Welcome to Journal of International Business Studies
The official publication of the Academy of International Business, publishing papers of significant interest that contribute to the theoretical basis of business and management studies. The Journal of International Business Studies’ broad scope and developmental editorial policies create accessible, thought-provoking content for the general academic business community.
Top 20 cited articles
2014 Volume 45
Nine issues per Volume
Journal Citation Reports®
2012 Impact Factor: 3.602*
JCR Social Sciences Edition
16/116 - Business
25/172 - Management
2012 5-year Impact Factor: 5.183*
JCR Social Sciences Edition
7/116 - Business
12/172 - Management
*2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
John Cantwell, USA
Open access option for authors now available
Journal of International Business Studies now offers authors of accepted papers the option to publish their articles with immediate open access upon publication. Find out more from our FAQs page.
New Area Editors
The JIBS team welcomes four new Area Editors in the areas of Institutions and the Political Environment for International Business; Economic Geography, FDI Theory, Strategy and Value Creation; International Knowledge Flows, Innovation, and MNE Strategy; and Managing the MNE Multinational Organization Studies. Read their full profiles as well as the rest of the editorial team's on our About page.
Special Issue: The Multinational in Geographic Space
Guest Editors: Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Ram Mudambi and Ulf Andersson
This special issue of JIBS advances a crucial new research agenda - to model international and subnational spatial variation jointly. Such analysis integrates the discrete effects of national borders with the continuous effects of distance. Both international and subnational contexts are affected by distance, but only the former are affected by borders.
We are pleased to share the following Editors’ selections from this issue, which are available free-to-read for a limited time:
MNEs as border-crossing multi-location enterprises: The role of discontinuities in geographic space FREE
Sjoerd Beugelsdijk and Ram Mudambi
Global cities and multinational enterprise location strategy FREE
Anthony Goerzen, Christian Geisler Asmussen and Bo Bernhard Nielsen
The hassle factor: An explanation for managerial location shunning FREE
Andreas Schotter and Paul W Beamish
New Special Issue Calls
2013 JIBS Decade Award
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2013 JIBS Decade Award are Dana Minbaeva, Torben Pedersen, Ingmar Björkman, Carl Fey and Hyeon Park for their article “MNC knowledge transfer, subsidiary absorptive capacity, and HRM”. Please join us in congratulating them!
JIBS welcomes submissions from across all business disciplines
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