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Publication: International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM)
Title: Internationalization Opportunities of Central and Eastern European Firms After Brexit and the Entry of Leading Chinese Multinationals into Europe
Type:Journal Special Issue
Editors:Tiia Vissak (University of Tartu), Dafnis N. Coudounaris (University of Tartu)
Deadline:February 1, 2018


Guest editors of International Journal of Export Marketing (IJEXPORTM) Dr. Tiia Vissak, Senior Researcher and Dr. Dafnis N. Coudounaris, Associate Professor, both from the University of Tartu,

School of Economics and Business Administration, invite you to submit a contribution to the Special Issue 1 2018.

Important dates for your submission: Manuscripts due by: 1st February 2018, Notification to authors: 15th June 2018, Final versions due by: 30th September 2018.

Description [aims/objectives/content/readership/etc.

Aims and objectives: This special issue aims to investigate Central and Eastern European firms’ internationalization opportunities after Brexit and leading Chinese multinationals’ recent entry to Europe. Studies on export activities, export barriers and export motives of born globals/international new ventures and other types of internationalizers, and also CEE firms’ foreign direct investments, international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and divestments are welcome. They can be conceptual or based on quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods. Studies based on data from more than one CEE country are especially welcome.        

Subject Coverage

  Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •   Business opportunities and impediments arising from Brexit
  • Business opportunities and impediments arising from Chinese multinationals’ entry to CEE
  • Business opportunities and impediments arising from other changes in CEE firms’ economic environment
  • CEE firms’ export performance
  • CEE firms’ export motives and barriers
  • CEE exporters’ de- and re-internationalization (foreign market exits and re-entries
  • Born globals established in CEE
  •  Other internationalizers established in CEE
  • Immigrant and re-migrant entrepreneurship in CEE
  • The impact of network relationships on CEE firms’ internationalization
  • The impact of ownership change on CEE firms’ internationalization
  • Foreign direct investments by CEE firms
  • International joint ventures in CEE
  • Mergers and acquisitions in CEE
  • Factors causing CEE firms’ divestment decisions    

Notes for Prospective Authors:

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on submitting articles

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors at tiia.vissak@ut.ee and dafnis.coudoounaris@ut.ee

IJEXPORTM has a rigorous review process and it has already gained international recognition in different international lists i.e. Finnish list (JUFO 1 Level), Norwegian List ( Scientific 1 Level)

and USA List ( Cabell’s directory). Other lists are on the way to evaluate IJEXPORTM.

IJEXPORTM will apply to the SCOPUS List and the Emerging List of Web of Science during 2018.

The editorial board of IJEXPORTM consisting of 49 top scholars together with another 30 ad-hoc reviewers handle the review process.

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