Multinational Business Review

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 4, Winter

Aligning the Interests of Subsidiaries and Headquarters in Multinational Corporations: Empirical Evidence
Abstract:To better understand the relationship between the headquarters and subsidiaries of multinational corporations, we introduce and test a theoretical framework that builds on and extends the positive agency theoretic corporate governance literature....
Branding in China: Global Product Strategy Alternatives
Abstract:This article reviews and discusses issues in the translation of international brand names to Chinese, and provides a framework for international brand managers who want to expand into China. Linguistic differences between Chinese and English...
Corporate Governance in the European Union: Firm Nationality and the 'German' Model
Abstract:While there has been some convergence in corporate governance codes and securities regulations across the European Union (EU), the remaining areas of divergence are the most contentious as they reflect differences in fundamental societal norms...
Evidence of Managerial Response to the Level of Consumer Complicity, Pirate Activity, and Host Country Enforcement of Counterfeit Goods: An Exploratory Study
Abstract:The major findings of this exploratory research are that a firm's level of market commitment through future investments will increase in strategically important markets, regardless of high consumer complicity to purchase fake goods; that companies...
Networks, SMEs, and International Diversification
Abstract:Despite changes in international trade agreements and the introduction of new technologies that facilitate international business, many firms, especially SMEs, still do not diversify into international markets. In this paper, we suggest that...
Temporal and Geographical Patterns of Internationalization - an Exploratory Analysis
Abstract:Internationalization is of high relevance and has been discussed intensively. However, different internationalization paths have been proposed by theoretical models and have been observed in reality. In this study, we examine the internationalization...
The Monetary Transmission Mechanism of a Small Open Economy with Sweeping Financial Reforms: The Case of Korea
Abstract:This study reveals how a Korean monetary transmission mechanism evolves in the tumultuous decade of the 1990s. We show that (i) contractionary monetary policy shocks have more explanatory power for the post-crisis periods than for the pre-crisis...
Transformation of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: Challenges and Responses
Abstract:The impact of globalization and worldwide competition has become excruciatingly noticeable in China. The purpose of this study is to examine China's transformation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to competitive, capable organizations by identifying...