Governance and Network: Cross-National Differences

Special issue call for papers from Management Decision

Guest Editor: Rosa Caiazza,
Professor of Management at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

Guest editors like to invite authors to submit proposals for a special issue titled “Governance and network: Cross-national differences around the world”.

The special issue aims to publish original research that summarizes, challenges or extends existing theory and identify areas for future research on the topic of cross-national differences among inter-organizational relationships created through shareholders and directors. 

We welcome conceptual, theoretical and empirical papers related to the phenomena of corporate governance and inter-organizational network.

Appropriate topics for the special issue would include, but are not limited, cross-national analysis of
-Corporate governance: causes and effects of networks among firms
-Shareholders: Pyramidal structures and groups 
-Board of directors: Interlocking directorates 
-The Influence of multiple-ties on firm strategies and performances
-Corporate networks around the world 
-Cross-national analysis of multiple-ties
-Family vs. non family firms: Are inter-organizational ties different?

The goal of the special issue is to produce articles that
(i)    summarize, integrate and test previously research on a corporate governance and network,
(ii)    identify weaknesses and/or limitations in extant research, and
(iii)    create agenda for future research studies.

We would expect that these papers serve as an important tool in consolidating and advancing our knowledge of inter-organizational ties due to common-shareholding, cross shareholding or interlocking directorates.

Deadlines, Submission and Review Process:
The Guest Editors encourage submissions of both empirical and conceptual/theoretical work.  Papers that apply an interdisciplinary approach and incorporate a sound and well-founded mixed-method design are welcome.

Deadline: November 30, 2017.

Further Information:
For questions regarding the content of this special issue, please contact the guest editors:
Rosa Caiazza: