Critical perspectives on internationalization
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Journal of international business studies. - Newark, N.J.
, p. 251-254
University of Antwerp
This edited volume of almost 500 pages consists of 19 contributions presented at the `Marcus Wallenberg Symposium' on `Critical Perspectives on Internationalization' that took place in January 2002. That the symposium was hosted by Uppsala University was very appropriate, as research on the internationalization process (IP) of the firm is often cited as the Uppsala School or Scandinavian School or Nordic School. The book is dedicated to Jan Johanson, who together with Jan Erik Vahlne, wrote the frequently quoted 1977 JIBS article on this subject (Johanson and Vahlne, 1977). This paper was based on a more empirical background article published earlier (Johanson and Wiedersheim-Paul, 1975). While the authors of the so-called `establishment chain' have over the years defended their views against previous criticisms (e.g., Johanson and Vahlne, 1990), they also wrote a chapter that has been included in the volume