This International Business in a VUCA World: The Changing Role of States and Firms 14th volume (PDF) in the PIBR series is devoted to Professor Peter Buckley, OBE, whose innovative contributions to IB theory and practice over numerous years are unequaled. His clinical oeuvre has actually continued to grow, both in depth and breadth, and shows a developing level of academic durability that has actually equaled the increasing Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) attributes of the contemporary environment of international business.
The VUCA measurements of business environment that deal with both supervisors and policymakers are enhanced by a variety of unforeseeable social, financial, political and technological forces, such as: inter alia, the (post-terrific-economic crisis) increase of populism; growing anti-European belief in the European Union; increasing protectionism; a downturn in development of emerging markets; the increase of the digital economy, and much more. These patterns impact the competitive position of countries and firms.
The present volume concentrates on the risks and chances produced by the VUCA-patterns for international business (MNEs), little and medium sized business (SMEs), and international brand-new endeavors (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 between Firms and the Non-Market.