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The Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) Editorial is pleased to release the best selected papers published from 2009 to 2019 for your review, comments and citations. Established in 2009, the TNCR’s target audience is academics, policymakers and industry practitioners who want to keep abreast of the latest in-depth knowledge on globalization, internationalization of firms, transnational corporations’ management, foreign direct investments, institutional innovations, policies and governance, and international trade and development. Since 2016, the TNCR is collaborated with Taylor & Francis Group for publishing and marketing. For more information, please visit our website at, and/or write to us at and / or For more information and full paper, please see below.

Most Read Articles from 2016-2019:


Yuan Ma & Peter J. Peverelli (2019). Strategic decisions in Chinese state-owned enterprises as outcome of the sensemaking of the CEO: the case of COSCO’s emerging involvement in the Port of Piraeus, Transnational Corporations Review, 11(1):50-64.

Ayesha Fatma & Nalin Bharti (2019). Perception vs. reality: understanding the US–China trade warTransnational Corporations Review, 11(4):270-278.

Bhaso Ndzendze & David Monyae (2019). China’s belt and road initiative: linkages with the African Union’s Agenda 2063 in historical perspectiveTransnational Corporations Review, 11(1):38-49.

Eric Maskin (2019). Introduction to mechanism design and implementationTransnational Corporations Review, 11(1):1-6.

Abdulhamid Sukar & Syed Ahmed (2019). Rise of trade protectionism: the case of US-Sino trade warTransnational Corporations Review, 11(4):279-289.

Andrew G. Ross (2019). Governance infrastructure and FDI flows in developing countriesTransnational Corporations Review, 11(2):109-119.

K. V. Bhanu Murthy & Anjala Kalsie (2019). Perception vs. reality: understanding the US–China trade warTransnational Corporations Review, 11(4):290-297.

Mohamed Aslam (2019). US-China trade disputes and its impact on ASEANTransnational Corporations Review, 11(4):332-345.


Ziva Rozen-Bakher (2018). How do each dimension of Hofstede’s national culture separately influence M&A success in cross-border M&As? Transnational Corporations Review, 10(2):131-146. 

Evans S. Osabuohien, Ibukun Beecroft & Uchenna R. Efobi (2018). Global trade and trade protection in a globalised world, Transnational Corporations Review, 10(1):43-52.

Badar Alam Iqbal, et al. (2018). India’s outward foreign direct investment: emerging trends and issues, Transnational Corporations Review, 10(1):98-107. 

Lourdes Casanova & Anne Miroux (2018). Emerging market multinationals and development. Transnational corporations review, special issue, Transnational Corporations Review10(4):285-287.

Maria José Sousa (2018). The impact of the Internet of things on global trade: a multiple-case study on multinationalsTransnational Corporations Review, 10(2):108-114.

Eunice Oluwakemi Chukwuma-Nwuba (2018). The influence of culture on entrepreneurial intentions: a Nigerian university graduates’ perspective, Transnational Corporations Review, 10(3):213-232.

Hummera Saleem, et al. (2018). Reexamining the determinants of foreign direct investment in China, Transnational Corporations Review, 10(1):53-68.

Leena Ajit Kaushal (2018). Outward foreign direct investment: the Indian experience, Transnational Corporations Review, 10(1):86-97.


Francine Laurin, Kamel Fantaz (2017). Sustainable supply chain management: a case study at IKEA, Transnational Corporations Review, 9(4):309-318.

Michael Ehizuelen (2017). More African countries on the route: the positive and negative impacts of the Belt and Road Initiative, Transnational Corporations Review, 9(4):341-359.

Vinod Kumar, Uma Kumar (2017). Introduction: technology, innovation and sustainable development, Transnational Corporations Review, 9(4):243-247.

Ayub Mehar (2017). Infrastructure development, CPEC and FDI in Pakistan: is there any connection? Transnational Corporations Review, 9(3):232-241.

Daniel Sakyi, John Egyir (2017). Effects of trade and FDI on economic growth in Africa: an empirical investigation, Transnational Corporations Review, 9(2):66-87.

Sumati Varma, et al. (2017). Drivers of emerging market cross border mergers and acquisitions: evidence from the Indian IT industry, Transnational Corporations Review, 9(4):360-374.

