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Intl. J. of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.199, h-index: 5)
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Journal Cover Critical Perspectives on International Business
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  • Trapped in a vicious circle: Can low weight subsidiaries get
           headquarters’ attention?
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2017.
      Purpose Subsidiaries use their weight and/or voice to get attention for the initiatives they share with the headquarters. The objective of this paper is to examine whether subsidiaries with a low weight can effectively use their voice to get the headquarters’ attention. Design/methodology/approach Combination of the attention based view of the firm and the issue selling literature applied to the context of subsidiaries selling their initiatives to the headquarters of a multinational corporation. Findings Subsidiaries with a low weight are trapped in a vicious circle in which they are unable to get more influence and gain a central position in the organization through the initiative-taking approach. This problem may mainly be attributed to their limited access to (or even entire lack of) direct and rich communication with the headquarters, which impedes the ability of these subsidiaries to gain knowledge about headquarters and the organization in general. As a result, low weight subsidiaries are unable to make the correct decisions about which selling moves to employ regarding initiatives that are able to capture headquarters’ attention; this inability means that they are less likely to gain approval from headquarters for implementing the proposed initiatives. Originality/value Subsidiary voice is not an accessible and effective bottom-up tool available to low weight subsidiaries for gaining influence, which is contrary to what is claimed by extant mainstream research in international business and strategy. Hence, subsidiaries with a low weight are completely marginalized from the sharing of subsidiary initiatives that takes place within multinational corporations.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-03-15T12:10:52Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-07-2015-0036
       
  • Mexico City Street Vendors and the Stickiness of Institutional Contexts:
           Implications for Strategy in Emerging Markets
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2017.
      Purpose The need for a firm’s business strategy to be responsive to the institutional contexts of emerging markets is well established in the literature. Often, however, strategic responsiveness is impeded by defining institutional contexts as country level aggregations (macro-level), and glossing over sub-national variations (micro-level). This paper investigates micro-level contexts that can defy macro-level assumptions of economic rationality. Design/methodology/approach As a research site, the motivations of street vendors in Mexico City are analyzed in terms staying in one sub-national context, the informal sector, as opposed movement to another, the formal sector. Unanticipated reluctance to move from one context to another is defined as stickiness. Findings Sub-national institutional contexts are found to be sticky, with less movement between informal and formal sectors than would have been anticipated. Unexpectedly, it is found that a significant number of street vendors prefer the hardship of the informal sector to the relative security of the formal sector. Research limitations/implications International business research makes assumptions about the growth narrative of emerging markets, often characterizing a growing middle class as a rising tide that lifts all boats. In terms of further research on adapting strategy, however, assumptions of rational expectations ought to be tempered, as demonstrated by the stickiness of the informal sector. Originality/value A contribution is made to the international business literature by showing that macro-level assumptions about institutional context based on rational expectations of wealth-maximizing behavior in emerging markets may result in an incomplete view of institutional context. Ultimately, adaptation of strategy could be impaired as a result.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-03-15T12:10:50Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-05-2015-0017
       
  • A Critical Perspective on the Measurement of Performance in the Empirical
           Multinationality and Performance Literature
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2017.
      Purpose This paper contributes to the core research in international business (IB), namely the relationship between multinationality and performance, and is concerned with the qual-ity of past empirical research designs. Design/methodology/approach On the basis of 49 studies, given in a literature review, we critically evaluate the match between performance measures used in empirical studies and the underlying theoretical streams that explain the effects on benefits and costs of multinationality. Findings Our findings indicate that authors still largely rely on overall financial performance measures. Theoretical arguments, in contrast, refer to specific benefit and cost posi-tions that might be better reflected in operational performance indicators. In our view, the idiosyncratic choice of the performance measures used might contribute to the varying results in past studies. We offer suggestions for improving future research designs. Originality/value We offer suggestions for improving future research designs.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-03-15T12:10:47Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-06-2013-0015
       
  • Signs of Dystopia and Demoralization in global academia: Reflections on
           the precarious and destructive effects of the colonization of the
           Lebenswelt
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2017.
      Purpose Our paper has been written in the style of a provocative essay. It starts with the observation that neo-liberalism has become the leading “policy doctrine” in Higher Education (HE) systems across the globe. This has put increasing systemic political and economic pressure on many universities which not only undermine but also “colonize” the Lebenswelt or “lifeworld” (Habermas, 1987) of academics. Design/methodology/approach Our essay draws on concrete empirical examples based on our subjective experiences within the higher educational sector and secondary sources. Findings We are going to highlight and illustrate how the increasing dominance of “neo-liberal science” principles (Lave et al., 2010) severely damage the quality of knowledge production and working conditions of ordinary academics in both national and international academic communities. Practical implications Our essay provides insights into the practical implications of the spread of “neo-liberal science” principles on the work and employment of academics. Originality/value We aim to trigger critical discussion concerning how emancipatory principles of teaching and research can be brought back into the Lebenswelt of academics in order to reverse some of the destructive effects to which our essay refers to.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-03-15T12:10:44Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-07-2016-0026
       
