International Journal of Management

International Journal of Management is a trade journal focusing on International Management

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, December

An Accounting Accruals Model to Predict Future Operating Cash Flows: Evidence from Brazil
This study investigates the capacity of profits, operating cash flows and accruals to predict future operating cash flows. The analysis is guided by the model developed by Barth, Cram and Nelson (2001), which is based on the model by Dechow et al. (1998)....
Application of the Six Sigma Process to Service Quality Improvement in Fitness Clubs: A Managerial Perspective
Since "Fitness Clubs" are in a service-oriented industry, methods for maintaining high quality and customer satisfaction have become a significant issue. In this study we have applied the Six Sigma Process, implementing its five recommended steps in...
A Service Experience Engineering (SEE) Method for Developing New Services
Along with service sector becoming the largest economic activities in many countries, it is getting important to improve the service quality and stimulate innovation through systematic methods. This study introduces and discusses a methodology called...
Assessing the Effectiveness of State Manpower Growth and Restructuring Programmes: The Case of Kuwait
This paper investigates the perceptions by students of a Manpower Growth and Restructuring Programs (MGRP) developed by their government, in this case Kuwait. A specifically-developed questionnaire was administered to a sample of 60 university students...
Choosing Core Industries in Free Trade Zones: The Application of Value-Added Criteria
The functional role of ports in value-driven chains has been redefined due to the emergence of global logistics integration. This redefinition forces today's ports to adjust themselves to be more competitive to survive. While ports are vigorously setting...
Development of a Markov Decision Process-Based Model for Controlling Secondary Market Sales: The Example of the Online Market for Used Textbooks
The advent of the Internet has created an efficient and cost-effective way for consumers to trade their products and services with other consumers. The popularity of such online consumer-to-consumer (C2C) marketplaces has eroded the profitability of...
Drivers of Japanese Economic Globalization: A Survey of Japanese Managers
In the historical context of the tumultuous events associated with industrialization and internationalization commencing in the nineteenth century, combined with reconstruction of in the aftermath of World War Two, this research upon which this paper...
Effect of the Quality of Host Country Institutions on Reinvestment by United States Multinationals: A Panel Data Analysis
This study examines the effect of the quality of host country institutions on reinvestment decisions by United States multinationals. Six indicators of quality of institutions developed by Kaufmann et al., (1999) were used as measures of the quality...
Effects of Commitment to Corporate Vision on Employee Satisfaction with Their Organization: An Empirical Study in the United States
Organizational commitment to corporate vision and employee satisfaction were examined using two successive surveys of approximately 900 employees of a robotics high-tech organization. Following development of a corporate vision statement and communication...
Effects of Organizational Agility and Knowledge Sharing on Competitive Advantage: An Empirical Study in Jordan
This paper investigate the role of agile capabilities and knowledge sharing practices in gaining competitive advantage in manufacturing companies in Jordan. Data was collected from a convenience sample of 112 senior managers each from a different listed...
Environmental Turbulence and the Success of a Firm's Intelligence Strategy: Development of Research Instruments
Seventy two questionnaires returned by members of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, provided evidence for a negative relationship between the strategic intelligence function's (SIF) success and a gap between the firm's environmental...
Influence of Organizational Defensive Actions on the Learning of Information and Communication Technology: An Attitude Study in Hong Kong
The adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) can improve the organizations' competitive advantage. Learning of ICT is also essential for organizational survival. However, organizational defensive patterns, including skilled incompetence,...
Innovation in Natural Resource-Based Industrial Clusters: A Study of the Brazilian Oil and Gas Sector
Brazil has emerged within the last 30 years as a centre of excellence for deep and ultradeep water oil & gas exploration and production. This paper analyzes the results of an empirical research involving 10 firms located in the Campos Basin oil &...
Investigating Brand Attitude Changes toward High-Involved Hedonic Products Via Optimal Ad Appeal Arrangements over Multiple Exposures
Employing advertisements to build a new brand with high-involved and hedonic products requires careful consideration of ad appeal arrangement. This study manipulates ad appeal over three repetitions to identify the effects of ad exposure sequence on...
Issues in the Innovation Service Product Process: A Managerial Perspective
Innovations in service augmentation are perceived to have a big impact on sales and profits as well as the success of other products. One of the most pivotal factors in the services innovation is the employment of champion. The "service champion" is...
Public Attitudes towards Government Restructuring of IT Public Services: Application to E-Government in the Middle East
We propose an analytical framework that shows the relationship between customer attitudes, and e-Government development. Then we test the framework using data from the Middle East and Lebanon. The dependent variable is a measure of end-user expected...
Religion as a Determinant of Corruption: Comparative Evidence from OPEC and OECD Countries
The analysis of corruption in international business is a relatively new but very important phenomenon. Many studies have attempted to capture the reasoning behind the corruption and its incidence on economy. It has been shown that both economic and...
The Application Bridge: A Model for Improving Trainee Engagement in the Training Process
The goal of this paper is to suggest a model for engaging trainees in the intellectual or mental activity necessary for training to be effective. Often, managers/trainees leave training sessions feeling that there was "too much theory." The application...
The Causes and Consequences of Work-Family Synergy: An Empirical Study in the United States
This paper examines the causes and satisfaction consequences of work-to-family and family-to-work synergy for a sample of organizationally-employed parents while controlling two types of work-family conflict: work interfering with family and family interfering...
The Effects of Learning Capacity, Transparency and Relationship Quality on Inter-Organizational Learning
This study integrates the learning and social exchange perspectives to propose an interorganizational learning model. A sample of 202 Taiwanese manufacturing firms experienced with interorganizational technology cooperation was surveyed. The questionnaires...
The Effects of Lighting Quality on Visual Perception at Sports Events: A Managerial Perspective
This study examines the effects lighting quality on spectator visual perception, based on the principles of sports lighting and environmental psychology. The subjects of this study were 260 spectators of the World Games in-line hockey competition (aged...
The Effects of Stakeholder Prioritization on Corporate Financial Performance: An Empirical Investigation
The main contribution of this study lies in extending and testing an emerging theoretical framework that investigates the link between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and financial performance. Following the line of thinking that firms should engage...
The Implementation of a Continuous Improvement Project at a Spanish Marketing Company: A Case Study
The aims of our paper are to undertake a theoretical revision to establish the key aspects of the implementation of Continuous Improvement, grouped into 8 categories. We shall also review two of the basic tools which organizations have for fostering...
The Influences of Social Capital and Social Support on Expatriates' Cultural Adjustment: An Empirical Validation in Taiwan
To gain insight in the area of cultural adjustment, this study analyzes Taiwanese co-worker support, expatriate co-worker support, social capital, and cultural adjustment for expatriate English teachers in Taiwan. The results show that Taiwanese co-worker...
The Role and Level of Involvement of Credit Union Directors in Strategic Management: A Research Agenda
Credit unions are a growing and important part of the global financial system. The history of the credit union movement is summarized and the characteristics making credit unions different from banks are presented. Boards of directors of these organizations...
The Social and Economic Impact of Information and Communication Technology on Developing Countries: An Analysis
The international development community is beginning to stress the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as an enabler of broad-based social and economic development. This has given rise to efforts to utilize ICT to achieve a variety...
The Use of the Internet as a Source of Financial Information by Households in the United States: A National Survey
The primary purpose of this paper is to investigate the usage of the Internet as a tool in personal finance decision-making with a focus on investment decisions. This study uses the data gathered by telephone interviews from a national survey of randomly...