International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, August

An Alternative to the Simplex Method for Solving Linear Programming Problems: A Managerial Perspective
The objective of this paper is to develop a simpler alternative to the widely-used Simplex Method for solving linear programming problems, from the perspective of practicing managers. It allows bounded variables where the lower and upper bounds could...
An Explanatory Model for the Decision to Enter Emerging Markets: A Shareholder Perspective
This paper proposes an alternative framework for making the decision the to enter emerging markets. The approach takes the view of the shareholders of a multinational enterprise to analyze the entry decisions: whether or not enter an emerging market...
Bridging the Technology Gap in Brazil: The Case of Photonics
This paper presents a case of technological learning and commercial application using an advanced technology by a developing country. Despite major obstacles, it is possible to find certain technological niches where developing countries might succeed....
Effect of Employees' Holdings on the Performance of Open-End Investment Funds: An Empirical Study in China
In response to the new disclosure requirements introduced in China, this paper examines whether higher holding by employees is associated with improved performance of open-end investment funds. All 330 Chinese open-end funds in June 2007 were investigated....
Effect of Implementation Reasons, Implementation Plans and System Modifications on E-Commerce Outcomes: A Structural Equation Approach
Due to recent marketplace changes and advancement in information technology, more and more organizations are re-engineering their operations, systems and strategies to be consistent with the emerging e-business model. Therefore, the growth of the different...
Effects of Information Technology Usage on Student Learning: An Empirical Study in the United States
The purpose of this research was to investigate if computer use increased students' active engagement in the learning process, as perceived by students. Two aspects of learning were examined: active engagement of students in the learning process and...
Market Reaction to Government Announcements about Accounting Standards: An Empirical Study in Taiwan
In 2007 Taiwan introduced a new accounting standard (SFAS no. 39) in terms of which listed companies were required to recognize share-based compensation awards as allocations from retained earnings, which aligned Taiwan for the first time with International...
Relationships among Internal Marketing Perceptions, Organizational Support, Job Satisfaction and Role Behavior in Healthcare Organizations
To satisfy the diverse demands of its customers and improve the quality of the healthcare it provides, healthcare organizations need to engage in both effective and internal marketing of their various services. For this to occur, employees should be...
The Attitude of British Firms towards Saudi-British Business Negotiations: An Empirical Examination
This study investigates British companies' views on what constitutes critical success and failure factors in negotiating with Saudis. During the last five decades, Saudi-British business relationships have grown in terms of trade partnerships and many...
The Choice of Cost Drivers in Activity-Based Costing: Application at a Chinese Oil Well Cementing Company
In recent years, activity-based costing (ABC) has become a popular cost and operations management technique to improve the accuracy of product or service costs for firms to stay competitive. Two authors went to Xi'an area to collect a sample data on...
The Determinants of Sophistication in Product Costing Systems: An Interview Study
Product costing systems that include all costs in product costs have been defined as sophisticated systems in the literature. This paper examines the determinants of such sophistication in product costing systems through semi-structured interviews with...
The Effect of Culture on the Relative Wealth of Countries: An International Study
It is argued that the concept of "wealth" and the social-economic needs of individuals are both culturally determined. In line with this, we examine the extent to which economic success is related to cultural aspects in different countries. Specifically,...
The Impact of Endogenous Investment on Economic Growth: An Analysis on Advance-Retreat Course Theory
Advance-Retreat Course (ARC) is a theory that explains how socio-economic growth takes place. The main argument of ARC is that economies progress though a natural process of initiative followed by retreat in response to environmental pressures. Based...
The Management of Reported Earnings to Avoid Political Costs: A Study of Saudi Arabian Firms
Allegations of accounting fraud in have attracted much attention from both the financial press and accounting regulators. This study provides evidence of the practice of deliberate earnings management on the part of managers in Saudi Arabia. The empirical...
The Relationship between Board Characteristics and Financial Performance: An Empirical Study of United States Initial Public Offerings
This study investigates the relationship between board characteristics and financial performance for 223 U.S. firms making initial public offerings from 2000 to 2002. Board characteristics include board independence(i.e., outsiders-dominated boards),...
Workplace Fun and Its Correlates: A Conceptual Inquiry
This article addresses the concept of workplace fun as a real phenomenon which has distinct causes and consequences, some of which we discuss in this article. We also present a fun continuum which says that workplace fun is not "an all or nothing" situation....