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A Reviewer’s Perspective: Which Mistakes Do Authors Often Make in Qualitative International Business Research?

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This chapter summarizes 20 main suggestions on which mistakes to avoid in submitting qualitative (mainly case study-based) International Business research to academic journals and books, but also to academic conferences. I developed these suggestions based on my extensive experience from reviewing and publishing articles. Some of my suggestions are directly the case study methodology- and International Business-field-related, while some others are relatively universal. Thus, they could be beneficial for scholars preferring other methodologies and focusing on other research areas as well: especially, for Ph.D. students and other less experienced scholars trying to publish their work without involving more experienced/senior co-authors. Although following all of these suggestions will not automatically guarantee success (my own articles still get rejected, too, from time to time), ignoring them could lead to rejection.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Institutional Research Funding IUT20-49 of the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research and by the Estonian Research Council’s grant PUT 1003. I also wish to thank the anonymous reviewer who read a very preliminary version of this text: I took some of your recommendations into account.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia

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