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JIBS Special Issue on Industry 4.0 Technologies

  • 1.  JIBS Special Issue on Industry 4.0 Technologies

    Posted 30 days ago

    Dear colleagues: If you are researching the application and the broader impact of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT and other emergent digital technologies in an international business context (from the perspective of multinationals, consumers, technology developers, regulators, and other national/international actors), please consider submitting your work to the JIBS Special Issue on Industry 4.0. The submission deadline is July 31, 2024.

     

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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    Special Issue of the Journal of International Business Studies  

     

    INDUSTRY 4.0 TECHNOLOGIES IN A GEOPOLITICALLY FRAGMENTED WORLD: 

    BEHAVIORAL, STRATEGIC AND SOCIETAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES

     

    Special Issue Editors:  

     

    Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2024 

     

    Motivation for the Special Issue 

    Digitalization of international business (IB) has garnered growing attention among IB researchers in recent years. Yet, so far, research in this area has largely focused on understanding the implications of digital platforms and ecosystems for multinational enterprises (MNEs), and to limited extent, the implications of MNEs' digital transformation initiatives, primarily from strategic perspectives (Meyer, Li, Brouthers, Jean, 2023) (see Table 1). Industry 4.0 (4IR) technologies-which bring together elements of smart automation, intelligence based on big data, cyber-physical connectivity, decentralized networks, and edge computing-portend a more transformative global business landscape with profound implications on not only where and how MNEs create and capture value but also how they impact the wellbeing of employees, local communities and the broader society (Babina, Fedyk, He, & Hodson, 2020; Lazarova, Caligiuri, Collings, & De Cieri, 2023; Luo & Zahra, 2023; Nambisan & Luo, 2022; Strange & Zucchella, 2017). This special issue seeks to bring IB researchers' attention to such a broader set of issues and challenges that ensue from the deployment of 4IR technologies by MNEs and to promote the adoption of a broader canvas – one that incorporates strategic, behavioral, and societal perspectives – to study them.

     

    Please see the Call for Papers for more details: https://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/27038958/data/v1

     

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    Satish Nambisan 

    Nancy and Joseph Keithley Professor of Technology Management

    Professor of Design & Innovation

    The Weatherhead School of Management

    Case Western Reserve University

    www.satishnambisan.org

    The Digital Multinational (MIT Press, 2022) – Gold Axiom Medal (2023)