Ziva Rozen-Bakher (2017). Impact of inward and outward FDI on employment: the role of strategicasset-seeking FDITransnational Corporations Review, 9(1):16-30.

Basu Sharma & Joe Abekah (2017). Foreign direct investment, foreign aid and incomes inequality: Empirical insights from African and South American countriesTransnational Corporations Review, 9(1):1-7.


Chen, Huiping (2016). China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and its implications for Sino-African investment relations, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(3):178-182.

Anshan Li (2016). Technology transfer in China-Africa relation: myth or reality, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(3):183-195.

Issouf Soumaré, Fulbert Tchana Tchana & Thierry Martial Kengne (2016). Analysis of the determinants of financial inclusion in Central and West Africa, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(4):231-249.

Badar Alam Iqbal, et al. (2016). MNCs and their role and contribution in Latin American countries, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(2):151-164.

Ewa Kaliszuk (2016). Chinese and South Korean investment in Poland: a comparative study, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(1):60-78.

Sedat Aybar (2016). Determinants of Turkish outward foreign direct investment, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(1):79-92.

Vinod Kumar, et al. (2016). Promotional marketing through mobile phone SMS: a cross-cultural examination of consumer acceptance, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(1):1-16.

Issouf Soumaré, Gaston Gohou & Hugues Kouadio (2016). Comparative study of the characteristics of FDI from China to Africa versus developed countries, Transnational Corporations Review, 8(3):165-177.

Best Selected Articles from 2009-2015:


Campbell, Horace (2015). Chinese Social Transformation and its Implications for African Reconstruction, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(4):365-394. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7401.   D01-Campbell.pdf
Wood, Van R. and Whitney Harrison (2015). Competitiveness of African Economies: A Case Study on How Small to Medium Enterprises can Analyze and Select African Countries for FDI, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(4):411-424. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7403.  D03-Wood.pdf
St-Pierre, Josée, et al. (2015). SME Development Challenges in Cameroon: An Exploratory Analysis, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(4):441-462. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7405.    D05-St-Pierre.pdf
Sauvant, Karl P. and Padma Mallampally (2015). Policy Options for Promoting FDI in the LDCs, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(3):237-268. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7301. 01_SEPT- FDI.pdf
Kishor, Nawal and Raman Preet Singh (2015). Determinants of FDI and its Impact on BRICS Countries, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(3):269-278. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7302.   02_SEPT- FDI.pdf
Bhasin, Niti and Vandana Jain (2015). Outward FDI from India: the Role of Host Country Factors, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(3):316-334. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7305. 05_SEPT_FDI.pdf
Couture, Lydia; Jianmin Tang and Beiling Yan (2015). Offshoring and Business Organization: Evidence from Canadian Manufacturing Firms, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(2):148-168. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7203.  T0203_Couture.pdf
Kar, Rabi Narayan, et al. (2015). Cross Border M&As in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Indian Trends and Future Directions, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(2):190-208. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7205.   T0205_Kar.pdf
Hejazi, Walid (2015). Barbados: Vital to Canada’s Global Competitiveness? Transnational Corporations Review, 7(1):22-43. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7102. 02 Hejazi.pdf
Rao, Someshwar (2015). A Framework for Estimating the General Equilibrium Economic Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in the Host Country: A Canadian Perspective, Transnational Corporations Review, 7(1):61-78. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2015.7104. 04 Rao FDI GE.pdf


