Migrants, Migration Policies, and International Business Research: Current Trends and New Directions

Barnard, H., Deeds, D., Mudambi, R., & Vaaler, P., Migrants, migration policies, and international business research: Current trends and new directions. Journal of International Business Policy, Forthcoming

30 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2019

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Helena Barnard

University of Pretoria - Gordon Institute of Business Science

David L. Deeds

University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business; Case Western Reserve University - Department of Marketing and Policy Studies

Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management

Paul M. Vaaler

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Law School and Carlson School of Management

Date Written: November 13, 2019

Abstract

Migrant and migration policy (MMP) issues have often influenced important international business (IB) research questions, but the last 20 years have seen the emergence of new or “renewed” MMP issues tied to changes in migrant demographics, wealth, skills, home-country provenance, host-country attitudes, and international governance. Articles in the inaugural special issue of the Journal of International Business Policy address those issues, connect them to classic IB research questions, and then develop theory and evidence to inform current IB scholarly debates and guide IB executives, investors, and the public policy-makers overseeing those business activities. Our introductory article provides an overview of new and renewed MMP issues addressed in the special issue. It defines foundational MMP concepts and trends, compares classic IB and current MMP research questions, summarizes the eight articles included in the special issue, and offers suggestions for advancing research in both fields.

Keywords: migrants, migration policy, multinational enterprises, foreign direct investment, remittances, entrepreneurship, knowledge flows, corporate social responsibility

JEL Classification: F22, F23, F24, F63, M13, M14, M16, O15, O17, O38, O43

Suggested Citation

Barnard, Helena and Deeds, David L. and Mudambi, Ram and Vaaler, Paul M., Migrants, Migration Policies, and International Business Research: Current Trends and New Directions (November 13, 2019). Barnard, H., Deeds, D., Mudambi, R., & Vaaler, P., Migrants, migration policies, and international business research: Current trends and new directions. Journal of International Business Policy, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3486161 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3486161

Helena Barnard

University of Pretoria - Gordon Institute of Business Science ( email )

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South Africa
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David L. Deeds

University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business ( email )

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United States

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Marketing and Policy Studies ( email )

Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Ram Mudambi

Temple University - Department of Strategic Management ( email )

Fox School of Business and Management
Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States
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215-204-8029 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://sbm.temple.edu/~rmudambi/index.html

Paul M. Vaaler (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Law School and Carlson School of Management ( email )

229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
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612-626-1316 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty/paul-vaaler

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