Research Methods in International Business: Challenges and Advances

Bo Bernhard Nielsen, Lorraine Eden*, Alain Verbeke

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High-quality research methods underpin strong scholarship in international business (IB) research. This book is a testimony to the maturity of the field and highlights both how far we have come and how far we still have to go. In this chapter, we first reiterate the importance of applying sound research methods while conducting IB research, and then proceed to identify a number of particularly salient methodological challenges facing scholars in IB research. We next review some key points in the Commentaries and Reflections that accompany the JIBS articles selected for this volume. Our chapter ends with a set of general recommendations to IB scholars in the pursuit of continuous high-quality scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in International Business
EditorsLorraine Eden, Bo Bernhard Nielsen, Alain Verbeke
Number of pages39
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9783030221126
ISBN (Electronic)9783030221133
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesJIBS Special Collections

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