I had two articles come out over the past month or so, both collaborative efforts with recent MSc students.
Engaging the dragon, with Yue Ming, in Economic and Political Studies (gold open access through T&F’s transformative agreement with UCL), examines UK government publications providing guidance for British firms doing business in China. We find a tendency toward stability (in both topics addressed and tones employed) that contrasted with the contemporary media coverage of various aspects of the bilateral relationship, highlighting the Westminster System’s effects of insulating the bureaucracy from external pressures. Methodologically, this project was very different from my usual approach, and Yue did a great job there.
Multilevel determinants of MNC corruption risk, with Juliane Markscheffel, in the Journal of International Business Policy (unfortunately not covered in Springer’s agreement with UCL), explores the influences of MNCs’ home countries and industry characteristics on the implications of their operational and reporting structures for preventing corruption. MNCs from developed and developing markets differ in their responsiveness to external factors, while there also appears to be a ‘China effect’ for some issues. A corrigendum/erratum corrects the location for Juliane’s affiliation; nothing else has been changed.