To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the EIBA Conference we are proud to present a book titled:

Internationalization Process Model: Foundations and Future Agenda

Editors: Rebecca Piekkari and Catherine Welch

The book introduces the Helsinki Model of internationalization processes of the firm to a global audience. This model was originally developed by Reijo Luostarinen, who was Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics. Luostarinen’s research is one of the neglected treasures of the field of international business. It has been overshadowed by the Uppsala Model, which is the better-known process model of firm internationalization from the Nordic region. Yet the Helsinki Model has much to offer. Grounded both in a uniquely comprehensive longitudinal study of the internationalization of Finnish companies and Reijo’s practical experience of working closely with companies and policymakers, the Helsinki Model portrays firm internationalization as a systemic organizational change process of the entire company. In this book, contributors explore Luostarinen’s legacy, and show how it can be used to re-energize the research agenda on firm internationalization processes.

On Friday, December 13th, we will have a book launch event where we invite all the delegates of the conference and also members of the FIBO (Finland’s International Business Operations) alumni.

We are pleased to announce that the book is available for pre-sale through Edward Elgar Publishing. More information about the book, pre-sale and  pre-order discounts in the Book Flyer