Reflections on seven years of critical perspectives on international business: An extended editorial

George Cairns (School of Management, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)
Joanne Roberts (Newcastle Business School, Northumbria Business School, Newcastle, UK)

critical perspectives on international business

ISSN: 1742-2043

Publication date: 25 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this extended editorial is to reflect on the journey of critical perspectives on international business over the past seven years and to look forward to future issues and potential concerns of the journal. In addition, the contents of the current issue are introduced.

Design/methodology/approach

Using the form of a conversation between the journal's co‐editors, the development of the journal and features of its content over the last seven years are discussed, and related to the ever changing external context. The current trends and concerns emerging in the field of international business are used to speculate on the future direction of the journal and its prospective content.

Findings

By tracing key points and features of the development of the journal over the past seven years, this paper identifies a growing need for critique of international business in all its various forms, and, especially from inter, multi and trans‐disciplinary perspectives.

Originality/value

This is the first attempt to evaluate critical perspectives on international business. As such, it offers a foundation from which to speculate on the future development of both the journal and the field of critical studies on international business.

Keywords

Citation

Cairns, G. and Roberts, J. (2011), "Reflections on seven years of critical perspectives on international business: An extended editorial", critical perspectives on international business, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 289-296. https://doi.org/10.1108/17422041111180755

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.