This International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms 14th volume (PDF) in the PIBR series is committed to Professor Peter Buckley, OBE, whose creative contributions to IB theory and practice over lots of years are unparalleled. His medical oeuvre has really continued to grow, both in depth and breadth, and programs a establishing level of scholastic strength that has really equated to the increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) qualities of the modern environment of international business.
The VUCA measurements of business environment that handle both managers and policymakers are amplified by a range of unforeseeable social, monetary, political and technological forces, such as: inter alia, the (post-fantastic-recession) boost of populism; growing anti-European belief in the European Union; increasing protectionism; a slump in advancement of emerging markets; the boost of the digital economy, and a lot more. These patterns affect the competitive position of nations and firms.
The present volume focuses on the threats and opportunities produced by the VUCA-patterns for international business (MNEs), little and medium sized business (SMEs), and international brand name-brand-new undertakings (INVs), in addition to the following 5 headings (not in order):
- IB scholarship in a VUCA world.
- New Contexts for Newly Internationalizing Firms.
- New Governance Challenges in International Business.
- Contemporary Management Perspectives in IB Research.
- New Perspectives on the Interplay in in between Firms and the Non-Market.