Journal of Business Strategies

An academic journal publishing original papers that examine current trends, problems, and issues of particular interest to business managers and decision-makers. Editorial emphasis is placed on those contributions that are of practical value to business p

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring

And What about the Family Back Home? International Migration and Happiness in Cuenca, Ecuador
Abstract In this study we use data on subjective well being and migration of family members in Cuenca, one of Ecuador's largest cities, to examine the impact of migration on the happiness of the family left behind. While a cursory examination of...
Economic Growth Creation or Diversion? the Record of Trade Agreements in Latin America
Abstract This paper examines the effects of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) and GATT/WTO membership on economic growth using a sample of seventeen Latin American countries for the period 1950-2004. In general, the evidence indicates that the...
On the Viability of a Multilateral Trade Agreement: A Political-Economy Approach
Abstract The big picture issue this paper intends to address is on the incentive aspects of a multilateral trade liberalization. The paper builds on a framework originally introduced in Grossman and Helpman's The Politics of Free-Trade Agreements...
Special Issue on Migration, Remittances, and Trade Agreements: An Introduction
The Journal of Business Strategies published a special issue on migration and remittances in Spring 2009 with six articles selected from the papers presented at the Conference on Regional Trade Agreements, Migration, and Remittances with Special Focus...
The Implications of a South-South Customs Union on Tariffs, Welfare, and the Prospect of Global Free Trade
Abstract Following the failure of multilateral trade negotiations at the Cancun meeting and the Doha Round, developing countries have pursued an alternative in so-called "south-south" trade agreements. Since these agreements lead to trade diversion...
Workers' Migration and Remittances in Bangladesh
Abstract Bangladesh has sent more than 6.7 million workers to over 140 countries during a period of more than three decades since the mid-1970s. Most of these workers temporarily migrated to work in Middle East and Southeast Asia. This mass movement...