Bastos, Ana Paula, Maurício Serra, Leandro Almeida and Marcia Juca Diniz (2014). University-Enterprise Partnerships in the Brazilian Amazon: Obstacles, Dilemmas and Challenges, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(1):71-85. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6106. 06 Mauricio.pdf
Chan, Kelvin Ka Yin, Wulong Gu and Jianmin Tang (2014). Plant Dynamics and Productivity of the Canadian Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing Industry, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(2):184-208. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6206.  06 Petroleum.pdf
Cheng, Shixiong and Jianping Liu (2014). China's R&D Production Efficiency and Impact Factors, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(4). DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6403. 03-Cheng.pdf
Jain, Romi (2014). China’s Pollution Debacle and Destabilization of Inbound International Tourism: A Critique, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(3):213-227. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6301.  01 Romi.pdf 
Kishor, Nawal and Raman Preet Singh (2014). Stock Return Volatility Effect: Study of BRICS, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(4). DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6406. 06-Nawal.pdf
Ruhela, Shanya and Soham Banerjee (2014). Status of Indian Domestic Industries Vis-A-Vis MNCs in India: a Comparative Analysis, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(2):132-146. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6203.  03 Shanya.pdf
Shamsi, Aamir Firoz, Iqbal A. Panhwar, Badar Iqbal and Khizar Cheema (2014). India as an Emerging Economy, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(1):15-25. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6102.  02 Shamsi.pdf
Sun, Xinbo, Jialei Li, Guanling Wu, Yu Qian and Yuheng Tian (2014). Construction of Collaborative Innovation Mechanism of Knowledge Alliance between Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and Organizations, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(4). DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6401.  01-Sun.pdf
Wang, George and Huajun Li (2014). Cultural or Structural? Perspectives on Conflicts in Sino-US Joint Ventures, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(4). DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6402.  02-George.pdf
Wang, Weimin (2014). Foreign Multinational Production in Canadian Manufacturing Sector, Transnational Corporations Review, 6(1):26-41. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2014.6103.  03 Weimin.pdf


Araujo, Eliane Cristina de, Márcio Silva de Araujo and Miguel Antonio Pinho Bruno (2013). External Vulnerability and Financial Fragility in BRICS Countries: Non-Conventional Indicators for a Comparative Analysis. Transnational Corporations Review, 5(3): 18-25. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5302. 130302 Eliane-final.pdf
Baxter, Eric and Charles McMillan (2013). Aggressive Predator or Passive Investor: Multinationals in the Mining Industry - A Case Study in an Emerging Country. Transnational Corporations Review, 5(1): 50-75. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5106.  06 Eric.pdf
Ma, Alyson C. and Ari Van Assche. (2013). Is East Asia’s Economic Fate Chained to the West? Transnational Corporations Review, 5(3): 1-17. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5301.  01 TNCR 1320 Ari.pdf
Mazumder, MNH., Sultana, MA. and Al-Mamun, A. (2013). Regional Tourism Development in Southeast Asia. Transnational Corporations Review, 5(2): 60-76. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5205.  5205_Mazumder.pdf
Moosa, Imad and Ming Ma (2013). The U.S. Trade Deficit as an American Problem. Transnational Corporations Review, 5(1): 12-27. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5103. 03 Imad.pdf
Nigam, R. and Su, Z. (2013). Cross-Cultural Management of an Indian Multinational in its Western Subsidiaries: An Exploratory Study. Transnational Corporations Review, 5(2): 30-45. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5203.  5203_Nigam.pdf
Santos, Allan Silveira dos, Maria Helena Ambrosio Dias and Joilson Dias (2013). Quality of Monetary Policy in Brazil: Adherence and COPOM’s Directors Turnover Effect, Transnational Corporations Review, 5(4):1-20. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5401. R01-Dias.pdf 
Su, Albert, Regnière, M-H. and Su, Zhan. (2013). “Made with the World” vs. “Made for the World”: What would be the Future of “Made in China” Products? Transnational Corporations Review, 5(2): 1-15. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5201.  5201_Su.pdf 
Tonin, Julyerme Matheus, João Ricardo Tonin, Marina da Silva Cunha and José Carlos Bornia (2013). The Lead-Lag Effect in BRICS’ Stock Market, Transnational Corporations Review, 5(4):54-66. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5404.  R04-Marina.pdf
Urraca-Ruiz, Ana and Gemma Durán-Romero (2013). World Competences Capture by Multinationals in Environmental Technologies, Transnational Corporations Review, 5(4):37-53.  DOI:10.5148/tncr.2013.5403. R03-Ana-Gemma.pdf


