46th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference
25-27 April 2019, University of Sussex, Brighton
Multinational Enterprises and their Non-market Social and Political Strategies
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Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2019
Doctoral Colloquium: 25 April 2019
Main Conference: 26 and 27 April 2019
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University of Sussex, Brighton
CALL FOR PAPERS
In the current times, regulatory environments surrounding Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are changing in both developed countries (notably, in the US & the UK) and in emerging economies. The ‘nonmarket’ environment surrounding MNEs comprises of social actors such as communities and non-governmental organisations; and political actors such as regulatory agencies and the government. MNEs come across a variety of nonmarket stakeholders who often have conflicting expectations. Via Nonmarket strategies, MNEs can address the interests of various stakeholders, such as of customers in demanding low-priced products, of employees of having continued jobs, of shareholders of expecting reasonable profits, and of communities in contributing to local development. In doing so, MNEs can participate in the government’s policymaking process by cooperating with nonmarket actors and by identifying win-win solutions. Research on MNEs’ non-market strategies is scarce and non-market strategies become increasingly important in the current times of uncertainty. At the opening plenary session, we therefore call for greater research in this rather less-researched, yet important aspect of international business, and on the implications of MNEs’ nonmarket strategies.
In line with the conference theme, we therefore call for greater research in this rather less-researched, yet important aspect of international business, and the implications of MNEs’ nonmarket strategies in the current times. While we focus on this theme, we welcome papers in ALL areas of International Business. Please see our conference tracks for further information.
Conference Chair: Vikrant Shirodkar
Conference Committee Members: Roger Strange, John Luiz, Yong Yang, Norifumi Kawai, Steven Brieger, Eleni Piteli.
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