  • Corporate responses to stakeholder activism: partnerships and surveillance
    • Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, May 2017.
      Purpose Corporations are increasingly expected to act responsibly. The purpose of this article is to examine two types of corporate responses to these expectations, overt and covert responses. Specifically, it examines (i) oil companies’ involvement in multi-stakeholder initiatives and sponsorships (overt responses) and (ii) their monitoring of critics, including NGOs and activist organisations (covert responses). Design/methodology/approach Theoretically, the article draws on theories of visibility and post-political regulation. Empirically, it focuses on case studies of the EITI, Shell and BP, drawing on qualitative methods. Findings The article demonstrates (i) that overt responses create an impression of consensus between antagonistic interests and (ii) that covert responses support this impression by containing deep-seated conflicts. Research limitations/implications Corporate responses have implications for the role of the corporation as a (post-)political actor. By containing antagonism and creating an impression of consensus the interplay between overt and covert responses open up further possibilities for the proliferation of soft governance and self-regulation through participation in voluntary transparency and CSR activities. Data on covert practices of corporations are difficult to access. This impedes possibilities for fully assessing their extent. Our findings support trends emerging from recent research on covert corporate intelligence practices, but more research is needed to provide a systematic overview. Originality/value The article contributes to the understudied area of covert corporate activity in research on the political role of multinational corporations.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-03-15T12:10:41Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-07-2015-0029
       
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS RELIEF FROM RESPONSIBILITY: NPO
           LEGITIMIZATIONS FOR CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS IN CONTESTED TERRAINS
    • First page: 2
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2017.
      Purpose Thus the aim of this paper is to get a deeper understanding how not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) discursively legitimize their corporate engagement through cross-sector partnerships (CSPs) in general, and particularly how they construct legitimacy for partnering with firms involved in the commodification of water. The paper seeks to shed light on the values embedded in these discursive accounts and the kind of societal effects and power relations they generate, we are particularly interested in understanding the role of modernity in shaping our responsibilities (or lack of them) via various technologies and practices Design/methodology/approach Drawing on Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (Fairclough 1995) we analyze the discursive accounts of three water-related CSPs involving the three biggest bottled water producers in the world (Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Danone) and three major non-profits (The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)). Findings 1) The NPO’s legitimate their corporate engagement in the water CSPs through the use of two global discourses; global governance discourse and the global climate crisis discourse. 2) Relief from responsibility is achieved through three processes: replacement of moral with technical responsibility, denial of proximity, and employment of intermediaries to whom responsibility is outsourced Originality/value This paper explores the processes of legitimizing accounts for CSPs, particularly focusing on NPO discourse and their use of CSR elements and the consequences of such discursive constructs, this has received little to no attention in previous research.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-01-23T12:26:21Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-04-2015-0013
       
  • International environmental NGOs and the politics of genetically modified
           organisms: rethinking resistance in international business
    • First page: 23
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2017.
      Purpose Our purpose is to problematize the role played by international environmental non-governmental organizations (IENGOs) in the governance debate over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in order to sustain that IENGOs are important actors in global environmental governance due to their resistance to transnational corporations. Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a reflection on the literature review focused on civil society and IENGOs. Accordingly, the political role of IENGOs in GMO governance is highlighted grounded on the negotiation process of the Cartagena Protocol. At the end, we stress that IENGOs act as resistance actors to corporations’ practices. Findings The investigation of the political role played by the IENGOs in the negotiation process of the Cartagena Protocol highlighted that these actors use information to influence decision-makers and power holders meanwhile provides know-how and material resources to local activists and social movement organizations at the domestic level. As a result, the political role played by IENGOs in GMO governance place these international actors as highly influential on the International Business domain. Originality/value This paper highlights the importance of IENGOs as resistant actors in what regards corporations’ practices. We also sustain that the relationships between states, corporations and civil society actors at the governance level should be part of IB’s research agenda to advance the understanding of how civil society mobilizes, articulates and produces consent and coercion in the international domain. Therefore, the paper contributes to foster actors and voices from the margins as relevant IB research topic.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-01-23T12:26:23Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-03-2014-0020
       