Alon, Ilan, Tanya Molodtsova and Jian Zhang (2012). Macroeconomic Prospects for China’s Outward FDI. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(2):16-40. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4202. tncr.2012.4202.pdf
Caballero, Alicia Inés (2012). Inward FDI in Argentina and its Policy Context. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(1):1-10. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4101. tncr.2012.4101.pdf
Chan, Kelvin Ka Yin, Wulong Gu and Jianmin Tang (2012). Industry Mix, Plant Turnover and Productivity Growth: A Case Study of the Electronic and Electrical Product Manufacturing. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(1):11-37. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4102.  tncr.2012.4102.pdf 
Davies, Ken (2012). Inward FDI in China and its Policy Context in 2012. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(4):4-18. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4402.  tncr.2012.4402.pdf
Iqbal, Badar Alam (2012). Doha Development Round: Why Its Success is Sine-Quo-Non for Global World? Transnational Corporations Review, 4(2):90-96. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4206.  tncr.2012.4206.pdf 
Jones, David (2012). China’s New Grand Strategy for Europe. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(4):85-97. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4406.  tncr.2012.4406.pdf
Moosa, Imad and Kelly Burns (2012). Do the Chinese Exchange Rate and Trade Policies Violate International Rules? Transnational Corporations Review, 4(2):50-56. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4204. tncr.2012.4204.pdf
Rena, Ravinder (2012). Impact of WTO Policies on Developing Countries: Issues and Perspectives. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(3):77-88. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4305.  05 Rena.pdf
Sauvant, Karl and Jonathan Strauss (2012). State-Controlled Entities Are Important Outward Direct Investors. Transnational Corporations Review. 4(3):1-9. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4301. 01 Karl.pdf 
Wong, Long (2012). The ‘Liability of Foreignness’: Chinese Investment in Australia. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(4):46-75. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4404.  tncr.2012.4404.pdf
Zhang, Haozhen (2012). Property Rights, Tax Incentives and Bogus FDI. Transnational Corporations Review, 4(4):19-45. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2012.4403.  tncr.2012.4403.pdf


Pradhan, Jaya Prakash (2011). Non-equity Operation of Multinational Enterprises in India: Focus on Outsourcing. Transnational Corporations Review, 3(2):1-11. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2011.1110. tncr.2011.3201.pdf 
Rahim, Mia Mahmudur (2011). On the Perspectives of the Implementation of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’. Transnational Corporations Review, 3(3):1-16. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2011.1122.  tncr.2011.3301.pdf 
Sauvant, Karl (2011). China: Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Transnational Corporations Review, 3(1):1-4. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2011.1101.  tncr.2011.3101.pdf
Xi, Kangwu Kenneth (2011). Integrating the Global with the Local: Performance Measurement in Multinational Corporations. Transnational Corporations Review, 3(4):54-68. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2011.1136.  tncr.2011.3406.pdf


Hwang, Eun Jin and Marjorie J. T. Norton (2010). Market Orientation, Performance, and Perceived Environmental Uncertainty in South Korean Apparel Retail Stores. Transnational Corporations Review, 2(3):44-58. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2010.1061. 06 EH&MN.pdf 
Jiang, Gongying and Hafiz Mirza (2010). Relationship between Transnational Corporations and Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. Transnational Corporations Review, 2(4):27-38. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2010.1068. 03 Jiang.pdf 
Ostrom, Elinor (2010). Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Economic Systems (Excerpt). Transnational Corporations Review. 2(2):1-12. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2010.1039.   01_Elinor Ostrom.pdf
Schweik, Charles M. and Meelis Kitsing (2010). Applying Elinor Ostrom’s Rule Classification Framework to the Analysis of Open Source Software Commons. Transnational Corporations Review, 2(1):13-26. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2010.1033.  103 Schweik.pdf


Bienefeld, Manfred (2009). China Rising: Challenges and Opportunities. Transnational Corporations Review, 1(1):4-9. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2009.1002.  102 Bienefeld.pdf 
Jiang, Hugh (2009). Vietnam Agriculture Policy Review. Transnational Corporations Review, 1(3):18-29. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2009.3019.  304 Viet.pdf 
Johnson, Graham (2009). Apples and Oranges: Reflections on Western Development Strategies in China and Canada. Transnational Corporations Review, 1(2):9-27. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2009.2010.  203 Apples.pdf
Rao, Somershwar, Malick Souare and Weimin Wang (2009). The Economics of FDI: A Canadian Perspective. Transnational Corporations Review, 1(4):28-41. DOI:10.5148/tncr.2009.4027. 405 IC Rao.pdf
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