Journal of International Business Studies
Special Issue on MNEs in the Age of Resilience and Sustainability Imperatives and Tensions
Aims and Scope of the Special Issue
The purpose of the Special Issue is to explore how established IB approaches can be positively
adapted, revised, or extended to offer new perspectives and insights on the nature, objectives, and essence
of the MNE in light of the emerging imperatives of resilience and sustainability. Specifically, we argue that
to improve our understanding of the interrelationships and co-evolution in the patterns of technological,
organizational, and institutional changes in MNEs and international markets, we need to build on extant
insights from adjacent social science fields such as political science, international relations, economic
geography, operations management, economics and management of innovation, sustainability management
and more distant fields such as ecology and energy studies. In so doing, we expect to promote a productive
dialogue between the relevant domains and catalyze research on the roles, strategies, performance, and
impact of contemporary MNEs dealing with the double imperative of resilience and sustainability.
We aim to attract a wide array of papers across methods and empirical settings, that are able to account for
the vast heterogeneity in types of organizations (e.g., hybrid organizations and pure for profit MNEs);
geographies (Global North and Global South) and size (large, established MNEs and smaller size startups).
Extreme contexts, such as war zones and recovery or climate change disruptions are particularly welcomed,
if they support enlightening the issues at stake.
Deadline: January 31, 2025
For a detailed description of the motivation for the Special Issue, pertinent topics, and submission guidelines, please read the complete Call for Papers at https://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/26012276/data/v2
Special Issue Editors
Questions about the Special Issue may be directed to the guest editors (please select copy all editors in your
communication) and the JIBS Managing Editor (email@example.com).
Gabriel R.G. Benito
Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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