Journal of International Business Studies

(The median citation count of Journal of International Business Studies is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in international business136
Navigating cross-border institutional complexity: A review and assessment of multinational nonmarket strategy research128
Dealing with dynamic endogeneity in international business research102
Why the world economy needs, but will not get, more globalization in the post-COVID-19 decade97
Innovation in and from emerging economies: New insights and lessons for international business research93
Family firm internationalization: Past research and an agenda for the future87
Fifty years of methodological trends in JIBS: Why future IB research needs more triangulation85
The world economy will need even more globalization in the post-pandemic 2021 decade85
Reconciling theory and context: How the case study can set a new agenda for international business research83
State governance and technological innovation in emerging economies: State-owned enterprise restructuration and institutional logic dissonance in China’s high-speed train sector78
The influence of expatriate cultural intelligence on organizational embeddedness and knowledge sharing: The moderating effects of host country context75
The anatomy of an award-winning meta-analysis: Recommendations for authors, reviewers, and readers of meta-analytic reviews72
Unraveling the effects of cultural diversity in teams: A retrospective of research on multicultural work groups and an agenda for future research71
Research methods in international business: The challenge of complexity69
Back to basics: Behavioral theory and internationalization66
A general framework of digitization risks in international business64
Methodological practices in international business research: An after-action review of challenges and solutions57
Global scaling as a logic of multinationalization57
The theory and empirics of the structural reshaping of globalization56
Impact of informal institutions on the prevalence, strategy, and performance of family firms: A meta-analysis55
Institutional investment horizons and firm valuation around the world54
Illusions of techno-nationalism54
Foreign subsidiary CSR as a buffer against parent firm reputation risk53
Foreign direct investment along the Belt and Road: A political economy perspective51
Toward an action-based view of dynamic capabilities for international business51
Are firms with foreign CEOs better citizens? A study of the impact of CEO foreignness on corporate social performance47
What’s so special about born globals, their entrepreneurs or their business model?45
Best of both worlds: How embeddedness fit in the host unit and the headquarters improve repatriate knowledge transfer45
Multinational energy utilities in the energy transition: A configurational study of the drivers of FDI in renewables45
Robots do not get the coronavirus: The COVID-19 pandemic and the international division of labor42
Toward a loose coupling view of digital globalization41
Platform-based mobile payments adoption in emerging and developed countries: Role of country-level heterogeneity and network effects40
Multinational enterprises and natural disasters: Challenges and opportunities for IB research40
The rise of techno-geopolitical uncertainty: Implications of the United States CHIPS and Science Act40
The role of business models in firm internationalization: An exploration of European electricity firms in the context of the energy transition39
Charting new courses to enter foreign markets: Conceptualization, theoretical framework, and research directions on non-traditional entry modes39
E-platform use and exporting in the context of Alibaba: A signaling theory perspective38
Sharing economy: International marketing strategies37
Long-term energy transitions and international business: Concepts, theory, methods, and a research agenda37
Foreignness research in international business: Major streams and future directions33
Multinationality, portfolio diversification, and asymmetric MNE performance: The moderating role of real options awareness33
Beyond addressing multicollinearity: Robust quantitative analysis and machine learning in international business research32
The effect of international takeover laws on corporate resource adjustments: Market discipline and/or managerial myopia?32
The dark side of globalization: Evidence from the impact of COVID-19 on multinational companies31
Does social trust affect international contracting? Evidence from foreign bond covenants31
Springboard MNEs under de-globalization31
Informal institutions and international business: Toward an integrative research agenda30
Control changes in multinational corporations: Adjusting control approaches in practice30
A cross-cultural exploratory analysis of pandemic growth: The case of COVID-1929
International evidence on state ownership and trade credit: Opportunities and motivations28
Informal institutions, entrepreneurs’ political participation, and venture internationalization28
Internationalization of the firm: A discourse-based view28
The local co-evolution of firms and governments in the Information Age28
No place like home: The effect of exporting to the country of origin on the financial performance of immigrant-owned SMEs27
MNE responses to carbon pricing regulations: Theory and evidence27
Public sentiment is everything: Host-country public sentiment toward home country and acquisition ownership during institutional transition26
National culture and international business: A path forward25
Leviathan as foreign investor: Geopolitics and sovereign wealth funds25
International business in the digital age: Global strategies in a world of national institutions25
New connectivity in the fragmented world24
Sister cities, cross-national FDI, and the subnational FDI location decision24
Replication studies in international business24
Positive institutional changes through peace: The relative effects of peace agreements and non-market capabilities on FDI24
The long-term energy transition: Drivers, outcomes, and the role of the multinational enterprise24
Speed and synchronization in foreign market network entry: A note on the revisited Uppsala model24
Foreign ownership and corporate excess perks23
To make JIBS matter for a better world23
Putting qualitative international business research in context(s)23
Regional and global strategies of MNEs: Revisiting Rugman & Verbeke (2004)23
Business groups and the study of international business: A Coasean synthesis and extension22
The declining share of primary data and the neglect of the individual level in international business research22
A review of the internationalization of state-owned firms and sovereign wealth funds: Governments’ nonbusiness objectives and discreet power22
Taking chances? The effect of CEO risk propensity on firms’ risky internationalization decisions22
The impact of multinational enterprises on community informal institutions and rural poverty22
The effects of trade integration on formal and informal entrepreneurship: The moderating role of economic development20
Methodological fit for empirical research in international business: A contingency framework20
Protecting intellectual property in foreign subsidiaries: An internal network defense perspective20
Terrorism-induced uncertainty and firm R&D investment: A real options view20
Corruption level and uncertainty, FDI and domestic investment20
Social movements and international business activities of firms20
Government procurement and financial statement certification: Evidence from private firms in emerging economies20
Externalization in the platform economy: Social platforms and institutions20
Neglected elements: What we should cover more of in international business research19
Home-market economic development as a moderator of the self-selection and learning-by-exporting effects19
Running out of steam? A political incentive perspective of FDI inflows in China19
Family-owned multinational enterprises in the post-pandemic global economy19
Taxes, institutions, and innovation: Theory and international evidence18
Populist discourse and entrepreneurship: The role of political ideology and institutions18
Chief marketing officers’ discretion and firms’ internationalization: An empirical investigation18
Jurisdiction shopping and foreign location choice: The role of market and nonmarket experience in the European solar energy industry18
Beyond the double-edged sword of cultural diversity in teams: Progress, critique, and next steps18
Do foreign firms help make local firms greener? Evidence of environmental spillovers in China17
The influence of generalized and arbitrary institutional inefficiencies on the ownership decision in cross-border acquisitions17
Scaling digital solutions for wicked problems: Ecosystem versatility17
MNC responses to international NGO activist campaigns: Evidence from Royal Dutch/Shell in apartheid South Africa17
MNC response to superstitious practice in Myanmar IJVs: Understanding contested legitimacy, formal–informal legitimacy thresholds, and institutional disguise16
Africa rising: Opportunities for advancing theory on people, institutions, and the nation state in international business16
Event studies in international finance research16
Beyond the nation-state: Anchoring supranational institutions in international business research16
Top management teams in international business research: A review and suggestions for future research16
The influence of culture on the relationship between women directors and corporate social performance16
The impact of corruption on market reactions to international strategic alliances15
The event study in international business research: Opportunities, challenges, and practical solutions15
The two sides of cooperation in export relationships: When more is not better15
Deceptive signaling on globalized digital platforms: Institutional hypnosis and firm internationalization15
Consumption convergence across countries: measurement, antecedents, and consequences14
Compositional springboarding and EMNE evolution14
Absorptive capacity, socially enabling mechanisms, and the role of learning from trial and error experiments: A tribute to Dan Levinthal’s contribution to international business research14
When does multicollinearity bias coefficients and cause type 1 errors? A reconciliation of Lindner, Puck, and Verbeke (2020) with Kalnins (2018)14
The multinational enterprise, development, and the inequality of opportunities: A research agenda14
Complexity in a multinational enterprise’s global supply chain and its international business performance: A bane or a boon?14
The political economy and dynamics of bifurcated world governance and the decoupling of value chains: An alternative perspective14
Decoupling in international business: The ‘new’ vulnerability of globalization and MNEs’ response strategies13
Societal trust, formal institutions, and foreign subsidiary staffing13
Developing international business scholarship for global societal impact13
Formal and informal institutional legacies and inward foreign direct investment into firms: Evidence from China13
MNE host-country alliance network position and post-entry establishment mode choice13
Three simple guidelines to make the dynamic capabilities paradigm actionable in international business research13
Political elections and corporate investment: International evidence13
More alike than different? A comparison of variance explained by cross-cultural models13
Multinationals, innovation, and institutional context: IPR protection and distance effects12
Whither geographic proximity? Bypassing local R&D units in foreign university collaboration12
Strategic leaders in multinational enterprises: A role-specific microfoundational view and research agenda12
Quasi-internalization, recombination advantages, and global value chains: Clarifying the role of ownership and control12
Equality, diversity, and inclusion in international business: A review and research agenda12
