The Journal of World Business is a premier journal in the field of International Business. The Journal's history dates to 1965, when it was founded as the Columbia Journal of World Business. JWB publishes cutting-edge research that reflect important developments in International Business. The Journal seeks to publish research that advances new theoretical directions and new ways of thinking about International Business phenomena. As such, to match the domain statement of the journal, submissions must have an explicit multinational, cross-border, or international comparative orientation and be relevant to the study of management and organizations. The journal especially encourages submissions that break new ground or demonstrate novel or counterintuitive findings challenging established theories or assumptions. The journal has no theoretical preferences and encourages submissions from a variety of conceptual and theoretical traditions, including those drawn from allied social sciences and behavioral sciences. Submissions should develop new theory or test existing theory. Empirical papers may employ a range of qualitative, quantitative and other methodologies provided the methods are rigorous and appropriate. Although JWB's primary readers are scholars and researchers, the journal values contributions that explore and explicate implications for Multinational Enterprises and their managers, as well as consequences for public policy and the broader role of business in society.
JWB welcomes manuscripts in the following areas that intersect with International Business: Global Political and Economic Environments; Strategic Management; Organization Theory; Organizational Behavior; Cross-Cultural Management; Leadership; Human Resources Management; Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability; Information Systems; Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship; Finance and Accounting; and Marketing and Consumer Behavior.