Call for papers


Int. J. of Business and Emerging Markets


Special Issue on: "As ASEAN nears 50, what have we learned?"


Guest Editor: Dr. Nicholas Grigoriou, Monash University, Malaysia


Since ASEANís formation in August 1967, ASEAN nations have committed to free trade, resulting in collective regional economic growth. This economic integration and its continuance is vital for enhancing competitiveness, reduction of poverty, job creation, attracting international investment, and sustainable business growth. ASEAN nations have broadened their cooperation beyond economic ties to include political ties and regional security agreements.


ASEAN trade volumes are running at more than US $1.5 trillion per annum. The main trading partners in 2009 were China (US $178 billion), the EU (US $172 billion), Japan (US $162 billion), and the USA (US $150 billion). The figure for China is higher if trade with Hong Kong (US $68 billion) is taken into account. Substantial opportunities continue to emerge for multinational corporations and overseas investors (ASEAN, 2011).


Against this backdrop, scholarly research in highlighting ASEANís achievements in the years since its inception is being sought. To understand general business practices in the ASEAN region, this special issue aims to present research on a broad range of topics from an emerging markets viewpoint. Manuscripts may be conceptual or empirical. All manuscripts should work to make a substantive contribution to emerging markets literature.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Nation(al) branding strategies
  • National trade agreements and their impact on business
  • Regional business networks
  • Business sustainability strategies
  • Effects of social media marketing on business strategies
  • Emerging practices in human resource management
  • Value creation strategies in consumer or industrial markets
  • "Green" business strategies
  • Transactional governance structures
  • Anti-corruption business practices and law enforcement strategies
  • China-ASEAN economic relations
  • Regional integrated marketing communications strategies


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).


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


Submission of abstracts: 17 March, 2012


Manuscripts due by: 3 September, 2012


Notification of authors: 4 January, 2013


Submission of final versions: 15 March, 2013


Papers-in-progress or papers submitted earlier than the submission date will be put through the review process on rolling basis, and authors can thus expect communications from us sooner.


Editors and Notes


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our information on preparing and submitting articles. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact, describing the exact problem you experience. (Please include in your email the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor)