Protectionism in International Business Submission Deadline: January 31,2021.

PostenCall for Papers for a Focused Issue on

Guest Editors:

Mohammad Ahammad, m,f.ahammad(S) (University of Leeds, UK)

Ilan Alon, ilan.alon(o)uia,no (University of Agder, Norway)

Jeremy Clegg, l.i.clegg(a),,uk (University of Leeds, UK)

Shlomo Tarba, s.tarba@,bham,ac,uk (University of Birmingham, UK)

Ilan Vertinsky, ilan,vertinskv@, (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

Focused Issue Description

Globalization has increased the ebb and flow of products, capital, employees, and information. However, these flows have been interrupted by the recent waves of nationalistic, xenophobic, and anti-globalist movements of all stripes (Ghemawat, 2016). Populist governments have risen in various parts of Europe, the Americas and Asia and have led to renewed trade and geopolitical tensions along the East-West and South-North axes.

Thus, we believe that examination of the links between environmental condition, such as protectionism, tariffs, immigration policies, censorship, surveillance, trade and investment agreements, convertibility restrictions and trade wars, institutions and the multinational enterprise is very timely in the International Business domain.

Recent shifts towards the more protectionist and nationalistic policies in the political terrain of the two major energy importing and consuming nations on both sides of the Pacific are set to pose existential concerns and questions for policymakers (Aidelojie, 2019).

We welcome submissions addressing the following issues (but not to the exclusion of other topics related to the theme of the call for papers):

* How can multinational firms manage the new political landscape of protectionism?

* What are the interrelationships between nationalism, populism, isolationism, and protectionism and the multinational firm?

* What is the impact protectionism on the global value chain disagglomeration/disintegration?

* What are the interrelationships between protectionism and non-market strategies employed by MNEs and SMEs?

* What is the impact of protectionism on the pursuits of M&A, joint ventures, and strategic alliances by MNEs and SMEs?

* What is the impact of the protectionism on the new emergent global order in terms of the institutional structures (or institutional voids)?

What is the role of protectionism in the agenda...

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