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Special Issue Call for Papers on 'Global Value Chains, International Trade, and Markets: The Role of Emerging Economies'

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emerging Markets

Global Value Chains, International Trade, and Markets: The Role of Emerging Economies
Special issue Call for Papers for the International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM)

Global supply chains are continually evolving and transforming the way, emerging world economies do business with their developed counterparts. Developing nations are joining forces with developed nations through these rapidly transforming global value chains (GVCs) without investing in building their own; thus saving time, money and gaining access to technological innovations. Today, developing countries are exerting greater influence globally, economically and politically, given the power of GVCs. Through international organizations, such as the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), GVCs lead the way for shaping international trade, governance, production, employment, growth, development and competitiveness. Global economy is entering a "major inflection point", whereby GVCs are becoming increasingly predominant in both emerging and industrialized countries, and emerging economies have become a major engine of growth for global businesses and international trade.

In this special issue of the IJoEM, we invite submissions focused on supply chains as value chains in emerging (versus developed) economies, international trade, and interrelationships amongst logistics, supply chain management and global trade. We welcome submissions that offer important conceptual and empirical insights into the nature and processes of value chains, GVCs, GVC approaches and frameworks in different world economies, channel development and management, geographical collaborations, and global supply (value) chains. Of interest are papers that examine the impact of cross-cultural issues, characteristics, and challenges with regard to GVCs; institutional, political and regulatory factors on supply chain management issues; and the effects of institutional changes on IB discipline and supply chain processes with regard to emerging world economies.

Potential Topics of Interest (among others)
We welcome papers within the broadly defined subject theme area from all the major disciplines in business and management studies, including: strategy, international business, organizational behavior and cross-cultural management, marketing, operations and decision sciences, finance and accounting, international trade and business economics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Global supply (value) chains in developed vs emerging markets
• The role of institutions in promoting or constraining GVCs in emerging markets
• Factors impacting the geographic clustering of internationalization efforts for GVCs worldwide (developed as well as emerging economies)
• The impact of technology, innovation, institutions, industrialization, internationalization and governance on GVCs with regard to developing and developed economies
• The effect of internationalization on GVCs within a company, country or geographic region
• Cross-cultural collaboration and managerial mindset needed in GVC efforts
• Theoretical and Empirical contributions to the field of GVCs, institutions, international trade, and emerging markets

Deadlines, Submission Guidelines and Editors' Information
The special issue will feature the best papers from the Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE) chapter meeting to be held in November 2016 as well as submissions in response to the general call for papers. Based on editorial review, top rated papers will be invited to go through additional peer review to be considered for publication. Manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted through the IJoEM website:

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.
For general submission guidelines, see:…
For additional information on the 2016 AIB-SE Conference, see:

Dr. Anshu Arora (Special Issue Editor)
Associate Professor - Marketing
Director of Global Logistics & International
Business Education and Research Center
Savannah State University, Georgia, USA
[email protected]
Phone: (912) 358-3387

Dr. Nicole Hartley (Special Issue Editor)
Lecturer - Marketing
University of Queensland Business School
University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia
[email protected]
Phone: +61 7 3346 8022