International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 1, March

Application of Behavioural Finance Concepts to Investment Decision-Making: Suggestions for Improving Investment Education Courses
In practice, investment decision makers do not always behave in ways that are consistent with the assumptions made in courses that teach investment decision making in business schools. For example, long held theories assume that investors are rational,...
Business Incubation as an Economic Development Strategy: A Literature Review
As a number of organizations in United States, Europe, Asia and developing countries seek to implement business incubation programs, the aim of this paper is to review the literature and provide the strength and weakness of economic theories with successful...
Cognitive Complexity in Global Mindsets
The article examines the cognitive complexity of decisions associated with foreign direct investment (FDI). The research is based on interviews with executives at 27 of Australia's top 100 companies. It examines the information-processing abilities of...
Determinants of Top Management Team Tenure in Public Companies: An Empirical Study in the United States
TMT tenure impacts organizational performance through its effects on R&D intensity, entrepreneurial orientation, a greater diversity of viewpoints, status quo commitment, and even illegal activity however its antecedents have not been explored. This...
Does College Quality Influence the Expectations of Engineering Students about the Corporate Life? an Indian Experience
It is beyond doubt that the current generation of students has their own perceptions and expectations about the work place and this phenomenon happened because of the changing demographics and increased awareness about the work environment prevailing...
Effect of Audit Quality on the Readability of Auditor Preferability Letters: An Empirical Study
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires that a registrant who makes a voluntary accounting change with material effects should provide a letter by its independent auditors assessing whether the alternative accounting method(s) is (are) preferable...
Effects of Inflation on Dividend Payments: An Empirical Study of Public Companies in Hungary
This paper examines dividend policy issues in Hungary. The results reported in this study suggest that dividend signalling is not of any relevance. However, there are clear signs for dividend smoothing. Thus, managers in Hungary seem to fear the need...
Effects of Knowledge-Sharing Routines and Dyad-Based Investments on Company Innovation and Performance: An Empirical Study of Spanish Manufacturing Companies
In the literature on buyer-supplier relationships, it is commonplace assuming that knowledge exchange leading to shared learning, along with the presence of investments on specialized or relationship-unique assets is a means for enhancing a company's...
Effects of Knowledge-Sharing Routines and Dyad-Based Investments on Company Innovation and Performance: An Empirical Study of Spanish Manufacturing Companies
In the literature on buyer-supplier relationships, it is commonplace assuming that knowledge exchange leading to shared learning, along with the presence of investments on specialized or relationship-unique assets is a means for enhancing a company's...
Effects of Product Properties on Consumer Preferences and Behaviours: A Study of the Automobile Market in Turkey
In this research we used Conjoint Analysis to investigate the factors which affect a consumer's decision to buy a car. For our research, we used an internet-based poll which was embedded in the server side software and then implemented Conjoint Analysis...
Implementation of the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) Methodology in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Portuguese Case Study
Innovation plays a key role in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Process innovation is extensively used to improve the production of a product or to provide a better service. Normally, process innovation plays a silent role in productivity improvement,...
Influences of the Internal Capabilities of Firms on Their Innovation Performance: A Case Study Investigation in Brazil
Innovation has been identified as the inevitable outcome for the very survival of the firm. This is achieved through certain firm's capabilities. When it comes to innovation, most academic research has focused on technological capabilities as the sole...
International Advertising Research: A Literature Review 1990-2010
Many argue that global marketing and its surrounding issues are critical in determining performance for firms in the international marketplace. For several decades, international advertising research has sought to address issues surrounding the ever-increasing...
Managerial Lessons from the Takeover of a Small Enterprise: A Qualitative Case Study
This study seeks to gain 'real world' understanding of the managerial approach adopted in an established small enterprise when taken over by another owner-entrepreneur. Illustrated are perceptual differences internal stakeholders (established employees...
Revisiting Strategic Learning in International Joint Ventures: A Knowledge Creation Perspective
Strategic learning is one of the best ways for international joint ventures to be more competitive. It is a long process involving vicarious learning through know-how acquisition on one hand, and creative learning through know-how transformation and...
Role Ambiguity as a Mediator of the Effect of Integrative Management Information on Managerial Performance: An Empirical Study in Australia
Given the increasing complexity and interdependence of managerial tasks in organizations in recent years, the role of integrative management accounting information (MAI) becomes very important for managerial performance. Integrative MAI provides managers...
Stock Market Reaction When Listed Companies in Singapore Appoint Female Directors
This paper examines the stock market reaction to the appointment of female directors in Singapore-listed companies and investigates what determines the reaction. We study a sample of 30 companies that has met several selection criteria and use the event...
Stock Price Volatility and Its Effect on the Nigerian Stock Market (1980-2009)
The main thrust of this study was to investigate the relationship between changes in stock prices and the performance of the Nigerian stock market. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide and direct the study. The hypotheses were meant to check the relationship...
Strategic Decision-Making Processes as a Mediator of the Effect of Board Characteristics on Company Innovation: A Study of Publicly-Listed Firms in Greece
Based on the Upper Echelons Theory that suggests the demographic characteristics of executives are linked to organisational processes and outcomes, the paper proposes that strategic decision-making processes mediate the relationship between board members'...
Strategic Management in an Era of Paradigmatic Chaos: Lessons for Managers
This article discusses strategic management from the perspectives of chaos theory, systems theory, organizational culture, internal/external turbulence, strategic leadership, and the authors 'model for Strategic Management in Turbulent, Chaotic Environments...
Task Knowledge and Task-Technology Fit in a Virtual Team
Despite the growing interest in knowledge sharing and virtual teams, there is surprisingly little empirical research into how the former affects the latter's effectiveness. Results of this study show that task-technology fit mediates between knowledge...
The Characteristics of Fund Holdings and Performance with Characteristic-Based Benchmarks: A Study on Mutual Funds in the United States
This study analyzes the characteristics of mutual fund holdings and empirically examine mutual fund performance with characteristic-based benchmarks. Two main approaches are used to test the hypotheses: (1) Grinblatt and Titman's (1993) measure and (2)...
The Effect of Employee Feedback-Seeking on Job Performance: An Empirical Study
Using Multi-System-Multi-Rater and upward feedback analytic survey techniques on 142 managers and 426 manager-matched subordinate staff, the study examined the association between feedback and job performance, and how the concept of self awareness could...
The Impact of Bank Board Composition, Top Management Equity Interest and Audit Committee Effectiveness on Top Management Transparency
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of bank board composition, top management equity interest and audit committee effectiveness on top management transparency on the performance of Banks in Nigeria. Data were collected from thirteen Nigerian...
The Impact of Grade Threat on the Effectiveness of Peer Evaluations of Business Presentations: An Empirical Study
The value of good oral communications skills for business school graduates is extremely high. In teaching these skills, the use of peer evaluations provides an opportunity for greater feedback to the presenter and clear reinforcement to the student rater...
The Interaction between Managerial and Technological Capabilities as a Determinant of Company Performance: An Empirical Study of Biotech Firms
The resource-based view (RBV) assumes that firms have different resources and capabilities that may persist over time. The nature of these resources and capabilities enable a firm to outperform its competitors. This paper builds on the RBV by examining...
The Use of Intellectual Capital as a Competitive Tool: A Danish Case Study
Increasing pressure from low-cost competition has forced many Western companies to respond by offshoring, i.e. by relocating labor and production facilities to emerging economies (Jensen, Kirkegaard and Laugesen, 2009). This study presents an alternative...