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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

ISSN: 0047-2506
EISSN: 1478-6990

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


Palgrave Open

Open access

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:

  1. MNEs as border-crossing multi-location enterprises: The role of discontinuities in geographic space  FREE

    Sjoerd Beugelsdijk and Ram Mudambi

  2. Global cities and multinational enterprise location strategy FREE

    Anthony Goerzen, Christian Geisler Asmussen and Bo Bernhard Nielsen

  3. The hassle factor: An explanation for managerial location shunning FREE

    Andreas Schotter and Paul W Beamish

View the full Special Issue contents HERE.

New Special Issue Calls

JIBS has issued two new calls for papers for special issues on: What Is Culture and How Do We Measure It? and Internationalization in the Information Age.

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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