Special Issue "International Corporate Strategy and Management"

A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Luis Ángel Guerras-Martín

Department of Business Economics (ADO), Applied Economics and Fundamentals of Economic Analysis, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: management, strategic management, business, entrepreneurship, innovation, business management, strategic planning, investment, strategic analysis, strategic thinking
Guest Editor
Dr. Jose Ángel Zúñiga-Vicente

Department of Business Economics (ADO), Applied Economics and Fundamentals of Economic Analysis, Rey Juan Carlos University, 28933 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: management, strategic management, innovation, business management, international business, SMEs, technology & innovation, international business management, innovation studies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on one critical topic that has attracted a great amount of attention over the last years from scholars in different disciplines, as well as business leaders: International Corporate Strategy and Management. In fact, most scholars and businessmen are in agreement in arguing that to successfully compete and survive in an increasingly globalized environment like the current one, particular attention should be given to the issue of adoption and management of the most suitable international corporate strategies. The aim of this Special Issue is to shed fresh insights on this theme. Certainly, there is currently a large body of research on this topic but it seems obvious that further efforts are still necessary to obtain a better understanding on the phenomenon under study. Studies that conduct critical theoretical analysis, comparative observation, empirical testing and longitudinal case investigations relating to the Special Issue are particularly encouraged and welcome.

Some possible topics include but not limited to different corporate strategies always related to an international context:

  • Analysis of the main micro- and macro-determinants in the adoption and management of international corporate strategies. 
  • Diversification and corporate restructuring in an international context.
  • Study of the relationships between different corporate strategies (product and/or market) and organizational outcomes.
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • International cooperation agreements and alliances.
  • Main benefits and costs related to different types of international corporate strategies or international market-entry strategies.
  • The role of innovation in international corporate strategies.
  • Corporate government and Corporate Social Responsibility in an international context.
  • Corporate strategies in emerging versus developed countries.
  • Temporal analysis of the international path followed by firms.
  • Human resources and cross-cultural management in international firms.

Prof. Dr. Luis Ángel Guerras-Martín
Dr. Jose Ángel Zúñiga-Vicente
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Successful Human Resources Management Factors in International Mergers and Acquisitions
Adm. Sci. 2018, 8(3), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030045
Received: 10 July 2018 / Revised: 13 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 17 August 2018
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have received a great deal of attention in academic literature but the role of human resources management in M&A success is still understudied. Of the three stages identified in a merger and acquisition process (planning, integration and implementation), most
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have received a great deal of attention in academic literature but the role of human resources management in M&A success is still understudied. Of the three stages identified in a merger and acquisition process (planning, integration and implementation), most research focuses on the planning and integration stages. Thus, the aim of this paper is to analyse the main factors that determine the success of HR management in the implementation stage of an international M&A operation: consolidate leadership; human resource provision and evaluation; structure, strategy and culture evaluation; and control of the merger and acquisition process. With this objective, we developed a case study of a multinational company that operates in the mechanical engineering sector. The results illustrate the main factors, human resource practices, and human resources management and behaviour outcomes undertaken by a multinational company during the M&A implementation stage. The case study allows researchers to learn from professionals and business leaders and presents a roadmap that can be considered to manage HR in the M&A process. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Assembling Frameworks for Strategic Innovation Enactment: Enhancing Transformational Agility through Situational Scanning
Adm. Sci. 2018, 8(3), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8030037
Received: 26 June 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 23 July 2018 / Published: 25 July 2018
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Although a significant body of knowledge has been created around strategic management that drives change and innovation, there are voids in the literature regarding assembling a flexible and localized environmental scanning (ES) framework needed to assess threats, opportunities, the current environment, and the
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Although a significant body of knowledge has been created around strategic management that drives change and innovation, there are voids in the literature regarding assembling a flexible and localized environmental scanning (ES) framework needed to assess threats, opportunities, the current environment, and the desired end-state of a global value chain (GVC) with direct linkages to strategic enactment. In this paper, the author describes this gap and develops a capability to create a task plan from a situational ES. The need for ES customization is further validated as a result of the change during a transformation or adaptation, hence the need for a localized feedback mechanism. Full article
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