Paper info: ASIA-PACIFIC KNOWLEDGE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
ASIA-PACIFIC KNOWLEDGE CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
J. Michael Geringer and Rachida Aissaoui
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 32nd IMP-conference in Poznan, Poland in 2016.
This study provides a longitudinal examination of the productivity of Asia-Pacific institutions based on the IB publications of authors affiliated with each institution. The analysis covers a 40-year period, 1970 to 2009, enabling tracing of the evolution of this region and its institutions from the very inception of IB research, marked by the creation of the Journal of International Business Studies in 1970. Furthermore, interest in improving understanding of the internationalization of IB research in this region warrants both macro and micro analysis. After explaining the methodology used for collecting and analyzing data for this study, we investigate macro trends regarding how the Asia-Pacific region and its countries have evolved in terms of their contribution to IB research. The next part takes a micro perspective aimed at examining Asia-Pacific institutions’ research productivity and their evolution therein. Implications for institutional and regional level initiatives to develop and expand globally competitive knowledge clusters are presented.