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. 3, 2012

A Message from the Co-Editors
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this issue of the Journal of International Business Research, the journal of the Academy for the Study of International Business, an affiliate of Allied Academies, whose mission is to support the exchange...
Corporate Debt Financing in the Philippines: Examining the Role of Firm-Level Factors through Binary Choice Model
ABSTRACTThe Pecking Order Theory, first introduced by Donaldson in 1961, states that companies prefer to raise funds, in the order of priority, through internal sources, debt and then equity.While clearly debt is the next best option to internally raised...
Corporate Environmental Expense in the Perspective of Japanese Investors: Merely Another Type of Expense?
ABSTRACTMuch has been written about the relationship between corporate social performance and corporate financial performance. Some researchers argue that this relationship is consistent and mutual, while others are more sceptical. Some maintain that...
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition through a Market Segmentation of a Selected Filipino Youth Market
ABSTRACTYouth travel is of special interest because a considerable number of Filipinos belong to the youth population. By focusing on the youth market, tourism enterprises can maximize considerable business opportunities. This study, using several known...
Revisiting Financial Integration of Interest Rates of Asean5+3, 2000 - 2011
ABSTRACTThe first decade of the new millennium saw the Global Financial Crisis affect many economies in ASEAN 5+3, including the degree and pace of financial integration, particularly interest rates. Recent events in the European Union and its potential...
State of Coral Reefs Management: Case Study of Okinawa Island, Japan
ABSTRACTThe tropical sea temperatures have been increasing in the past 100 years (Levitus, 2000) and at least 2 to 4.5 C* water temperature rise is expected in the next century as a result of atmospheric greenhouse gases accumulation (IPCC, 2007). This...
The Contribution of Social Capital into the Activities of Real Estate Companies in Vietnam
ABSTRACTThe study aims at exploring the structure of social capital and the activities of real estate companies in Vietnam. It also analyzes the contribution of social capital in the activities of real estate companies, which suggest policies to help...
The Determinants of Corporate Capital Structure: Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing Companies
ABSTRACTThe debates regarding determinants of corporate capital structure have been progressing for a few decades since the first capital structure theory was found by Modigliani and Miller in 1958. Their theory evolved into two main theories; static...
The Globalization of Northern California's Biotechnology Industry
ABSTRACTThe biotechnology firms in the North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California are conducting their global expansion strategies in heterogeneous ways. This paper examines what foreign market entry modes they choose, which international...
Trade Liberalization and Productivity Spillover from Different Foreign Direct Investment Sourcing Origins
ABSTRACTThe study investigates productivity spillovers of different Foreign Direct Investment sourcing origins into domestic firms in 23 Vietnamese manufacturing sectors through horizontal and vertical linkages in two periods: pre and post WTO accession...
Vietnamese Consumer Behavior toward Children's Over-the-Counter Medications: A Reasoned Action Approach
ABSTRACTThis study investigated the key antecedents of the repetitive use of over-the-counter anthelmintic medications and their relative importance in predicting the intention and behavior of mothers of school-age children to use these drugs. Based...