Showcasing methodological rigour and state-of-the-art methods as hallmarks of modern international business (IB) research, this book offers a collection of the most relevant and highly cited research methods articles from the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). Each piece is accompanied by a new Commentary written by experts in the field; some also include Further Reflections by the original authors. Encompassing both qualitative and quantitative approaches, this comprehensive volume explores research design, testing and reporting, as well as specific methodological issues such as endogeneity, common method variance, and theorising from case studies. With recommendations for best practices relating to interaction effects, hypothesis testing, and replicability, this book is a unique and up-to-date reference source on the latest research methods and practices in international business. The book will also be essential reading for those studying any sub-discipline of IB research, including international economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing.
Lorraine Eden is Professor of Management, Texas A&M University, USA. She is a past Editor-in-Chief of JIBS and Past President and Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB), where she received the 2012 President’s Award and 2016 Inaugural Woman of the Year Award.
Bo Bernhard Nielsen is Professor of Business Strategy in the International Business Discipline, University of Sydney, Australia. He serves as Consulting Editor to JIBS, as well as being on the Editorial Boards of leading journals such as the Journal of Management and the Journal of World Business. Co-Founder of the Research Methods Special Interest Group at AIB, Bo is Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
Alain Verbeke is Professor of International Business at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, where he holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management. He is Editor-in-Chief of JIBS, an Adjunct Professor at the Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, and was elected as the Inaugural Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. Alain was elected as an AIB Fellow in 2008 and as a Fellow of the European International Business Academy (EIBA) in 2019.