Research on Commercial Diplomacy: a review and implications.

S. Reuvers, Hubertus Johannes Maria Ruel

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In an ongoing process of globalization and technology improvements and due to an increase in worldwide actors in the economic sector, commercial diplomacy is an important tool for countries to support their business community during the internationalization process and afterwards. Nevertheless, commercial diplomacy literature is still in its infancy. Therefore, this chapter reviews existing research on the topic and develops a framework, which integrates the topics examined so far and provides the reader with a more complete picture of the topic at hand. By means of a literature review, this chapter shows that the body of literature involving research of both disciplines, International Relations and International Management, is still rather limited. As a consequence, we determine a future research agenda and call for more empirical studies, especially in the field of (political) economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommercial Diplomacy and International Business: a conceptual and empirical exploration. Advanced Series in Management.
EditorsH.J.M. Ruel
PublisherEmerald Publishers Ltd.
Number of pages331
ISBN (Print)9781780526744
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Series in Management
PublisherEmerald Publishers Ltd.


  • METIS-287778
  • IR-81298


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