Multinationals and Economic Development


Journal of World Business, Special Issue on Revisiting The Impact of Multinational Corporations On Economic Development; Deadline 15 Dec 2006

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Call for Papers – Special issue of Journal of World Business (JWB)


About the Special Issue

Journal of World Business (JWB) invites the submission of articles that fit the theme "Revisiting the impact of International Business on economic development".

For a full description of the call for papers, see:

We particularly look for papers on the following topics:

  • Host country effects of MNC restructuring
  • New drivers and dynamics and consequences of international outsourcing
  • Studies focusing on drivers and consequences of subsidiary reconfiguration
  • Studies on the changing scope of technology transfer, spillovers and linkages
  • Bargaining power and relationships between host-governments and MNCs
  • Assessing the contribution of international business theories towards economic development.

Special Issue Editors:

Pervez Ghauri, Manchester Business School,
Mo Yamin, Manchester Business School,

Guidelines and submission information:

  • Papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review in accordance with JWB guidelines.
  • Guidelines for manuscript submission can be found at  the JWB website
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  • Authors should submit an electronic copy of their manuscript as a word-file which does not reveal their identity in the document (‘remove personal information from file properties on save’ in the tools-options-security tab).
  • Submit the manuscript to the special issue editors via e-mail attachment: and/or
  • Submission deadline: December 15, 2006
  • Acceptance decision: August 2007
  • Date of publication: Spring 2008

Relevant references

Buckley, Peter J. and Pervez N. Ghauri (2004), "Globalisation, Economic Geography and the Strategy of Multinational Enterprises," Journal of International Business Studies, 35 (2), 81-98.

Dunning, John H. and Rajneesh Narula (2004), Multinationals and Industrial Competitiveness: A New Agenda (New Horizons in International Business). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

UNCTAD (2001), World Investment Report: Promoting Linkages. New York: United Nations.