International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 1, March

A Multiple-Agent Joint Procurement Process Model for Virtual Organizations: A Simulation Study
Technological changes have brought about significant changes in society, including the 'creation' of virtual counterparts to real life events and processes, including whole organizations and enterprise that exist in cyberspace rather than the physical...
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Antecedents to Mobile Phone Diffusion in a Developing Economy: The Case of Malaysia
Mobile phones have gone through rapid diffusion rates in developing countries and have been regarded by many as the information and communication technology (ICT) that will significantly close the digital divide between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' in...
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Can County Court Judgements Predict Large Firm Failure? an Empirical Study
This research builds and tests corporate failure prediction models using combinations of financial ratios, non-financial information and events that occurred during the sampled life span of the companies. The empirical results show that the best performing...
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Critical Success Factors in the Performance of Female-Owned Businesses: A Study of Female Entrepreneurs in Korea
Entrepreneurial success has long been considered to differ by gender of the business owner. Previous studies of female business owners have focused on personal characteristics, such as motivation and experience, as predictors of business success. Relatively...
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Determinants of the Performance of Public Sector Development Projects
International Development (ID) projects are mostly public sector development projects and are particularly prepared for developing and emerging economies to improve their socio-economic needs. Considering the importance of ID projects, this study looks...
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Does Restaurant Tipping Create the Same Economic Impact as Sales Tax in the Restaurant Food Market? an Economic Efficiency Analysis
In this article, we discuss whether or not both sales tax and restaurant tipping may create the same economic impact (i.e., deadweight loss) in the restaurant food market. We provide a discussion of economic views and analyses and survey evidence in...
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Effect of Student Attitudes on University Loyalty and University Cooperation: An Empirical Study in Japan
There are differences in the extent and way in which students contribute to their universities, outside their studies, depending on their attitude toward the universities. Discretionary student behaviors that contribute to the quality of the university's...
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Effects of Attitude and Background on Personal Financial Ability: A Student Survey in the United States
This study investigates how abilities to make educated judgments about handling personal finance are affected by ages, gender, and education of parents among college students across different academic disciplines, using a sample from a state college...
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Effects of Identity Variables and Job Performance on Employee Intentions to Leave: An Empirical Study in Indian Call Centers
Voluntary employee turnover has remained one of the most important concerns for the practice of human resource management since it involves loss of investments made in the people who leave and increased costs of finding and training replacement (Hom...
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Effects of Information, Material and Financial Flows on Supply Chain Performance: A Study of Manufacturing Companies in Malaysia
In a challenging business environment, organizations not only need to improve their performances to meet customers' requirements but ultimately they need to achieve customers 'satisfaction. This study aims to study the impact of three difference kind...
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Empowerment, Trust and Commitment: The Moderating Role of Work-Unit Centrality
Based on survey data from 217 local government employees in the United Arab Emirates, the paper examines the effects of empowerment and trust on feelings of commitment. In support of previous research, the results show that the concept of empowerment...
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Entry Mode and Parent Control: The Impact of Equity Ownership Changes on the Longevity of Japanese FDI in Brazil
This paper investigates the impact of entry mode and parent control on subsidiary survival taking into account the changes in equity ownership that take place over time. Based on a sample of 146 Japanese subsidiaries established in Brazil between 1988...
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Information Usefulness and Usage in Business Decision-Making: An Activity-Based Costing (ABC) Perspective
Activity-based costing (ABC) an information system developed in the 1980s to overcome some of the limitations of traditional cost accounting and to enhance its usefulness in strategic decision-making. The objective of the study is find out how managers...
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Knowledge Outsourcing: A Proposed Model
Knowledge management (KM) has played a critical role ever since the 1990s. In today's global marketplace, firms not only outsource tangible resources, but they abo acquire tacit knowledge. Based on this, the study herein attempts to construct a knowledge...