Capitalizing on the uniqueness of international business: Towards a theory of place, space, and organization12
Dynamic capabilities, the new multinational enterprise and business model innovation: A de/re-constructive commentary12
MNCs as dispersed structures of power: Performance and management implications of power distribution in the subsidiary portfolio12
Digital platform attention and international sales: An attention-based view12
The overarching role of international marketing: Relevance and centrality in research and practice11
Multiculturals as strategic human capital resources in multinational enterprises11
How does successive inpatriation contribute to subsidiary capability building and subsidiary evolution? An organizational knowledge creation perspective11
Informal institutions and the international strategy of MNEs: Effects of institutional effectiveness, convergence, and distance11
How do MNEs invent? An invention-based perspective of MNE profitability11
Beyond “Doing as the Romans Do”: A review of research on countercultural business practices11
Corporate social performance in international business11
Ecosystem social responsibility in international digital commerce11
More than intent: A bundling model of MNE–SME interactions11
Early evidence on how Industry 4.0 reshapes MNEs’ global value chains: The role of value creation versus value capturing by headquarters and foreign subsidiaries10
Knowledge sourcing by the multinational enterprise: An individual creativity-based model10
Privacy please: Power distance and people’s responses to data breaches across countries10
Transporting transparency: Director foreign experience and corporate information environment10
Industry 4.0 in international business research10
Actionable and enduring implications of Oliver Williamson’s transaction cost theory10
The formation of an MNE identity over the course of internationalization10
Customer satisfaction and international business: A multidisciplinary review and avenues for research10
Two-sided effects of state equity: The survival of Sino–foreign IJVs10
A stakeholder-based view of the evolution of intellectual property institutions10
International business studies: Are we really so uniquely complex?10
The “language” of career success: The effects of English language competence on local employees’ career outcomes in foreign subsidiaries10
International business is contributing to environmental crises9
Revisiting emerging market multinational enterprise views: The Goldilocks story restated9
Complexity in international business: The implications for theory9
Configuring political relationships to navigate host-country institutional complexity: Insights from Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa9
Competing for digital human capital: The retention effect of digital expertise in MNC subsidiaries9
Cross-listing and price efficiency: An institutional explanation9
The link between foreign institutional owners and multinational enterprises’ environmental outcomes9
Competition laws, ownership, and corporate social responsibility9
Whole country-of-origin network development abroad8
Political corporate social responsibility: The role of deliberative capacity8
And the subsidiary lives on: Harnessing complex realities in the contemporary MNE8
Whither national subsidiaries? The need to refocus international management research on structures and processes that matter8
Income inequality, social cohesion, and crime against businesses: Evidence from a global sample of firms8
The dynamic process of pro-market reforms and foreign affiliate performance: When to seek local, subnational, or global help?8
Informal institutions and absorptive capacity: A cross-country meta-analytic study8
Methodological challenges and insights for future international business research8
What drives corporate social performance? The role of nation-level institutions8
Foreign influence, control, and indirect ownership: Implications for productivity spillovers8
Controlling without owning – owning without controlling: A critical note on two extensions of internalization theory8
Perlmutter revisited: Revealing the anomic mindset8
How much is new in Brouthers et al.’s new foreign entry modes, and do they challenge the transaction cost theory of entry mode choice?8
Navigating MNE control and coordination: A critical review and directions for future research7
Cultural diversity in semi-virtual teams: A multicultural esports team study7
Relational assets or liabilities? Competition, collaboration, and firm intellectual property breakthrough in the Chinese high-speed train sector7
International business and Africa: Theoretical and applied challenges, and future directions7
The timing and mode of foreign exit from conflict zones: A behavioral perspective7
The last frontier of globalization: Trade and foreign direct investment in healthcare7
Pride and prejudice: Unraveling and mitigating domestic country bias6
Global cities, the liability of foreignness, and theory on place and space in international business6
Human behavior and judgment: A critical nano-foundation for the Uppsala model and international business studies6
International expansion and home-country resource acquisition: A signaling perspective of emerging-market firms’ internationalization6
Tracing the connections between international business and communicable diseases6
The 2020 AIB curriculum survey: The state of internationalizing students, faculty, and programs6
Cultural congruence or compensation? A meta-analytic test of transformational and transactional leadership effects across cultures6
Global migration: Implications for international business scholarship6
How does offshore outsourcing of knowledge-intensive activities affect the exports and financial performance of emerging market firms?6
Developing theoretically informed typologies in international business: Why we need them, and how to do it6
International business research: The real challenges are data and theory6