Multinational Business Review

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring

A Currency Exchange Rate-Driven vs. Strategy-Driven Analysis of Global Sourcing
In the past decade, multinational firms have been adopting global sourcing strategy to remain competitive in the global market. This study employs product-level data in examining domestic vs. foreign sourcing activities of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign...
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APEC: A Superregional Trading Bloc
Regional trading groups based primarily on economic cooperation have become the most debated topic in world trade. World leaders loudly assail regional trading blocs that serve as protectionist trade umbrellas. Nevertheless, they concede that trading...
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APEC: The Association of Southeast Asia and Newly Industrialized Economies
The economic linkage between the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) and Newly Industrialized Economies (NIES) is analyzed for how these linkages can promote the trade and investment associated with technology in the context of the Asia Pacific...
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Barriers to Thai Auto Makers in the U.S. Marketplace
All participants in the auto industry confront a global marketplace. Auto assemblers want to sell and source products globally. Parts makers also want to sell throughout the world. This paper analyzes the barriers faced by auto parts makers in one developing...
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Causes of Deviations from Purchasing Power Parity
This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between actual and PPP exchange rates involving five major currencies over the period 1973:01-1993:10. The result of cointegration analysis indicate no long-run relationships between actual and PPP exchange...
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Efficient Frontier: The Surprising Results of Shorter Relationships
In this study we examined some portfolio diversification strategies in order to obtain a dominant efficient frontier. Using a staggered portfolio approach we determined that portfolios based on lowest market comovements dominated portfolios based on...
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English as the Lingua Franca of the Far East
As global competition increases, more and more firms in many countries are doing business with each other. This increase in business transactions requires negotiations and discussions over prices, sales terms, contracts, and so forth. English-speaking...
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Intellectual Property Rights Protection: What MNC Managers Should Know about GATT?
Multinational Corporations (MNCs) based in the United States have been the target of companies and individuals who have infringed on the property rights of these MNCs. This unauthorized use of patents, trademarks, copyrights, logos, brands and in some...
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Sports Marketing Strategy: A Consumer Behavior Case Analysis in China
Marketing research that targets consumers' influences and financial implications is a worthwhile sports marketing effort. To implement effective marketing strategies in a specific country, it is pertinent to understand consumer behavior in that country....
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The Central European Need for Management Training and Advisory Services
Central Europe has extraordinary needs for management training and management advisory services. To meet these needs, business professionals from western countries must understand the previous role of management in Central European companies, the circumstances...
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The Determinants of Exchange Rates between Two Major Currencies
This research examines over three decades of data on mark-dollar exchange rates and provides evidence that long-term exchange rates between dollars and marks are largely a function of relative wholesale prices in the U.S. and Germany. However, interest...
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The Effects of Government Tax and Nontax Incentives on Foreign Direct Investment
Tax and nontax government incentives are used to attract foreign direct investment. However, the efficacy of these provisions in influencing such investment decisions is uncertain. Many factors affect this decision such that the importance of tax and...
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The Impact of International Marketing Decisions on the Environment: A Comparative Study of U.S. and Colombian Firms
This paper explores the impact of marketing mix decisions on the marketing environment. A comparison is made between responses of international marketing executives from the U.S. and Colombia regarding the relationship between marketing mix decisions...
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The Interfirm Collaboration in Global Competition
This paper presents a theoretical framework to explain why firms move away from outright competition to cooperation in international operations. The first section discusses economic and organizational impetuses for the interfirm collaboration that result...
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The Investment Characteristics of American Depository Receipts
This paper examines the investment characteristics of American Depository Receipts (ADRs) for 1983-1992. ADRs are found to have lower P/E multiples, higher dividend yields, and lower marketto-book ratios than international benchmarks, as measured by...
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The Role of Japan in China's Economic Devolopment
This paper reviews Japan's economic relations with China in the pre-and post-Tiananmen era. More specifically, the objectives of this paper are three-fold. First, it explores the evolution of Japan's trade with its huge neighbor. Bilateral trade between...
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