Who is This Event For?
This workshop is for those who are planning or currently working on a project to identify and evaluate risks in business environment and are seeking a forum where they can brainstorm and discuss research design ideas with scholars from different disciplines. It is for scholars seeking to expand their knowledge and skills on methodological approaches to study socio-political risks (SPR).
The main contribution of the workshop is threefold: (1) the systematic examination of pros and cons of a range of novel qualitative and quantitative methodologies for advancement of socio-political risk research; (2) the identification of the most appropriate analytical tools to study different types of socio-political risks in diverse contexts; and (3) a discussion of emerging research trends on methodological foundations of SPR research.
In parallel, we hope the PDW will function as a proposal development workshop for potential contributors to develop ideas for a special issue at the Journal of International Management on novel methodologies for studying socio-political risks. However, we emphasize that participation in the workshop is not a requirement nor a guarantee for a paper’s acceptance to the special issue at JIM. All papers submitted to the special issue at JIM must go through the standard double-blind peer review process.
The workshop will provide a platform to discuss and debate research that can provide a more granular understanding of methodological issues in complex and fast-changing contexts. It is designed as an interdisciplinary conversation between international business (IB) and social science scholars over novel methodological approaches for examining SPRs and strategic responses of multinational enterprises to the complexities of international, regional, and national business environments.