Management International Review

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 249–265 | Cite as

Trends and Indications in International Business

Topics for Future Research
  • Michael R. Czinkota
  • Ilkka A. Ronkainen
Research Article


  • Forecasting changes in business environments is critical for appropriate responses by policy makers and corporate decision makers. This article reports on a Delphi study which features three rounds of interchanges between experts on possible changes in the international business environment and practice in the next years.

  • Results indicate that terrorism and corruption issues have risen in importance while trade negotiations have declined. Corporate strategies are seen to need significant reform to deliver on the promise of globalization. As trends are becoming more multidimensional, regular solicitation of stakeholder perspectives becomes more important.


International business trends Globalization Delphi method Trade policy International business research Corporate adjustment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael R. Czinkota
    • 1
  • Ilkka A. Ronkainen
    • 1
  1. 1.McDonough School of BusinessGeorgetown UniversityWashington, D.C.USA

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