Business Failures around the World: Emerging Trends and New Research Agenda

Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Xiaojun Wang

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In a twenty-first century shaped by increasing market competition, business failures are inevitable for many firms, yet capturing and utilizing insights from failures and alleviating unnecessary business failure remain major obstacles. In this paper, we present an overview of the literature on business failure and attempt to clarify some key issues on the subject. We also present an introduction to the Special Issue on ‘Business Failures around the World’ and highlight several novel ideas, emerging trends and uncharted terrains for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Business Research
Early online date19 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019


  • Business failure
  • Failure
  • Global environment
  • Organisational failure


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