1 Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University2 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 School of Economics and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University4 Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
We introduce the focused issue by offering a functional, institutional and critical event or FICE perspective on the relationship between cultural boundaries and the boundaries of modern nation states (termed countries here). Our perspective draws from three kinds of theory that suggest how governmental boundaries have come to be connected in different degrees and in different ways to cultural groups. We use the FICE perspective to integrate the four articles in the focused issue that speak to whether boundaries around countries matter as compared to boundaries around religious groups, within-country geographic regions, and groups of multiple countries.
M I R: Management International Review, 2014, Vol 54, Issue 6, p. 781-800