International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Byung Il Park
ISSN online: 2059-1055
ISSN print: 2059-1047
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Transforming a domestic firm into a multinational corporation (MNC) innately entails the liabilities of foreignness as firms do not exactly know the actualities of foreign business environments. International business scholars have long been raising the question of why MNCs invest across borders and how they maximise earnings in unfamiliar markets. In the ongoing search for solutions, scholars realise in particular that they need to grapple with appropriate MNC strategies. IJMCS provides a forum for in-depth exploration of this research area.


 Topics covered include

  • Multinational corporation strategy and governance
  • Global business strategy
  • New international business models
  • International dimensions of local firm strategy
  • Multinational corporations based on emerging and developing markets
  • Corporate strategies in global environments
  • Multinational innovation strategy
  • The strategy and organisational structure of multinational corporations
  • Global trade and investment environment
  • Foreign market entry strategies for multinational corporations
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge management strategy
  • Research methods for multinational corporation strategy
  • Theories on multinational corporations and foreign direct investment

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The objectives of IJMCS are to discuss any and all aspects of multinational corporation strategies, such as innovation, corporate social responsibility, knowledge management, market entry strategies, foreign business environments and corporate governance, etc. By doing this, this journal will function as an effective conduit helping to communicate crucial strategic knowledge between MNC managers, policy makers, academic institutions, educators and scholars studying international business and strategy in the global context.


IJMCS provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the domain of multinational corporation strategy to deliver, influence and develop key knowledge on international business.


This journal publishes original papers, either qualitative or quantitative, which provide managerial and practical implications based on rigorous empirical evidence. In addition, it seeks research papers applying, extending and building theory and/or theoretical concepts that can impact the general discipline of international business. The editor also welcomes literature reviews, case studies and book reviews. Special Issues focusing on important topics in multinational corporation strategy will also be published from time to time.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Park, Byung Il, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Executive Editor

  • Khan, Zaheer, University of Kent, UK

Associate Editor

  • Lew, Yong Kyu, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Senior Advisory Board

  • Ghauri, Pervez N., University of Birmingham, UK
  • Glaister, Keith, University of Warwick, UK
  • Inkpen, Andrew, Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA
  • Santangelo, Grazia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Shenkar, Oded, Ohio State University, USA
  • Sinkovics, Rudolf R., The University of Manchester, UK
  • Yamin, Mo, University of Manchester, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, University of Kent, UK
  • Borda, Armando, Universidad ESAN, Peru
  • Bu, Maoliang, Nanjing University and Hopkins-Nanjing Center, China
  • Chung, Chul, University of Reading, UK
  • Cui, Lin, Australian National University, Australia
  • Dolores, Añón Higón, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Driffield, Nigel, University of Warwick, UK
  • Froese, Fabian, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Gaur, Ajai, Rutgers University, USA
  • Haakonsson, Stine, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • He, Shaowei, University of Northampton, UK
  • Hilmersson, Mikael, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Hong, Eunsuk, University of London, UK
  • Hong, Sungjin, Yeungnam University, South Korea
  • Jang, Seung Hoon, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jean, Ruey-Jer Bryan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Jiménez, Alfredo, Kedge Business School, France
  • Knight, Gary, Willamette University, USA
  • Kuivalainen, Olli, Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
  • Lee, Jeoung Yul, University of Leeds, UK
  • Lee, Seung-Hyun, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Moon, Jon Jungbien, Korea University, South Korea
  • Newenham-Kahindi, Aloysius, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Nicholson, Rekha (Rao), Newcastle University London, UK
  • Ogasavara, Mario Henrique, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, Brazil
  • Oh, Chang Hoon, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Park, Chansoo, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
  • Pattnaik, Chinmay, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Perri, Alessandra, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Rabellotti, Roberta, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Scott-Kennel, Joanna, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Shin, Geon-Cheol, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  • Song, Jaeyong, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Tatoglu, Ekrem, Ibn Haldun University, Turkey


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