Journal of International Business Research

Publishes theoretical and empirical work in international business including articles on stock markets and globalization.

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010

An Empirical Test of the Interest Rate Parity: Does It Hold between U.S.A. and Selected Emerging Asian Economies?
ABSTRACTInterest Rate Parity is a theory that exchange rates are determined between two currencies based on the interest rate prevailing in those two countries. This paper examines and does an empirical test of interest rate parity between the United...
An Evaluation of the Egyptian Monetary Policy during the Period (1997/1998-2008/2009)
ABSTRACTBased on the Keynesian view of monetary policy that stresses the central bank's capability to have an impact on the real cost of borrowing by changing monetary policy, conducting successful monetary policy is necessary to stabilize output, especially...
A Study of the Financial Characteristics of Firms in Two Rapidly Growing Economies
ABSTRACTIn recent years, there has been a lot of speculation as to the performance of corporations in two rapidly growing economies. Both China and India have shown rapid industrial growth for the last decade and this trend is expected to continue. However,...
Destination Branding: The Comparative Case Study of Guam and Vietnam
ABSTRACTIn the context of a global recession, the tourism industry has struggled hard to battle declines in sales turnover, particularly in countries where inbound tourism is a major economic contributor to national output. To improve their competitiveness,...
E-Government Performance in Guam: The Case of Vehicle Registration Renewal
ABSTRACTThe challenge facing public sector executives is how to make government service easier, quicker, cheaper, more effective, more efficient, and more responsive. With the development of information technology, e-government is improving government...
Factors for Attracting Baby Boomers and Millennials to Downtown Living: Implications for Revitalizing Guam's Downtown Hagåtña
ABSTRACTThe convergence of two generations of proportional sizes-Baby Boomers and Millennials-lends itself to a potentially attractive market for urban businesses, particularly for those situated downtown. There are implications of this market trend...
Fdi Location Drivers and Risks in Mena
ABSTRACTThe purpose of the paper is to investigate the factors that encourage and inhibit FDI flows to countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The approach followed is identified with New Institutional Economics (NIE). The extended NIE...
Foreign Direct Investment, Exchange Rate, and Their Roles in Economic Growth of Developing Countries: Empirical Evidence from Kazakhstan
ABSTRACTThis paper investigates the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, exchange rate, and economic growth of a developing country, and their effects on major economic activities in the nation. This paper examines macroeconomic...
Good Governance in Developing and Emerging Host Countries and Reinvestment of Retained Earnings by United States Multinationals: A Pooled Cross-Sectional Time-Series Analysis
ABSTRACTThis paper examines the impact of good governance in selected developing and emerging countries on reinvestment of retained earnings by United States multinationals. The manifestations of good governance employed in this study are the indicators...
Historical Ties and Cultural Connections between Guam and Chichijima: Implications for Tourism
ABSTRACTProperly planned strategy can help target marketing efforts that have the potential to produce desired results for tourist destinations. Strategy using cultural and historical ties between destinations can be an effective way to increase tourism...
"Inday" Goes to South Korea: Economic Causes and Consequences of Filipina Labor Migration to S Korea
ABSTRACTIn the 1970s and the 1980s, economic conditions and political upheavals in the Philippines encouraged Filipinos to migrate in response to overseas employment boom. In the early stages of migration, males outnumbered the females. In recent years,...
Iraqi Business Culture: An Expatriate's View
ABSTRACTThis paper will analyze the effects of imposing a very diverse Western business culture on the religious culture of Iraq. In an attempt to figure out where the Iraqi business culture is evolving, we must first dissect the fundamentals of the...
Is It Beneficial to Incur Environmental Cost? a Case Study of Toyota Motors Corporation, Japan
ABSTRACTThere is a growing demand for corporate social responsibility in accounting and nonfinancial reports in the form of sustainability reports. Environmental accounting is now advocated in Japan following the initiatives of the government. A part...
Monetary Policy Transmission and Output: The Jordan Experiment
ABSTRACTThis paper examined the role played by Jordanian banks in reducing the effect of monetary policy actions exerted by the Central Bank on the supply of total credit available for them to lend out.The results showed that banks characteristic (liquidity...
Project Life Cycle Risk Analysis Model and Capital Investment Decisions of a Private Electric Distribution Utility in the Philippines
ABSTRACTThis study is the result of an electric distribution utility's objective to optimize its various capital investment decision processes. Since huge amount of corporate funds are allocated to capital expenditure, the management of the firm decided...
Reexamining the Classification of Market Learning: A Case Study of 30 Years' History of Diaper Wars in Japan
ABSTRACTIn this paper, we use the historical case study of the formation and expansion process of the disposable diaper market in Japan to examine the importance of market learning for developing new products and achieving a competitive advantage.First,...