The aim of this article is to encourage critical scholars of international business (IB) to engage with scholarship that turns to practice and situates knowledges. The paper contends that such undertakings have the potential to constructively politicize research in the field of international business.
The paper discusses the need for future research in the field to be studied more critically so as to be able to focus attention on those subjects detrimentally impacted by the operation of IB. It further identifies possibilities for doing so.
The paper argues that turning to practice and situating knowledges represents a move towards the emancipation of subjects marginalized – and, all too often, silenced – in the ordinary functioning of IB.
Moving against the grain of positivist orientated approaches to research in the field, whilst simultaneously building on the critical traditions to the study of IB, we consider how future scholarship might account for marginalized subjects.
Durepos, G., Prasad, A. and Villanueva, C.E. (2016), "How might we study international business to account for marginalized subjects? Turning to practice and situating knowledges", critical perspectives on international business, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 306-314. https://doi.org/10.1108/cpoib-03-2016-0004
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