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-03-2012-0022
       
  • Managing Global Organizations: A Cultural Perspective
    • Authors: Ian Towers et al
      First page: 110
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:44 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-02-2014-0007
       
  • Film Review: Utopia, A film by John Pilger
    • Authors: George M Cairns et al
      First page: 113
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2015.
      PubDate: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:16:43 GMT
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-02-2014-0009
       
  • Brazil’s ruling party and the internationalization of Brazilian
           companies: Conflicts with Bolivia and Ecuador during Lula’s
           Presidency
    • Authors: Jorge Alberto Malaver Copara et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose paper analyzes Brazil’s governmental positions during two international conflicts involving major Brazilian firms and two South American countries: the nationalization of Petrobras in Bolivia in 2006 and the expulsion of Odebrecht from Ecuador in 2008. Brazil’s government officials showed themselves to be not only open to negotiations but also understanding and cooperative with Bolivia. The same policymakers, however, showed no trace of this accommodating behavior toward Ecuador. This paper focuses on the explanatory power of the ideas of the ruling Workers’ Party and sustains that this party has played a crucial role on shaping the current government-business relations in Brazil. Design/methodology/approach This research applies process tracing analysis within two case studies; and content analysis to operationalize the concept “Workers’ Party’s ideas” using 14 Workers’ Party’s official documents. It investigates the circumstances under which political ideas guide policymaking. Findings This work found a correlation between Workers’ Party’s ideas and Brazil’s governmental positions which first benefited Bolivian demands. On the other hand, these ideas found no representation during negotiations with Ecuador. To explain this variation, this study tested the link between uncertainty and influence of ideas. Uncertainty was both an “activating condition” allowing ideas to come into play in policymaking, and a “magnifying condition” showing the dynamic relationship between the level of uncertainty and the level of influence of ideas. Originality/value This study contributes to the evolving debate on business and government relations in Brazil by focusing on the role of ideas and interests on policymaking.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:44 GMT
       
  • OFDI promotion policies in emerging economies: The Brazilian and Chinese
           strategies
    • Authors: Luiz Carlos Zalaf Caseiro et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose This paper analyzes how the Brazilian and Chinese outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) policies can contribute to the economic development of their home countries. Design/methodology/approach The aforementioned objective is achieved through a comparative analysis of the Brazilian and Chinese OFDI policies within a new theoretical framework for examining the developmental implications of OFDI. Both primary and secondary data are utilized to compare Brazilian and Chinese strategies. Findings We conclude that Brazil and China have shifted from a development strategy centered on internal market self-sufficiency to one that seeks international economic prominence by, among other strategies, adopting OFDI support as a part of their industrial policy agenda. However, while the Chinese government has focused on cross-national acquisitions of assets that are scarce within the country, the Brazilian government has preferred to support industries that are already highly competitive internationally. The Chinese strategy has a greater potential to generate positive spillovers to domestic economy. Originality/value The contribution of this paper to the existent literature relies both on its approach and on its theoretical framework. Differing from the majority of the studies on the internationalization of companies from emerging economies, this paper emphasizes the importance of industrial policies to support OFDI and the developmental dimension of these policies. We believe that the theoretical framework developed here can be extended to further analysis of OFDI policies from other emerging economies. Policymakers may also benefit from the conclusions of this research.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:43 GMT
       
  • The transformation of state-business relations in an emerging economy: The
           case of Brazilian agribusiness
    • Authors: Kristen Hopewell et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose Brazil has long been considered the archetype of “dependent development,” having served as the inspiration for the classic theory of the relationship between states and capital in the semi-peripheral states of the developing world. Since the theory of dependent development was initially formulated in the 1970s, however, both the Brazilian political economy and the global context in which it is situated have changed dramatically. In this paper, I revisit the Brazilian case in an effort to shed light on how state-business relations have been transformed in the contemporary era of globalization. Design/methodology/approach The analysis draws on 15 months of field research conducted in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Beijing, New Delhi, and Washington, as well as at the WTO in Geneva, involving 157 interviews with senior government officials, trade negotiators, and representatives of industry and non-governmental organisations; ethnographic observation; and extensive documentary research. Findings I show how the emergence of a highly-competitive export-oriented agribusiness sector in Brazil has prompted the expansion and internationalization of domestic capital, leading to the emergence of an independent, private sector lobby with considerable influence on the Brazilian state. Driven by the rise of Brazilian agribusiness, the state and capital have allied together to aggressively pursue the expansion of markets for Brazilian exports, specifically through dispute settlement and negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Originality/value These findings challenge conventional understandings of state-business relations in emerging economies such as Brazil.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:43 GMT
       
