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International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms – Vol 14 – eBook

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  • Authors: Rob Van Tulder, Alain Verbeke, Barbara Jankowska
  • File Size: 8 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited; Vol. 14
  • Publication Date: October 21, 2019
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07TGD495J
  • ISBN-10: 1838672567
  • ISBN-13: 9781838672560

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Author(s)

Alain Verbeke

Alain Verbeke

Dr. Alain L. 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 was previously the Director of the MBA program at Solvay Business School, University of Brussels.

Dr. Verbeke has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and the Université Catholique de Louvain, as well as an Associate Fellow of Templeton College (University of Oxford). He is currently an Academic Associate of the Centre for International Business and Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.

Barbara Jankowska

Rob Van Tulder

Rob Van Tulder

Dr.Rob van Tulder is a professor of International Business-Society Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

He has published extensively on topics of high-tech industries, corporate social responsibility, multinational enterprise strategies, skills, network strategies, issues management, smaller industrial countries (welfare states), and European Union policies. He has received numerous accolades for his intellectual and societal contributions.

Dr. van Tulder is co-founder of RSM's Department of Business-Society Management, a world-leading department on the global issues surrounding sustainability. He is also the academic director and founder of The Partnerships Resource Centre, an expert center bringing together leading firms, NGOs, and governments in the study and management of cross-sector partnerships for the social good. He teaches executive courses for managers and academics on international strategic management and has been a visiting professor at several international universities.

This International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms 14th volume (PDF) 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 policymakers 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 with the following five headings (not in order):

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

 

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