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Leader-Member Exchanges as a Mediator of the Effect of Job Satisfaction on Affective Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Test
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between leader-member exchange (LMX) and its relationship with job satisfaction and affective organizational commitment and to test empirically whether relationship between job satisfaction and...
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Organizational Commitment as a Moderator of the Effect of Training on Service Performance: An Empirical Study of Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprises in Malaysia
This paper seeks to examine the relationship between training approaches and organizational performance among 150 front-line employees from 10 service-based Small Medium Enterprises (SEMs) in Klang Valley Malaysia. Regression results show that there...
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Private Information Acquisition and Stock Evaluation by Chinese Financial Analysts
This study draws upon empirical qualitative research of Chinese financial analysts to examine how they improve their information comprehension through private information search in a specific institutional context and use such information to evaluate...
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Psychological Predictors of Successful Entrepreneurship in China: An Empirical Study
Recent economic reforms in China have brought on a wave of entrepreneurship in that country. Still, many entrepreneurs have been unsuccessful in their business endeavors, and the psychological aspects of successful entrepreneurship in China are still...
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Role of Value Chain Strategy in Healthcare Supply Chain Management: An Empirical Study in India
India spends 5.2% of GDP on healthcare. Healthcare industry is growing at 15 percent annually. Presently hospitals are looking for new sources of competitive advantage and cost cutting measures wherever possible. It is imperative to look into the supply...
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The Development of an Iterative Procedure for Calculating Eigenvalues in Investment Decision-Making
The aim of this manuscript is to study and to compare several iterative procedures based on the Oepomo, Power, and QR methods for solving dominant eigenvalues of essentially positive matrices. Ascending and descending techniques lead to a new iterative...
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The Effect of Strategic Marketing Planning Behaviour on the Performance of Small- to Medium-Sized Firms
According to the literature very few small enterprises survive the long-term. However, despite the continuing interest in the concept of strategic marketing planning, very little research has been done particularly in Singapore to examine whether the...
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The Effects of Ethnic Culture on Managerial Attitudes and Practices: A Survey in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China
Comparative management studies traditionally use national cultures to explain culture's role in managerial attitudes and practices. This paper uses a unique design and studies the same ethnic culture in three different national cultures, to differentiate...
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The Effects of Job Satisfaction and Work Experience on Employee-Desire for Empowerment: A Comparative Study in Canada and India
The paper examines the effects of job satisfaction and work experience on employee-desire for empowerment. Restaurant industry employees from the Lower mainland area of British Columbia, Canada and the Punjab area of India were surveyed to assess their...
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The Impact of Voluntary Disclosure on the Mandatory Disclosure of Financial Information: A Study of Companies on the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange
Firms that voluntarily disclose financial data that is not required by law convey a general policy of transparency and compliance. In this study we assess the impact of voluntary disclosure of annual report data on mandatory disclosure of financial information....
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The Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility in Different Countries: A Study of Firms in Canada, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Taiwan and the United States
There is a long history developing the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the framework for considering the issues including why firms might adopt these practices and how they implement them. This paper provides a unique contribution...
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The Relations among Population, Resources, Environment and Sustainable Development: A Game Theory Analysis
Adopting game theory as the analytical tool, this study uses a classic model to examine the relations among population, resources, and environmental behaviors. An evolutionary game model is used to identify the most feasible solution based upon cooperation,...
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The Role of Socio-Cultural Norms in Workplace Stress: An Empirical Study of Bank Employees in Nigeria
This article contributes new data on workplace stress drawn from a sample of 305 employees from 10 banks in Nigeria. Data collected through the use of a questionnaire that was developed from a series of focus groups held with bank employees is used to...
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User Voice and Democracy in Value Creation: Integrating Competences with Innovation Development
The dynamics of capitalism precipitates mobilization of communitarian dimensions to ensure mutual sharing of social knowledge. Though consumers are complex and fragmented, this paper attempts to shift market hegemony to them. Reviewing the works of neo-Marxist...
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