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. SI. 2, September

130/30 Investment Strategies: Hedging in a Classroom Setting
INTRODUCTION The typical investor buys and sells individual investment positions with the expectation of buying into a position "low" and then later selling the position "high." This approach to investing is called buying and selling "long." The...
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A Research on Development of Inter-Organizational Learning: Through the Case of an International Strategic Alliance
BACKGROUND RESEARCH AND FRAMEWORK Although IOL research doesn't have long history, there are so many foci in this field. For example, Inkpen (2002) refers to following topics as IOL research foci; motive, opportunities, measurement, antecedents,...
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Global Determinants of Stress and Risk in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Infrastructure
INTRODUCTION The 1970s and 1980s saw the emergence of privatization as a means to improve public service efficiency in developing countries. Multilateral financial institutions (MFIs) encouraged the pursuit of infrastructure privatization for a...
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Going Green: The Impact on Higher Education Institutions
INTRODUCTION Across higher education, campuses are littered with utterances of green, eco-friendly, climate neutral, eco-chic lingos. The eco-lingo is a result of green trends overtaking campuses around the nation and the globe. In October 2006,...
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Guam's Income Distribution, 1981-2005
INTRODUCTION Guam is at a critical juncture in its economic history. The impending military build-up on the island is expected to drastically change its socio-economic landscape. Since the planned move of the Marines from the base in Okinawa, Japan...
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Impact of Green Marketing on the Students' Purchase Decision
INTRODUCTION Numerous environmental disasters in the late 1980s placed environmentalism in the spotlight. Among these were the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska, decimation of Germany's Black Forest by acid rain and release of toxic chemicals in...
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Letter from the Editors
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this issue of the Journal of International Business Research, a journal published by the Allied Academies to support the exchange of ideas and insights in International Business. This issue features...
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Measure of R&D Success and Market Value of Firms in the U.S. Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor Industries
INTRODUCTION The output of the R&D investment activity conducted by innovating private firms is an intangible asset to the firm, thus, the size and quality of this intangible asset should be reflected in the market value of the firm. Many studies...
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Technological Progress, Skilled-Unskilled Wage Gap, and Welfare: A General Equilibrium Analysis
INTRODUCTION Recently, we observe rising inequality in a number of high-income developing countries, where some industries (or regions) have been experienced rapid growth, while some other industries (or regions) have been stagnant. Why does this...
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The Determinants of Accounting-Based Covenants in Public Debt Contracts
INTRODUCTION Jensen and Meckling (1976), Myers (1977), and Smith and Warner (1979) developed the Agency Theory of Covenants, which provides a rationale for the presence of covenants in debt contracts (Bradley & Roberts, 2004). A covenant is...
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The Effects of Auditor Change on Audit Fees: Empirical Evidence from Japan
INTRODUCTION This paper examines initial engagement audit pricing in Japan. Several prior researches investigate the discounting of initial audit engagement fees in the audit markets of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. That...
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Using Technology to Teach Advanced Accounting: The Case of Minority Interest in Consolidated Financial Statements
INTRODUCTION The preparation of consolidated financial statements is required for companies that own controlling interest over subsidiaries. The acquisition of other companies is seen as a means of leveraging an advantage over a company's competition...
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Virtual Leadership: A Green Possibility in Critical Times but Can It Really Work?
INTRODUCTION The recent changes in the economic environment of the world today are drawing critical attention to all aspects of business operations. The efforts to keep businesses afloat are requiring some very drastic measures and really hard looks...
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