Special Issue of the Journal of World Business (JWB):

Internationalization of Social Enterprises

Conceptual, theoretical and empirical (both quantitative and qualitative) papers that advance the state of knowledge on internationalization of social enterprises including international social ventures. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The internationalization process of social enterprises. Do extant theories apply?
  • Typologies of social enterprises and new theory of the multinational social enterprise
  • Scalability of social enterprises across diverse locations
  • Determinants of born global social enterprises
  • Comparative research among social enterprises in developed and developing countries
  • Market selection and modes of entry of social enterprises
  • International networks and stakeholders and their influence on social enterprises
  • The international landscape of impact investors and their influence on social enterprises
  • The trade-off between financial and social performance in international social enterprises
  • The finance of international social enterprises
  • International issues in microfinance, microfranchising, and the “bottom of the pyramid” businesses and related organizations
  • Structure and strategy of international social enterprises
  • Determinants of internationalization of social enterprises, including social mission focused businesses
  • Impact of social enterprises in differing market conditions
  • Entrepreneurial and managerial antecedents of international social networks
  • Internal and external antecedents of international social entrepreneurship

Submission deadline: January 31, 2018

Submissions open: January 1, 2018.

Special Issue Editors:

For the full Call for Papers: CfP Internationalization of Social Enterprises