  • Where Silence Speaks– Insights from Third World NGOs
    • First page: 38
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2017.
      Purpose This paper unpacks the conflation between the silence and purported passivity of Third World NGOs (TNGOs). Explaining the invisibility of their voices in the critical and post-development perspectives, it locates the inquiry in the context of the action of these TNGOs. Design/methodology/approach The paper follows the phronetic research approach which involves a case study of a locally developed Indian NGO. It uses phronetic inquiry along with Ashis Nandy's notion of ‘silent coping’ as the conceptual framework. To explain the purported passivity of TNGOs in the texts under global circulation, the paper uses Walter Mignolo’s discussion on ‘texts in circulation’. Findings The uncertain nature of action- - that it begets further action possibilities; precludes the prospect of visualizing such action-spaces in the context of their generation. This emergent nature of local action-spaces makes it difficult to capture them within dominating global discursive structures thereby creating local spaces of agency for TNGO actors. Selective appropriation of artifacts and texts from the global circulation and creation of alternate stake structures at the local level support the realization of such action-spaces. Further, such local artifacts and texts do not travel into texts circulating globally thereby rendering TNGOs invisible and silent in the reading of global texts, leading to TNGOs being framed as passive. Originality/value This paper locates the voices and acts of the TNGOs and highlights the mechanisms which enable them to silently cope with structures of discursive domination, thereby contributing to post-development studies and post-colonial organizational analysis.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-01-23T12:26:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-03-2015-0012
       
  • Accountability of transnational corporations in the developing world
    • Pages: 54 - 71
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 1, Page 54-71, March 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to contend that the dominant voluntarism approach to the accountability of transnational corporations (TNCs) is inadequate and not fit-for-purpose. The authors argue for the establishment of an international legal mechanism for securing the accountability of TNCs, particularly in the context of developing countries with notoriously weak governance mechanisms to protect all relevant stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach The study adopts insights from the fields of management and international law to draw out synergies from particular understandings of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and international human rights. The challenges to governance in developing countries with regard to securing the accountability of TNCs are illustrated with the Nigerian experience of oil-industry legislation reform. Findings The specific context of the experiences of developing countries in Africa on the operations of TNCs particularly commends the need and expedience to create an international legal regime for ensuring the accountability of TNCs. Originality/value Mainstream research in this area has focused mainly on self and voluntary models of regulation and accountability that have privileged the legal fiction of the corporate status of TNCs. This paper departs from that model to argue for an enforceable model of TNC’s accountability – based on an international mechanism.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-02-28T10:04:35Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-08-2014-0040
       
  • The organizational and geographical boundaries of the firm. Focus on
           labour as a major stakeholder.
    • First page: 72
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2017.
      Purpose The paper aims: to analyse the organizational and geographical (by nation-states) boundaries of the firm and their impact on labour; and to develop a theoretical framework in which firms’ boundaries are analysed from the point of view of labour as a main stakeholder in the firm. Design/methodology/approach The paper considers the boundaries in terms of: perspectives (legal/proprietary; responsibility; and control); stakeholders (shareholders and managers as well as labour, governments and suppliers); and dimensions (organization of production; geographical/by nation-state; sectoral). The paper analyses various organizational forms of production in terms of: control (over labour process and brand); responsibility for labour employed across the value chain; and labour bargaining power. The firm is seen in the context of labour as main stakeholder and of strategic control versus the property rights view of the firm. The paper contains references to some real life cases which support the arguments developed at the theoretical level. Findings In terms of organizational boundaries the paper analyses hybrid forms of firm organization and their implications for the position of labour. In the context of geographical boundaries, conclusions are drawn on the impact of TNCs’ direct activities on labour. Changes in organizational and geographical boundaries are seen as strategic moves that lead to the fragmentation of labour and to the weakening of its bargaining position. There is an analysis of the role of nation-state regulatory regimes in creating opportunities for TNCs’ advantages towards labour. The basic pillars of this theoretical approach are: (a) emphasis on labour as a main stakeholder as well as one of the main actors towards whom firms develop strategies and who, in turn, develops countervailing strategies; and (b) the assignation of responsibility for labour over that part of the value chain – which could be the whole of it – over which the firm exercises strategic control. Research limitations/implications More case study work would further support the arguments in the paper and lead to refinements of the theory Originality/value The work puts labour at the forefront of analysis in the boundaries of the firm. It develops a theoretical framework for this analysis and for its policy implications including policies by Trade Unions.
      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-01-23T12:26:22Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-11-2015-0050
       
 
 
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