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Critical Perspectives on International Business (CPoIB) is the only journal that exclusively supports critically reflexive discussions of the nature and impact of international business activity around the globe from a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

ISSN: 1742-2043
eISSN: 1742-2043

Aims and scope

Critical Perspectives on International Business (CPoIB) publishes high-quality research that critically engages with the broad field of international business including but not restricted to, issues of globalization, international business strategies, corporate social responsibility as well as power relations both within multinational firms and between multinational firms and civil society actors.

The journal promotes dialogue and new thinking and encourages authors to creatively and critically question the hegemony of transnational corporations, managerial orthodoxy and the dominant academic discourse.

With the aim of impacting business education and management practice, CPoIB welcomes empirical, theoretical and conceptual work that addresses the effects contemporary international business activity has on the individual, specific communities, the environment as well as on the economy and society as a whole. 

The journal covers multiple areas (but is not limited to):

  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Critical management and post-colonial studies
  • Emerging market and development studies
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Environmental studies
  • Gender, equality and diversity matters
  • Global value chain analysis
  • International economics, management, relations and business strategy
  • International and comparative political economy and sociology
  • International law
  • Organization studies
  • Public policy
  • Research methodologies and teaching of critical approaches
  • Technology, e-commerce and social media

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This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
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