Critical Perspectives on International Business: Volume 11 Issue 3/4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Rising power firms - the developmental promises and challenges

Guest Editors: Dr Mo Yamin, Prof Rudolf R Sinkovics

The competitive advantages of emerging market multinationals: a re-assessment

Peter J. Williamson

The purpose of this paper is to re-assess both the nature and sources of the competitive advantages which multinationals expanding from home bases in emerging economies…


Regional export advantage of rising power SMEs: Analytics and determinants in the Indian context

Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Keshab Das

The purpose of this study is to examine the subnational regional dimension of exports by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India, one of the prominent emerging…

Resources-for-infrastructure (R4I) swaps: A new model for successful internationalisation strategies of rising power firms?

Peter Konijn, Rob van Tulder

This paper aims to understand the role resources-for-infrastructure (R4I) swaps play in internationalisation strategies, thereby contributing to a modern theory of the…

Responding to the rising power “threat”: Pharmaceutical MNEs and the intellectual property “institutional void”

Rory Horner

This paper aims to explore how established multinational enterprises (MNEs) have responded to the perceived threat from rising power firms by seeking to alter the…

The mirage of upgrading local automotive parts suppliers through the creation of vertical linkages with MNEs in developing economies

Zaheer Khan, Yong Kyu Lew, Rudolf R. Sinkovics

This paper aims to explore inter-organizational linkages and the extent of technology transfer and develop propositions related to the linkages, technology transfer and…

Global value chains, rising power firms and economic and social upgrading

Joonkoo Lee, Gary Gereffi

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the global value chain (GVC) approach to understand the relationship between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and the changing…


A reconceptualisation of social value creation as social constraint alleviation

Noemi Sinkovics, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, Samia Ferdous Hoque, Laszlo Czaban

The purpose of this paper includes two interconnected objectives. The first is to provide a reconceptualisation of social value creation as social constraint alleviation…

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