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> Special Issue of International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM) on developing markets as a source of competitive advantage

Guest Editors: Rick Molz, Concordia University, Canada | Ali Taleb, MacEwan University, Canada
Special Issue Topic: Developing Markets as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Important Dates: Submission of manuscripts: 15 November, 2015 | Final papers due: 15 June, 2016

This special issue will take a positive view on the unique institutional conditions that prevail in developing countries and emerging markets. Indeed, recent studies have shown that many firms view developing countries more as a source of competitive advantage than high-potential markets associated with significant risks. For instance, the success of an increasing number of emerging market multinationals in both developing and developed markets has been credited to the institutional dexterity they have gained while growing up in developing countries. Another example is that of developed market multinationals that are found to take advantage of institutional voids in emerging markets to shape local institutions to their own advantage. This issue will feature a coherent set of well-crafted research articles that are rooted in strong theory, reliable qualitative and quantitative data, and rigorous analysis…

For the full Call for Papers and additional information on this Special Issue of IJBEM, please click here.

> The European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference in Athens, Greece, July 2-4, 2015

Convenors: Florian Becker-Ritterspach, German University in Cairo, Egypt | Rick Molz, Concordia University, Canada | Ali Taleb, MacEwan University, Canada
Sub-theme 11: The MNE and Developing Economies: Entering Markets and Managing Organizations

This sub-theme focuses on developing and emerging economies as both the destination and origin of multinational corporations. The share of global FDI flows to, from and between developing economies has reached a critical level in recent years. According to UNCTAD, developing economies received more FDI than all the triad countries combined for the first time in history in 2012. These trends mirror the increasing purchasing power of local middle-class consumers…

For the full Call for Papers and additional information on EGOS conference, please click here.

Updated: February 2015