Call for papers


Int. J. of Trade and Global Markets


Special issue on: "FDI Determinants in Southeast Europe and Prospects Towards EU Membership in the Western Balkans and Turkey"


Guest Editors:
Prof. Aristidis P. Bitzenis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Prof. Bruno S. Sergi, University of Messina, Italy


This special issue tackles central concerns such as FDI, multinationals and globalisation in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The aim here is to inform and encourage debate internationally between academics and practising professionals in all aspects of investment and business related matters in the region.


Subject Coverage


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • FDI determinants and its impact on a political economy dimension
  • Impact of FDI on host and home countries
  • FDI and globalisation
  • Privatisation as a part of FDI and its impact on a host country
  • FDI and multinationals
  • FDI and European Economic Integration
  • FDI and European Union Enlargement
  • Trends of FDI under the new globalised worlds
  • FDI and migration
  • Trade and FDI as complements or substitutes
  • FDI, trade and Regional Integration (regional initiatives)
  • FDI as a foreign entry mode and its impact on the business environment
  • Prospects of the Westerns Balkans and Turkey towards EU membership
  • Competitiveness in Southeast Europe


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Deadline for receipt of manuscripts is: 1 May 2010 (extended)


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Prof. Aristidis P. Bitzenis
University of Macedonia
Department of International and European Studies
156 Egnatia Str.,
GR 54006 Thessaloniki


Prof. Bruno S. Sergi
University of Messina
Faculty of Political Science
Via T. Cannizzaro, 278
98122 Messina


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor