Journal of International Business Research

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

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012

A Comparative Analysis of the Adoption Rates of Social Networking and Microblogging between Industrialized and Developing Nations
ABSTRACTThis paper provides and analysis of a emerging trend in online social interaction service adoption for Brazil Russia, India and China also known as the (BRIC) countries and also for so-called newly industrialized countries (NICS) such as Malaysia...
A Multivariate Garch Analysis of International Value and Growth Equity Returns and Volatility
ABSTRACTFor the past decades, there has been much discussion of the impact of style differences among portfolios in the framework of growth versus value in the U.S. and international markets. Many research studies have identified the benefit of international...
An Integration of Cultural Frames of Reference with the Market Entry Decision
ABSTRACT:Most models predicting the foreign market entry decision focus on integration strategy. This paper analyzes the decision from the home country only. The actions expected of managers in their home country play a significant role in the entry...
An International Look at Attitude towards Advertising, Brand Considerations, and Market Expertise: United States, China, and India
ABSTRACTThis paper, in its exploratory nature, sets out to understand to the similarities and djfferences between the United States, China and India respondents based on three marketing constructs; Attitude towards Advertising, Brand Considerations and...
Contagion between the Bolsa Mexicana De Valores and NYSE during the Credit Crunch-Financial Panic of 2008
ABSTRACTThe authors use the performance of the Indice de Precios y Cotizaciones and NYSE index to examine the extent of the contagion between the two markets during the credit crunch and financial panic of 2008. The authors develop a model to capture...
Do the Olympics Create Sustained Increases in International Tourism?
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to examine international tourism as a legacy of the hosting the Olympics. Sustained tourism after the Olympics is hypothesized to be a result of the massive media coverage of the event and the host city. The media...
Empirical Study on African Energy Resources and China's Outflow Foreign Direct Investment
ABSTRACTDespite much research regarding Chinese involvement in African energy resources, there has been a lack of empirical evidence to support the claim. This paper conducts an empirical study to investigate the key determinants of China's outward foreign...
Enhancing Expatriate Selection: Measuring the Strength of Acculturation
ABSTRACTIn this paper we present a new method to help International Human Resource (IHR) select the best candidates for an expatriate position. We present an argument, based on Hofstede's cross cultural theory, in favor of measuring the acculturation...
Foreign Direct Investment and Growth: Theory, Evidence and Lessons for Egypt
ABSTRACTThis paper revisits the relationship between FDI and Economic growth. It reviews recent theoretical and empirical findings on the nature of this relationship and on the determinants of FDI flows to developing nations. It also reviews the current...
Globalization and Development: Four Paradigmatic Views
ABSTRACTAny explanation of globalization and development is based on a worldview. The premise of this paper is that any worldview can be associated with one of the four broad paradigms: functionalist, interpretive, radical humanist, and radical structuralist....
Industry Sector and Export Performance of Small, Locally-Owned Firms
ABSTRACTThis paper reports on the findings of an empirical investigation into the relationship between industry sector and the export performance of small, locally-owned firms in the Jamaican economy. Given the small size of the Jamaican economy, it...
Investment and Trade between West Africa and China: The Senegalese Case
ABSTRACTThis paper relates the trade and foreign direct investment between China and West Africa. Trade volume and foreign direct investment still increasing, however with global financial crisis is affecting the global economy.It is possible to estimate...
Issues in Innovation for Norwegian Smes
ABSTRACTInnovation is frequently viewed as the key to success in many arenas, from individual businesses to a nation's general economic growth. Business performance has been linked to overall innovativeness (Akgun, Keskin, Byrne & Aaren, 2007). In...
Managerial Accounting as a Tool for Corporate Strategy: Synergy Creation and Anergy Inhibition
ABSTRACTThis paper addresses how some Japanese companies attempt to create synergy by aligning their corporate headquarters strategy with those of their business units and divisions. In addition to synergy creation, anergy (opposite of synergy) inhibition...
Relationships among Export, Fdi and Growth in India: An Application of Auto Regressive Distributed Lag (Ardl) Bounds Testing Approach
ABSTRACTMost of the study of causal relationship of GDP or growth with Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in the context of India rely on cross country comparisons, or simple correlations/regressions disregarding nonstationarity properties. Some papers...
The Competitive Advantage of the United States versus China in the Gulf Cooperation Council (Gcc) Countries
ABSTRACTThe political and military relationship between the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates is strategic and deeply rooted. The relationship is...
The Effect of Investing in Hiring, Human Resource Planning, and Employee Development on Labor Productivity: Case of Lebanon
ABSTRACTPurpose: This paper examines the factors that contribute towards enhancing Labor productivity. The importance of this study is that is covers a significant number of Lebanese Economic sectors with multiple explanatory variables.Design/Methodology/Approach:...
The Relationship between Chinese Real Estate Market and Stock Market
ABSTRACTThis study examines the relationship between real estate market and stock market in China. Chinese real estate market is divided into three sub-periods based on price indexes from January 1999 to November 2009. ADF test, co-integration test,...
Uncertainty Avoidance Index and Its Cultural/country Implications Relating to Consumer Behavior
ABSTRACTGeert Hofstede's (1980) seminal study of national cultures involving five dimensions of cultures laid the foundation for researchers to investigate this phenomenon in greater detail. Hofstede's study rated sixty eight countries on five cultural...