Critical Perspectives on International Business: Volume 17 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Do multinational enterprise contribute to, or reduce global inequality?

Guest Editors: Shasha Zhao, Paul N. Gooderham, Anne-Wil Harzing, Marina Papanastassiou

Evaluation of the performance and implications of multinationals: a framework of issues

Robert D. Pearce, Yuxuan Tang

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate multinational enterprises’ (MNEs) performance and impact in contexts beyond their own internal objectives.

A comment on the multifaceted relationship between multinational enterprises and within-country inequality

Rajneesh Narula, Khadija van der Straaten

Whether by direct or indirect action (or by inaction), multinational enterprises (MNEs) can have both a positive and a negative effect on within-country social and economic…


Value-chain activities and individual wages

Laura Márquez-Ramos

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of whether emerging economies benefit or suffer more because of value-chain activities than advanced economies…

Multinational enterprises and economic inequality: A review and international business research agenda

Asmund Rygh

This paper contributes to laying a foundation for a research agenda in international business (IB) on multinational enterprises (MNEs) and economic inequality, through an…


Inequality through MNE–emerging economy coevolution? A political actor view on Myanmar/Burma’s peacebuilding

Jan Hermes, Irene Lehto

This study aims to understand how the coevolution of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and emerging economy institutions affects social and economic (in)equality in an ambiguous…

Women CEOs in Mexico: gendered local/global divide and the diversity management discourse

Mariana I. Paludi, Salvador Barragan, Albert Mills

The purpose of this study is to add to the existing research on critical perspectives on diversity management (DM). Specifically, this study examines the narratives of women chief…

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