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International Business in a Vuca World: The Changing Role of States and Firms, ISBN-13: 978-1838672560

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International Business in a Vuca World: The Changing Role of States and Firms, ISBN-13: 978-1838672560

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  • 536 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1838672567
  • ISBN-13: 978-1838672560
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited (October 21, 2019)
  • Language: English

 

This fourteenth volume in the PIBR series is dedicated to Professor Peter Buckley, OBE, whose creative contributions to IB theory and practice over many decades are unmatched. His scientific oeuvre has continued to grow, both in depth and breadth, and reflects an evolving level of scholarly resilience that has kept pace with the increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) characteristics of the modern environment of international business.

The VUCA dimensions of the business environment that face both managers and policy makers are amplified by a wide variety of unpredictable social, economic, political and technological forces, such as: inter alia, the (post-great-recession) rise of populism; growing anti-European sentiment in the European Union; increasing protectionism; a slowdown in growth of emerging markets; the rise of the digital economy, and many more. These trends affect the competitive position of nations and firms.

The present volume focuses on the threats and opportunities created by the VUCA-trends for multinational enterprises (MNEs), small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and international new ventures (INVs), along the following five headings:

  1. IB scholarship in a VUCA world.
  2. New Perspectives on the Interplay between Firms and the Non-Market.
  3. New Governance Challenges in International Business.
  4. New Contexts for Newly Internationalizing Firms.
  5. Contemporary Management Perspectives in IB Research.

Rob van Tulder is a Professor of International Business at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), the Netherlands. He has published extensively on the topics of European business, multinationals, high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, issues management, skills, network strategies, smaller industrial countries (welfare states) and European Community/Union policies.
Alain Verbeke is a Professor of International Business Strategy and holds the McCaig Research Chair in management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada. He is a leading thinker on complex project evaluation and the strategic management of multinational networks, as well as the governance and restructuring of complex organizations.
Barbara Jankowska is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of International Competitiveness at Poznan University of Economics and Business. She is the author or co-author of around 140 academic publications, with her main research areas including international competitiveness of firms and industries, foreign direct investment, Industry 4.0 and business clustering.

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