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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
    • 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 Critical Perspective on the Measurement of Performance in the Empirical
           Multinationality and Performance Literature
    • First page: 94
      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
  • Mexico City Street Vendors and the Stickiness of Institutional Contexts:
           Implications for Strategy in Emerging Markets
    • First page: 119
      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
  • Signs of Dystopia and Demoralization in global academia: Reflections on
           the precarious and destructive effects of the colonization of the
    • First page: 136
      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
    • First page: 151
      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
  • Trapped in a vicious circle: Can low weight subsidiaries get
           headquarters’ attention?
    • First page: 166
      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
  • Micropolitics in the Multinational Corporation: Foundations, Applications
           and New Directions
    • Pages: 180 - 182
      Abstract: Critical perspectives on international business, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 180-182, May 2017.

      Citation: Critical perspectives on international business
      PubDate: 2017-04-26T01:22:04Z
      DOI: 10.1108/cpoib-10-2016-0041
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