Journal of International Business Research

Publishes theoretical and empirical work in international business including articles on stock markets and globalization.

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, 2011

A Multinational Analysis of Tax Rates and Economic Activity
ABSTRACTThe relationship between taxes and economic activity is a complex one. While there are various types of taxes, such as income tax, sales tax, and property tax, the tax that receives the most scrutiny is the income tax. The relationship between...
A Study on Corporate Governance of China's State-Owned Enterprises - Focus on the Role of Baosteel Ccp Organization
ABSTRACTThis study is focused on Corporate Governance of China's State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in which research was studied on the role of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) under Corporate Governance of CCP (China Communist Party) organization that has...
Career Interest in International Business: A Comparative Study of Peruvian, Chilean and Us Students
ABSTRACTThe growth and expansion of international markets has provided many opportunities for students to pursue work careers all over the world. Many companies which have expanded globally are in need of finding talented, interested and capable workers...
Comparing Two Exchange Rate Regimes under Purchasing Power Disparity
ABSTRACTThe theoretical and empirical literatures do not give a clear answer about the superiority of flexible exchange rate regime over fixed exchange rate regime when purchasing power parity (PPP) condition fails to hold. The flexible exchange rate...
Country Risks and Fdi: Empirical Evidence from Latin American Countries
ABSTRACTThis research paper shows the differences in correlations between the various types of country risks and inward foreign direct investment (FDI) flow using aggregate data from six Latin American countries as a proxy for the Region. The countries...
Does Institutional Theory Explain Foreign Location Choices in Fragmented Industries?
ABSTRACTFragmented industries are fundamentally different in terms of their structure and competitive landscape yet these industries have been neglected by much of the existing literature. In a sample of 90 countries and using the fragmented real estate...
Eps as a Measure of Intercompany Performance: Philippine Evidence
ABSTRACTThe objective of financial reporting is to provide information that is useful to a wide range of users. Investors, for instance, gauge company's performance by evaluating its profitability. The analysis of the financial performance becomes more...
From Cognition to Behavior: A Cross Cultural Study for Global Business Effectiveness
ABSTRACTThe norm for business in this century is globalization with manifestations in forms such as global outsourcing, global supply chain management, global competition, and global hiring of human resources. Therefore, people in their businesses who...
Globalization: Trends and Perspectives
ABSTRACTOver the past thirty five years the world has been transitioning into a global marketplace. Today financial markets, industry, and politics are all internationalized. This internationalization has lead to an increased transfer of capital across...
Implications of Ifrs Adoption on the Organization and Human Resource Management Practices of Global Accounting Firms
ABSTRACTMany industries have experienced a globalization process that has led to fundamental shifts in industry dynamics and changes to the basic structure of firms. However, the international accounting industry has largely remained a collection of...
Is Religious Culture a Factor in Negotiation: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Iran, Taiwan and the United States
ABSTRACTGlobalization and economic openness have contributed to increased international negotiations in the 21st century. Despite the enthusiasm for increased global interaction and economic exchange, many people have found that cultural differences...
Laissez Faire and International Trade: A Critique of the Proposed United States - Colombia Free Trade Agreement
ABSTRACTTrade theory advocates that the removal of barriers in a bilateral trade framework increases business flows and improves economic efficiency. Consequent factor market developments lead to new employment as well as capital expansion opportunities,...
New Model of Selecting a Corporate Manager for State-Owned Enterprises
ABSTRACTEntrepreneurship as a critical human resource is a driving force to create value for enterprises. Therefore, selecting the best manager for state-owned enterprises becomes the important agenda in re-engineering state-owned enterprises in China....
Research on Offshore Outsourcing: A Systematic Literature Review
ABSTRACTThe research on offshore-outsourcing is relatively new in international business field. This paper tries to find out the emerging research areas in offshore outsourcing with the use of systematic literature review (SLR) and find out that the...
Speculative and Pure Risks: Their Impact on Firms' Earnings per Share
ABSTRACTA fast and growing management approach which is currently gaining confidence from the managers is Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Risk is an investor's uncertainty about the economic gains or losses that will result from particular investment....
The Day-of-the-Week Effect on the Santiago Stock Exchange of Chile
ABSTRACTThis empirical investigation examines the daily return data on the market index, IPSA, of the Santiago Stock Exchange of Chile to ascertain the presence of the day-of-the-week effect. The study utilizes the recent 68-month period from January,...
The Impact of the Special Dividend Announcement on the Stock Return: The Case of Malaysia
ABSTRACTThe method of distributing excess cash among investors is determined by dividend policies taken by each company. Usually, there are three alternatives of the excess cash distribution; offering special dividend, initiating or increasing regular...
The Success of Ireland's Foreign Investment Promotion Strategy: A Reconsideration
ABSTRACTThe image of the Republic of Ireland's principal investment promotion agency (IDA Ireland), has been tarnished by the recent global recession and its aftermath. Questions have risen about the wisdom of using foreign direct investment (FDI) to...
Top 250 Global Retailers: On-Line Features of Retailer Websites
ABSTRACTThis study investigates which of the online features of the top 250 global retailers' web sites significantly contribute to their retail sales as well as income/ loss. The web site features are analyzed and classified into product, place, promotion,...