Management International Review (MIR) is inviting submissions for Special Issue on

International Networking and Success- Vs. Failure-Based Learning of SMEs

The goal of this Special Issue is to motivate researchers into exploring knowledge regarding the creation and capture of entrepreneurial opportunities across borders via international networking, specifically interplaying with organizational learning based on self and vicarious success- versus failure-based learning.

Submission deadline: 10 January 2019

Special Issue Workshop: Chongqing, China: 20 August 2019

Examples of appropriate topics and research questions for this focused issue’s submissions include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • How can perspectives from the entrepreneurship, international business, and organizational theory unify and improve homogeneous versus heterogeneous constructs and operational definitions for the international networking and success- versus failure-learning of SMEs?
  • What mechanisms are included in the creation and capture of international networking opportunities across national borders by SMEs?
  • How do the pursuit of international opportunities via international networking and its interplay with success- versus failure-based learning vary across SME types?

How does self and vicarious learning by internationalized SMEs affect future successes and failures? How does this self and vicarious learning interplay with international networking by large MNEs versus SMEs?

Guest Editors

Timothy M. Devinney, University of Leeds (UK)

Jeoung Yul Lee, Chongqing Technology & Business U./Hongik U./U. of Leeds (China/South Korea/UK)

Alfredo Jimenez, KEDGE Business School (France)

Submission Information

Contributions should be submitted in English, in a Microsoft Word or compatible format via e-mail attachment to Jeoung Yul Lee (