International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 4, December

An Assessment and Strategic Guidelines for Developing E-Commerce in the Asia-Pacific Region
The Asia-Pacific region is growing in e-commerce adoption despite a global economic slowdown. Developed countries that have been offering e-commerce have shown impressive performance in their respective economies, but the Asia-Pacific region still lags...
An Assessment of the Consumer Ethnocentric Scale (CETSCALE) in an Advanced and Transitional Country: The Case of Canada and Russia
Improving our understanding of the proclivities, preferences and attitudes of consumers for foreign products is a precursor to a successful foray into international markets. The need for a measure that is cross-culturally valid and reliable underpins...
An Evaluation of the Relationship between Alignment of Strategic Priorities and Manufacturing Performance
The study examines the perceptions of general managers (GMs) and manufacturing managers (MMs) regarding manufacturing priorities of their business units (alignment) on manufacturing unit performance in Indonesia. Specifically, this study tests whether...
An Investigation of Factors That Influence Senior Executives to Accept Innovations in Information Technology
To use innovations successfully and effectively the role of acceptance is crucial, especially for innovations in the field of Information Technology (IT). Several theoretical models from the technology and social psychology are available to support the...
A Review of the Effects of Investor Sentiment on Financial Markets: Implications for Investors
Theoretically investors are thought to be rational under EMH; however, in early papers irrational investors, named as noise traders, were not been paid much attention. Based upon the studies of De Long et al (1990) and Lee et al (2002), noise traders...
A Survey Investigation into the Use of the Internet among Accounting Firms
The speedy development of the internet in the past decade has made the global information network of today like the invention of telephone centuries ago, thoroughly changing the ways that businesses operate. How would accounting firms take advantage...
Growth Strategies and Merger Patterns among Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An Empirical Study
This investigation is based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process and addresses two main issues: after small and medium enterprises (SMEs) set their development objective as growth, how should they choose the proper means of generating growth? If SMEs choose...
Relationships among Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Profitability in the Taiwanese Banking Industry
This study examines whether there are economic benefits to be gained from improving service quality in the Taiwanese banking industry. Service quality is perceived quality; and different from objective or actual quality; being a judgment usually made...
Solving the Traveling Salesman Problem Using Premium Solver Platform Software
The traveling salesman problem has been a very important topic of study for operations researchers and mathematicians for decades. Computer hardware and software advances in recent years have provided multiple alternative approaches to this classic combinatorial...
The Attitudes of Donors and Non-Donors to the March of Dimes Charity in the United States: A Case Study in Non-Profit Marketing
This article compares current donors, lapsed donors and nondonors to the March of Dimes. Demographic characteristics, donation motives, likelihood of satisfying these motives through donating to a charitable organization and the level of concern about...
The Development of a Computable General Equilibrium Model of the Economic Impact of a Science-Based Industrial Park in Taiwan
The primary modeling tools used to analyze regional economic issues include econometric forecasting models, fixed price Input-Output (I-O) multi-sector models, Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models. CGE models...
The Development of Relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China in the High-Technology Economic Sector
The competition between China and Taiwan to attract high-tech industry investment recently has become increasingly severe. This study presents an in-depth analysis of the cross-strait (Taiwan, China) high-tech industry, considering the areas of industrial...
The Effect of Electronic Banking on the Cost Efficiency of Commercial Banks: An Empirical Study
This study investigates the effect of electronic banking, as measured by the extent to which banks make use of automatic teller machine (ATM), on their cost efficiency, before and after the 1997 Asian financial crisis. We use stochastic frontier analysis...
The Effect of Implementing European Union Safety Standards on the Machine Product Industry in Taiwan
The European Union has, since 1995, specified safety requirements to ensure that machinery products sold are produced and designed according to certain safety standards. This requires that the producer should prepare related documents and label the CE...
The Effects of Internal Marketing and Organizational Culture on Knowledge Management in the Information Technology Industry
Although the successful experiences of the Scientific Industry Park has helped develop Taiwan's industries, technology, and economy, the high-tech industries were always working on behalf of other nation's industries, which in actuality, were not competitive....
The Global Supply Chain Assurance Practices of United States Automakers: A Survey
Quality assurance practices in global supply chain of American automakers have evolved through decades from quality inspection and quality control to statistical process control and quality auditing. Emergence of quality audit had been accompanied by...
The Restructuring of the Korean Economy Following the Financial Crisis of 1997, Including Economic and Financial Reforms
In this paper, we examine some major changes including financial and accounting reforms that occurred after the Korean crisis in 1997. In response to globalization, Korea gradually opened up commodity markets beginning in the early 1990s. The domestic...
The Use of Foreign Currency Derivatives and Foreign-Denominated Debts to Reduce Exposure to Exchange Rate Fluctuations
Using monthly data of Taiwan non-financial firms during the period of 1998 to 2002, this study examines the use of two financial hedge strategies to reduce exchange rate exposure by Taiwan firms. Our empirical findings show that the use of foreign currency...
Using Strategic Alliances to Make Decisions about Investing in Technological Innovations
This article investigates share price responses to strategic alliances in Taiwan's high-tech industry from 1996 to 1999. Taiwan's high-tech industry plays an important role on the international stage, but there is nothing in the literature studying the...