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The Changing Strategies of International Business

How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape

  • Agnieszka Chidlow
  • Pervez N. Ghauri
  • Thomas Buckley
  • Emma C. Gardner
  • Amir Qamar
  • Emily Pickering


  • Brings together the most up-to-date knowledge on MNE strategies and developments in the field of international business

  • Provides insights on the current global business environment

  • Offers valuable contributions from a range of international experts


Part of the The Academy of International Business book series (AIB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-176
    2. Maria Uzhegova, Lasse Torkkeli, Maria Ivanova-Gongne
      Pages 177-197
    3. Ioan-Iustin Vadana, Lasse Torkkeli, Olli Kuivalainen, Sami Saarenketo
      Pages 199-220
    4. Lisa De Propris, Diletta Pegoraro
      Pages 221-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-243

About this book


Published in association with the UK and Ireland Chapter of the Academy of International Business.

In line with the 45th AIB-UKI conference, this edited collection brings together fresh perspectives on international business strategy, with a focus on the challenges faced by multinational enterprises (MNEs) in today’s changing commercial and political landscape. With a diverse range of contributors from varying international backgrounds, this book discusses the different strategies employed by MNEs, and analyses how they cope with the current global business environment. An extremely useful read for those studying globalisation and MNEs, this book provides an interdisciplinary and timely approach to international business strategy.


Multinational Companies Internationalization Political Landscape Multinational Strategies Global

Editors and affiliations

  • Agnieszka Chidlow
    • 1
  • Pervez N. Ghauri
    • 2
  • Thomas Buckley
    • 3
  • Emma C. Gardner
    • 4
  • Amir Qamar
    • 5
  • Emily Pickering
    • 6
  1. 1.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Management SchoolUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  4. 4.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  5. 5.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK
  6. 6.Birmingham Business SchoolUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

About the editors

Agnieszka Chidlow is Associate Professor of International Business and Head of the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. As Associate Editor of International Business Review, her research revolves around the internationalisation of firms and methodological issues within international business research.

Pervez N. Ghauri is Professor of International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Having previously studies at Uppsala University in Sweden, Pervez is the Editor-in-Chief of International Business Review.

Thomas Buckley is Assistant Professor of International Business Strategy in the Management School of the University of Sheffield, UK. He previously studied at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK, and his research focuses predominantly on the service sector and the retail industry.

Emma C. Gardner is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests include business and professional services, organisational routines and institutional change.

Amir Qamar is Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests include lean and agile operations, automotive supply chains, MNEs and productivity levels.

Emily Pickering is a Research Administrator at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. Her research mainly revolves around institutional operations and HR.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Changing Strategies of International Business
  • Book Subtitle How MNEs Manage in a Changing Commercial and Political Landscape
  • Editors Agnieszka Chidlow
    Pervez N. Ghauri
    Thomas Buckley
    Emma C. Gardner
    Amir Qamar
    Emily Pickering
  • Series Title The Academy of International Business
  • Series Abbreviated Title Academy of International Business
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-03930-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-03931-8
  • Series ISSN 2662-1223
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-1231
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 243
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Business
    Business Strategy/Leadership
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Industry Sectors
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“In compiling this volume the Editors have done a superb job in reflecting the turbulence and uncertainty for international business in many parts of the world today.  Private and state-owned MNEs as well as SME and born-digital enterprises are examined through various thematic lenses. These include: legitimacy, bureaucracy, political risk and institutional change, social interaction, technological disruption, human rights and responsible business practices.” (Marian V. Jones, Professor, The University of Sheffield, UK)

“This book is a valuable resource for teaching and research on contemporary international business. It offers new insights into the strategies that multinational enterprises, both large and small, adopt as paths to performance in a changing and increasingly uncertain international business environment.  It recognizes that their global expansion requires entry into unfamiliar markets, especially in emerging economies where coping with political risk, governmental regulation and different cultural norms are key requirements.” (John Child, Professor, University of Birmingham, UK)

“This is an exciting new book, covering contemporary issues of importance to the field of international business. It is structured around three key parts, namely multinationals, governments and political risks, emerging markets, and SMEs. With its numerous novel insights and original research, this book will guide current and future research agenda.” (Axele Giroud, Professor, University of Manchester, UK)

“This book brings together the latest research on key international business topics, and particularly incorporates changes in the institutional and competitive environments that multinational firms operate in, along with important technological changes. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to gain up-to-date insights into these matters.” (Michael Mol, Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)