Dynamics of International Business Research: A Relational Cluster Perspective

Werner Kunz, Stephan Manning, Torben Pedersen

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    Abstrakt

    This study examines the evolution of the field of international business (IB) research based on a relational cluster analysis of co-citations in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) from 1982 to 2011. Particularly, we examine the changing role of theory in relation to empirical IB research. Based on a factor and network analysis, we identify distinct clusters of IB research and their relations over time. We show that the initial focus of IB research on issues of international expansion has shifted towards issues of governance and implementation. In this process, debates on foreign entry mode and culture have served as important integrating themes. At the same time, theory debates in IB have expanded from a narrow focus on explaining international expansion, to a rather heterogeneous conglomerate of approaches which have assisted increasingly differentiated empirical research. Our findings have important implications for evaluating the present state and potential future of IB as a research field.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    RedaktørerPatricia McDougall-Covin, Tunga Kiyak
    UdgivelsesstedEast Lansing, MI
    ForlagAcademy of International Business
    Publikationsdato2013
    Sider164
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedAIB 2013 Annual Meeting : Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice - Sabancı University, Koç University, and Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Tyrkiet
    Varighed: 3 jul. 20136 jul. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 55
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    Konference

    KonferenceAIB 2013 Annual Meeting
    Nummer55
    LokationSabancı University, Koç University, and Özyeğin University
    LandTyrkiet
    ByIstanbul
    Periode03/07/201306/07/2013
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings
    Vol/bind55
    ISSN2078-4430

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