International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Satyendra Singh
ISSN online: 1753-6227
ISSN print: 1753-6219
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Scholars and managers have shown significant interest in business opportunities provided by emerging markets (EM). Foreign firms'opportunities range from investing in EM to outsourcing from EM, whereas local firms/economies benefit from investments and expertise of foreign firms. Understanding EM characteristics in the face of evolving government policies and changing consumer behaviour is crucial to identifying new consumer needs and developing suitable products/services to meet them. IJBEM addresses these needs by stressing the use of qualitative and empirical data.


 Topics covered include

  • Research issues in EM
  • International business and local government policies
  • Business, production, and market orientation of local firms
  • Outsourcing from EM
  • Marketing effectiveness and marketing culture
  • Local culture, consumer behaviour, and advertisements
  • Transforming local brands into global brands
  • Small– and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) and family businesses
  • Local multinational firms and their management
  • Foreign investments, risks, and returns
  • Corporate culture, strategy and ethics
  • Organisational behaviour, human resources, and training and development
  • Financial and non-financial business performance
  • Information technology and competitiveness

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The main objective of the inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed IJBEM is to encourage application of research methods to solve specific business-related problems in EM. The journal aims to promote articles that are based on the unification of the theoretical–quantitative or the empirical–qualitative approach, and that propose future research directions for scholars and recommend actionable business strategies for managers.


IJBEM publishes articles on a broad spectrum of topics relating to EM, and provides scholars with informative research-based articles to advance the research agenda, and managers with practical recommendations to grow their businesses. Policy makers should also benefit from the theory–practice focus of the journal.


As the dedicated journal in EM, IJBEM publishes original articles – theoretical and empirical – in all areas of business – marketing, operations, human resources, and organisational behaviour, among others. Special issues devoted to important topics in EM will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Singh, Satyendra, Academy of Business and Emerging Markets and University of Winnipeg, Canada

Regional Editors Africa

  • Roberts-Lambard, Mornay, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Wanasika, Isaac, University of Northern Colorado, USA

Regional Editors Asia

  • Chari, Murali D.R., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Luk, Chung-Leung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Singh, Ramendra, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), India

Regional Editor Eastern Europe

  • McKenzie, Brent, University of Guelph, Canada

Regional Editor Middle East

  • Vel, Prakash, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Regional Editor South America

  • Camacho, Luis, SUNY Empire State College, USA

Book Review Editors

  • Govaere, Velia, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, Costa Rica
  • Nguyen, Lam D., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Agwu, Edwin, Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Akinmayowa, Taiwo, University of Benin, Nigeria
  • Alon, Ilan, University of Agder, Norway
  • Avlonitis, George J., Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Chhokar, Jagdeep, Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Ahmedabad), India
  • Chung, Mona, Deakin University, Australia
  • Civi, Emin, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
  • Cunningham, Peggy, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Dahl, Darren, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dash, Tapas Ranjan, Build Bright University, Cambodia
  • Ding, Daniel, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Garita, Maurico, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala
  • Grigoriou, Nicholas, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA
  • Jallouli, Rim, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Kabir, Humayun, University of Swaziland, South Africa
  • Kaynak, Erdener, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, USA
  • Korsakiene, Renata, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
  • Kouchtch, Sergei, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
  • LaPlaca, Peter J., University of Hartford, USA
  • Lewa, Peter, United States International University, Kenya
  • Madichie, Nnamdi O., London School of Business Management, UK
  • Murray, Janet Y., University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA
  • Neves, Marcos Fava, University of Sao Paulo – USP, Brazil
  • Okoroafo, Sam C., University of Toledo, USA
  • Paliwoda, Stan, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Papadopoulos, Nicolas, Carleton University, Canada
  • Pitt, Leyland, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Prava, Nalini, Indian Institute of Management (IIM Shillong), India
  • Sabri, Nidal Rashid, Birzeit University of Palestine, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • Shoham, Aviv, University of Haifa and Mishmar Haemek, Israel
  • Sokolovska, Olena, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Tynan, Caroline, Nottingham University, UK
  • Vashko, Irina, Academy of Public Administration, Belarus
  • Xie, Wei, Tsinghua University, China
  • Yoo, Junwook, Marshall University, USA


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