  • The political trajectory of the Brazilian CSR movement
    • Authors: Alejandro Milcíades Peña et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose To examine the origins and trajectory of the Brazilian CSR movement in relation to political economic developments in Brazil during and prior to the 2000s. Design/methodology/approach Relies on a historical political account that traces the evolution of the main actors in the CSR movement since the democratization period, details the contacts established with relevant political and civil society groups, and outlines the adaptation of their agenda to the changing context. Findings The long association between a faction of Brazilian business and the Workers’ Party (PT) and the overlapping state-society relations characteristic of the Brazilian political economy explain the domestic and international standing of the Brazilian CSR movement, in particular since 2003 when Lula da Silva came to power. Research limitations/implications Originality/value The trajectory of Brazilian CSR and participation in related global initiatives cannot be explained through market-based or isomorphic approaches traditionally used to analyse the diffusion of governance mechanisms in the global South. Rather, it highlights the relevance of local political structures in shaping involvement in global governance initiatives.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:42 GMT
       
  • Brazilian corporations, the state and transnational activity: introduction
           to the special issue
    • Authors: Andreas Nölke et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose The purpose of the paper is to introduce a special issue which looks at the collaboration between the Brazilian state and Brazilian corporations with regard to the transnational activities of the latter. Design/methodology/approach Departing from the state of the art of current studies of emerging market multinationals the paper highlights the need for inter-disciplinary work in order to understand the particular role of the state with regard to the outward expansion of these companies. The paper then highlights the different approaches the five papers of the special issue have taken in order to address this task. Findings Although Brazil can be counted among the most liberal emerging markets, the special issue finds a very close cooperation between the Brazilian state and Brazilian multinationals. The former helps to finance overseas expansion of Brazilian multinationals, supports the solution of conflicts with the governments of neighboring countries and articulates the interests of Brazilian multinationals in global governance. The problems created by this close cooperation rather materialize with third parties, in particular with somewhat poorer countries in the Brazilian neighbourhood, but also with smaller companies, consumers or radical social movements in Brazil. Originality/value The paper shows the diversity of approaches that an inter-disciplinary cooperation between Political Science, Political Economy, Development Studies and International Business can mobilize in order to make sense of very close state-business cooperation with regard to transnational activities of emerging markets multinationals.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:39 GMT
       
  • The Brazilian sub-imperialist strategy of regional insertion
    • Authors: Maria Misoczky et al
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 10, Issue 4, August 2014. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Brazilian strategy of regional insertion with the support of the Marxist Theory of Dependency, represented by the work of Ruy Mauro Marini because it allows for the consideration of relations of power within the national scenario and policies resulting from class alliances embedded in the domestic structure of dependency. Design/methodology/approach The paper discusses the main positions concerning the Varieties of Capitalism approach, arguing that the Marxist Theory of Dependency (MTD) and specifically Marini’s work can contribute to overcoming some of its limits. These arguments are illustrated through the analysis of the Brazilian strategy of regional competitive insertion focusing on the IIRSA project and the Brazilian Multinational Companies directly involved. Findings The concept of sub-imperialism has helped to understand the logic behind the Brazilian strategy of regional insertion as part of a historical trajectory that includes the re-edition of a political drive for being the regional leader; the privilege of class fractions benefiting from the access to public funds and new markets (necessary to guarantee their continued and increased profitability); the reinforcement of regional inequalities and, at the same time, the reproduction of Brazilian dependency. Originality/value A renewed MTD can contribute to understanding the specific politico-economic strategies of peripheral countries. It can also overcome the limits of the Varieties of Capitalism approach by articulating the economic and political dimensions; by avoiding the structural-functionalist constrains of the institutional perspective; and by allowing the consideration of marginalized voices, rather than considering only the institutionalized ones.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:18:39 GMT
       
 
 
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