Journal of International Business Research

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

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009

A Methodology for Extracting Quasi-Random Samples from World Wide Web Domains
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this paper is to describe a process for sampling specific domain name zones on the World Wide Web. Because of the size of the Web, sampling strategies must be employed in order to effectively model and study the Web business environment.This...
Cultural Differences in Television Celebrity Use in the United States and Lebanon
ABSTRACTJagdish and Kamakura (1995) argued that celebrity endorsement has become a prevalent form of advertising in the United States. Approximately 20% of all television commercials feature a famous person, and approximately 10% of the dollars spent...
Do Collectivist Teams Matter? Effects of Project Group Context and Interdependence on Innovative Capabilities
ABSTRACTThe information processing dynamics of 27 R&D workgroups were studied within nine Japanese multinational firms. R&D workgroups developed manufacturing applications for subsidiary deployment worldwide. The study tested fit/performance...
Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness through the Implementation of Supplier Parks: The Case of the Automotive Industry
ABSTRACTOrganizations in the automotive industry are facing increasing competitive pressures which are reshaping their strategies and operations. This research utilizes the Baldrige National Quality Award as an overarching strategic framework to implement...
Individualism and Collectivism: Reconsidering Old Assumptions
ABSTRACTTraditional views of individualism and collectivism suggest that Eastern countries will exhibit collectivistic tendencies while Western countries will exhibit individualistic tendencies. The purpose of this study was to examine whether these...
International Exercise to Increase Awareness of Cross-Cultural Issues by U.S. Negotiators
ABSTRACTA negotiation exercise can provide simulated "experience" at low cost. One can become oriented to the cross-culture negotiation process without the risk of making costly business errors, damaging relations, or missing opportunities. Although...
Japanese Managers' Earnings Management Using Several Different Types of Reserve Accounts
ABSTRACTThis paper examines all reserve accounts together as well as each reserve account individually to understand Japanese managers' earnings management behavior. Each Japanese firm has ten reserve account data available from the PACAP database. This...
Turkey's Economic Integration with the Eu: An Evaluation of Current Status and Future Prognosis
ABSTRACTIn this paper, we study Turkey's current and future economic conditions and shade some prospects into the prognosis of its probable European Union (EU) membership. Turkey's most recent effort to enter the European Union has been denied on the...
Using the Transparency Index to Categorize European Countries
ABSTRACTNumerous criteria have been developed to cluster countries to enable multi-national companies to use similar strategies in countries that share similarities based on various criteria. The focus has been mainly at the consumer level. Using differing...