How do China-US rivalry and de-globalization affect Chinese business?

The international context of business has shifted markedly in recent years, with globalization under US hegemony giving way to the twin forces of de-globalization and a growing Sino-American rivalry.…


Doing Qualitative Research in Emerging Markets

This special issue aims to advance the quality, diversity and understanding of qualitative research methods in management in the context of emerging markets (EMs).…


Diversity and creativity in cross-national teams

Due to globalization, organizations are increasingly operating in multicultural and multinational contexts. In 21st century, the metaphor of a ‘flat world’ comprehensively represents the contemporary business world.…


Codes of ethics: An unstoppable tendency

Corporate codes have increased extensively over the last three decades, significantly, as a response to the legal requirements that were developed in response to financial and business scandals.…


How agents change institutions: Coalitional dynamics and the reform of commercial training in Switzerland

While historical institutionalism gives priority to structure over agency, institutions have never developed and operated without the intervention of interested groups.[1] However, despite numerous recent advances in historical institutionalism,[2] the literature has made little progress in developing a “more actor-centered approach.”[3] This should not come as a surprise.…


May the force be with you: Antecedents and consequences of organizational resilience

Organizations have to strive in an uncertain and challenging environment, that is a fact. Then, why some organizations not only survive but emerge stronger, whereas others do not?…


Technological advancement and job automation – What are employees’ perceptions of our future workplace?

Recently there has been growing attention internationally around potential job automation, and the future of work. This is because of advances in technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms etc.…


Bank Identity: Banks, ID Cards, and the Emergence of a Financial Identification Society in Sweden

Today almost every adult in Sweden has a digital BankID, issued by banks for the purpose of ensuring safe payments. However, a BankID is also a pre¬requisite for contacts with for example municipal schools, and the public healthcare system.…