Title: European Journal of International Management: past, present and future

Authors: Satish Kumar; Andrea Paltrinieri; Weng Marc Lim; Nitesh Pandey; Debmalya Mukherjee

Addresses: Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India; Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, Swinburne University of Technology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia ' Department of Economics and Business Administration, Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy ' Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Faculty of Business, Design and Arts, Swinburne University of Technology, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia ' Department of Management Studies, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India ' Department of Management, College of Business, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA

Abstract: European Journal of International Management (EJIM) is one of the leading journals in the field of international business. Despite its leading status, the journal, to date, has not been retrospectively reviewed. Therefore, the aim of this article is to commemorate EJIM' 15th anniversary with an in-depth and comprehensive review of the journal's knowledge output. Using bibliometric analysis, we find that EJIM has grown immensely in terms of its impact, with consistent growth in its citations. In line with its European slant, most articles published in EJIM originate from Europe. In terms of methodology, the journal has moved from empirical qualitative to empirical quantitative research. The bibliometric findings show six prominent themes that include internationalisation in entrepreneurial ventures and small and medium enterprises, competencies of multinational firms, strategic management in international business, international human resource management, national culture and organisational culture. Though the major focus of the EJIM' initial years was on international human resource management, it has more recently shifted its focus to internationalisation strategies involving entrepreneurial ventures and Small- and Medium-Enterprises (SMEs). The insights from this retrospective review should be useful to the editors and editorial board members in appreciating the achievements of EJIM and shape its future.

Keywords: bibliometric analysis; European Journal of International Management; keyword co-occurrence analysis; performance analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIM.2022.10047481

European Journal of International Management, 2022 Vol.18 No.1, pp.1 - 31

Received: 16 Nov 2021
Accepted: 17 Feb 2022

Published online: 04 Jul 2022 *

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