Journal of International Business Research

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

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 2, July

Analyzing Bilateral Currency Exchange Rates in Predicting Economic Output
INTRODUCTION This paper examines correlations between currency exchange rates and economic output in a country. Economic output is illustrated through Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Currency exchange relationships are explored between the United...
An International Study of the Relation between Book-Tax Conformity and the Value Relevance of Earnings Components
INTRODUCTION International factors in accounting information are becoming more important due to growth in international capital markets (Meek and Thomas, 2003). As the economies of different countries have become more closely linked, factors...
Attracting Foreign Direct Investments: Challenges and Opportunities for Smaller Host Economies
INTRODUCTION The Asian financial crisis of 1997 reminded many in the international community that foreign capital inflows come in different forms and that some of these forms are more desirable than or preferred over other forms. From the perspective...
Export Barriers and Performance of Small and Medium Size Enterprises
INTRODUCTION Although the past two decades has seen a rapid growth on the SME literature, most of the literature on SME internationalisation has concentrated within international market entry, very little has dealt with the cost or processes...
Managing Mexican Workers: Implications of Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
INTRODUCTION The way an employee chooses to think, feel, and act on the job can be a function of the culture from which he or she comes. Thus, applying a single management approach in all work settings around the world may be ineffective in motivating...
Small Business Lending Environment in Emerging Economies: A Comparison of Brazil and Russia
INTRODUCTION Over the next 50 years, the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) have a potential to become a leading force in the global economy, according to the Economic Research report presented in 2003 by Goldman Sachs. While...
The Nairobi Stock Exchange and New Equity Capital: 1998 to 2004
INTRODUCTION The objectives of any stock exchange include two interlinked concepts. Their primary market role is to facilitate the movement of capital from savers to investors. In process of the primary market activities they will often aggregate...
Whistle-Blowers and Technology: A Cross-Cultural Framework for Effective Corporate Malfeasance Reporting Systems
INTRODUCTION Information technology is never a neutral addition to an organization (Cutcliffe, 2006). The choices top management makes about what, when and how to implement new technologies, whether as extensive as an enterprise system (Pozzebon...