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Publication date: 6 June 2019

Joanne Roberts

Through a critical review of the impact of luxury international business, this study aims to contribute to an understanding of business activities that depend on an…

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Purpose

Through a critical review of the impact of luxury international business, this study aims to contribute to an understanding of business activities that depend on an unequal distribution of income and wealth.

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on a wide range of academic and practitioner literature, this study adopts a critical luxury studies approach to provide an assessment of the economic and social impact of luxury international business.

Findings

Luxury is an increasingly important sector of the economy, which contributes to the welfare of increasing numbers of people across the world. Alongside its dependence on an unequal distribution of income and wealth and the negative aspects to which this gives rise, luxury business generates significant benefits to the economy and society through promoting economic growth, innovation, cultural enrichment, improved quality of the built environment and environmentally sustainable business practices. Nevertheless, an appropriate level of regulation and taxation on the excesses of contemporary luxury consumption could improve the welfare of all. Hence, luxury international business warrants investigation by critical scholars who recognize the complexity of the benefits and dark sides arising from luxury.

Research limitations/implications

This study draws on an extensive review of academic and practitioner literature. However, primary research is required to investigate further the key issues identified.

Social implications

Through an exploration of the impact of the production and consumption of luxury, this study reveals how luxury businesses serving the super-rich can contribute to the welfare of society whilst also giving rise to negative outcomes.

Originality/value

By adopting a critical luxury studies approach, this study offers an original contribution to the field of international business and introduces avenues for future critical international business research.

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critical perspectives on international business, vol. 15 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 8 May 2017

Zilia Iskoujina, Malgorzata Ciesielska, Joanne Roberts and Feng Li

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the definitions, dimensions, and classifications of online communities together with their potential to produce value for…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the definitions, dimensions, and classifications of online communities together with their potential to produce value for business. Those value options are then discussed in the context of empirical vignettes showing examples of business models focussed on one of the two potential benefits coming from online communities – clear financial gains and intangible long-run returns.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses systematic literature review method. In total, 67 academic paper in the area of business and management were chosen for the analysis.

Findings

The literature review shows multitude of online communities definitions and classifications, but hardly any comprehensive attempt to map the phenomena in full. This paper is looking into recognising potential revenue streams from online businesses and other non-financial benefits that can be combined to create strong and sustainable value proposition.

Originality/value

Drawing on the literature reviewed a novel categorisation of the commercial opportunities offered by the online communities is presented. These opportunities are discussed in a context of business model design.

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Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 30 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0953-4814

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Publication date: 2 March 2015

Joanne Roberts and Christoph Dörrenbächer

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critical perspectives on international business, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 25 October 2011

George Cairns and Joanne Roberts

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…

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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.

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Critical perspectives on international business, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 26 January 2012

Joanne Roberts and Christoph Dörrenbächer

The purpose of this extended editorial is to elaborate on the possible future trajectories of critical perspectives on international business. In addition, the content of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this extended editorial is to elaborate on the possible future trajectories of critical perspectives on international business. In addition, the content of the current issue is introduced.

Design/methodology/approach

This editorial reviews recent reflections on the field of international business to identify the concerns of mainstream scholars and to contrast these with those of central concern to critical scholars of international business. In the light of this, consideration is given to how critical perspectives on international business seeks to facilitate the development of academic debates that continue to question orthodox approaches to international business whilst also offering relevance for all stakeholders in international business activities from managers, shareholders and policy makers to workers, consumers and citizens, including future generations.

Findings

Taking stock of recent reflections on the future of the field of international business is useful in determining possible topics for future contributions to critical perspectives on international business.

Originality/value

This is the first attempt to review reflections on the future of international business since the Global Financial crisis of 2008. As such it offers an assessment of the current thinking in the field and offers directions for the development of critical perspectives on international business.

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Critical perspectives on international business, vol. 8 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

George Cairns and Joanne Roberts

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Critical perspectives on international business, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 2 May 2008

Joanne Roberts and George Cairns

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Critical perspectives on international business, vol. 4 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 13 July 2015

Zilia Iskoujina and Joanne Roberts

This paper aims to add to the understanding of knowledge sharing in online communities through an investigation of the relationship between individual participant’s…

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This paper aims to add to the understanding of knowledge sharing in online communities through an investigation of the relationship between individual participant’s motivations and management in open source software (OSS) communities. Drawing on a review of literature concerning knowledge sharing in organisations, the factors that motivate participants to share their knowledge in OSS communities, and the management of such communities, it is hypothesised that the quality of management influences the extent to which the motivations of members actually result in knowledge sharing.

Design/methodology/approach

To test the hypothesis, quantitative data were collected through an online questionnaire survey of OSS web developers with the aim of gathering respondents’ opinions concerning knowledge sharing, motivations to share knowledge and satisfaction with the management of OSS projects. Factor analysis, descriptive analysis, correlation analysis and regression analysis were used to explore the survey data.

Findings

The analysis of the data reveals that the individual participant’s satisfaction with the management of an OSS project is an important factor influencing the extent of their personal contribution to a community.

Originality/value

Little attention has been devoted to understanding the impact of management in OSS communities. Focused on OSS developers specialising in web development, the findings of this paper offer an important original contribution to understanding the connections between individual members’ satisfaction with management and their motivations to contribute to an OSS project. The findings reveal that motivations to share knowledge in online communities are influenced by the quality of management. Consequently, the findings suggest that appropriate management can enhance knowledge sharing in OSS projects and online communities, and organisations more generally.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 19 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 25 February 2014

Joanne Roberts and Christoph Dörrenbächer

This article reflects on the development and impact of critical perspectives on international business (CPoIB) during its first decade of existence. The influence that the…

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Purpose

This article reflects on the development and impact of critical perspectives on international business (CPoIB) during its first decade of existence. The influence that the journal has had through its efforts to challenge orthodox understandings of international business (IB) is considered. The evolution of CPoIB is set against the changing global environment. The contributions to this 10th anniversary issue are outlined.

Design/methodology/approach

The journal's contents are reviewed and their impact assessed through an analysis of download and citation data. The position of the journal in various journal quality rankings is also examined. The contents of mainstream IB journals are compared to those of CPoIB.

Findings

During its short life, CPoIB has had an important impact on the field of IB both directly through the consideration of issues from a critical perspective in the pages of the journal and through its influence on the field of IB and critical management studies.

Research limitations/implications

The conclusions of the research are based on nine years of citation and download data as well as journal quality lists.

Practical implications

The findings of this paper provide valuable information for authors seeking a quality and impactful outlet for their research in the field of critical perspectives on IB and related disciplines. Academic and political activists in the field of IB will find theoretical backgrounds supporting their political campaigns.

Originality/value

This is the only paper to undertake an assessment of the first decade of CPoIB's development, content, and impact.

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critical perspectives on international business, vol. 10 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 24 October 2008

Joanne Roberts and George Cairns

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Critical perspectives on international business, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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