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Emerging Issues in International Business Research

Edited by Masaaki Kotabe, Washburn Chair Professor of International Business and Marketing and Director of Research, Institute of Global Management Studies, Temple University, US and Preet S. Aulakh, Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Top scholars in the field of international business (IB) contribute to this comprehensive analysis of the current state-of-the-art in IB research. The focus of the book is to examine the current state of international business research from an issue-oriented approach rather than the functional approaches that have been characteristic in the recent evolution of the field. In evaluating the current state and future research directions in research areas unique to international business, the book is structured in three parts: the macro-environment, interactions between business and institutions, and competition and strategy.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 836 2
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
Top scholars in the field of international business (IB) contribute to this comprehensive analysis of the current state-of-the-art in IB research. The focus of the book is to examine the current state of international business research from an issue-oriented approach rather than the functional approaches that have been characteristic in the recent evolution of the field. In evaluating the current state and future research directions in research areas unique to international business, the book is structured in three parts: the macro-environment, interactions between business and institutions, and competition and strategy.

The thirteen chapters in the book deal with specific topics (including regional integration, cultural and financial globalization, intellectual property protection, firm relations with various governments and multilateral agencies, business groups, international acquisitions and alliances, and the impact of the internet on international business) and provide descriptive and theoretical approaches to the understanding of contemporary and potential future issues in international business research.

Scholars, students and policymakers interested in international business issues will find this collection a unique and useful tool in their work.
‘The volume contains essays that will be of interest to senior researchers and doctoral students. It is recommended for academic libraries supporting a graduate business program.’
– Caitlin Tillman, Business Information Alert

‘. . . this edited volume includes several well-written and insightful chapters, which make it a worthwhile addition to any business school library.’
– A. Verbeke, Journal of International Business Studies
Contributors: P.S. Aulakh, J.J. Choi, M.R. Czinkota, L. Eden, M.F. Guillén, Y. Gvili, M.A. Hitt, B.W. Husted, S.C. Jain, M. Kotabe, Y. Luo, X. Martin, R. Ramamurti, S. Samiee, I. Sinha, K. Uhlenbruck
Contents:

Foreword M. Moshe Porat

Foreword Arvind Phatak

Preface

1. International business research: from functional to issue-based focus
Masaaki Kotabe and Preet S. Aulakh

PART I THE MACRO-ENVIRONMENT
2. Regional integration and foreign direct investment: theory and lessons from NAFTA
Lorraine Eden

3. Intellectual property rights and international business
Subhash C. Jain

4. Global financial markets and global firms: implications for international business research
Jongmoo Jay Choi

5. Cultural Balkanization and hybridization in an era of globalization: implications for international business research
Bryan W. Husted

PART II INTERFACES BETWEEN BUSINESS AND INSTITUTIONS
6. Emerging issues in MNC–host government relations in developing countries
Ravi Ramamurti

7. National export promotion: A statement of issues, changes, and opportunities
Michael R. Czinkota

8. Industrial endowments in international business: an analytical framework
Yadong Luo

9. Business groups and economic development: a resource-based view
Mauro F. Guillén

PART III STRATEGY AND COMPETITION
10. Globalization of firms: strategies and outcomes
Saeed Samiee

11. Entering foreign markets through strategic alliances and acquisitions
Michael A. Hitt and Klaus Uhlenbruck

12. Towards a research agenda on hybrid organizations: R&D, production and marketing interfaces
Xavier Martin

13. The Internet and international business: a cross-regional study
Indrajit Sinha and Yaniv Gvili

Index