Journal of International Business Research

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

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, 2009

130/30 Investment Strategies: Hedging in a Classroom Setting
ABSTRACTHedging is a strategy that uses two counterbalancing investments in order to minimize the impact of unexpected price fluctuations. Because hedging requires purchasing at least two different investments at the same time, by itself hedging increases...
A Comparative Analysis of Significant Influences on the Accounting Systems of Diverse European Countries and the U.S.A
ABSTRACTAn accounting system can be defined as a combination of inputs organized into a complex whole with the purpose of providing relevant information for decision making. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the "inputs " that are involved in the...
A Research on Development of Inter-Organizational Learning: Through the Case of an International Strategic Alliance
ABSTRACTThis research deals with the development of inter-organizational learning (IOL) in co-operative strategies. Organizations have to adapt to their increasingly changing environment for continuing to attain profitable performance and success. Under...
Banking and Financial Crisis in Turkey from 1929 to 2007
"Impact Which Does Not Kill You Makes You Stronger"ABSTRACTTurkey is a country in which many crises are experienced in the fields of banking and financial system. Through this study, financial crises of Turkey sample are examined. Clear-cut information...
Does Sarbanes-Oxley Act Chase Away Foreign Firms? Evidence from Adr Terminations
ABSTRACTThis paper provides empirical evidence of the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) on the determinants of American Depositary Receipts (ADR) terminations between 2000 and 2004. The results suggest that the implementation of SOX increased...
Do Partners' Differences Affect International Joint Venture Control and Performance?
ABSTRACTThe paper examines the influence of differences between partners on the control of international joint ventures (IJVs) and its subsequent performance performance. The term "partners' differences" here refers to their perceptions of differences...
Global Determinants of Stress and Risk in Public-Private Partnerships (Ppp) in Infrastructure
ABSTRACTThis study analyzes determinants of stress in public-private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure investment. While project failures seldom occur, there are many stresses that hinder success. One of these is broad political risk: the prerogative...
Going Green: The Impact on Higher Education Institutions
ABSTRACTCampus greening poses potent challenges to higher education institutions to take an in-terest in decreasing its carbon footprint. To what extent does going green affect the strategic positioning of higher education institutions and how might...
Guam's Income Distribution, 1981-2005
ABSTRACTThe impending U.S. military build-up on the island of Guam, a U.S. territory located in Western Pacific, is expected to drastically change the island's socio-economic landscape. There is concern about who would gain and who would lose on the...
Impact of Green Marketing on the Students' Purchase Decision
ABSTRACTCollege students were surveyed at a private university in the Philippines to determine if they considered green marketing when they made purchases. Of the 216 studen ts surveyed, 48.61% became aware of green marketing through television while...
Impact of Internet Financial Reporting on Emerging Markets
ABSTRACTApplication of information technology to gain a competitive advantage is well known and often used by business firms in developed countries. A fairly recent technological development is use of the Internet to provide corporate financial information,...
International Business Specializations of Accounting, Finance and Marketing Professors, 1994-2003
ABSTRACTThis study investigates the extent of international business specializations within the teaching and research interests of professors at over 800 U.S. colleges and universities in three disciplines, namely, accounting, finance, and marketing....
Measure of R&d Success and Market Value of Firms in the U.S. Pharmaceutical and Semiconductor Industries
ABSTRACTWe examine the relationship between the knowledge capital and the stock market value of innovating firms in the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries in the United States. We use unique patent-firms matched data in the two industries and...
Technological Progress, Skilled-Unskilled Wage Gap, and Welfare: A General Equilibrium Analysis
ABSTRACTBy constructing a two-sector (high-tech and low-tech) model, this paper examines the effects of technological progress occurred in the high-tech sector on skilled-unskilled wage gap and welfare. In order to introduce the endogenous separation...
The Determinants of Accounting-Based Covenants in Public Debt Contracts
ABSTRACTAccording to the Agency Theory of Covenants, debt contracts play a significant role in the context of stockholder-bondholder conflicts. Much research has been devoted to examining the determinants of the content of debt contracts on the basis...
The Effect of International Currencies upon U.S. Stock Prices
ABSTRACTOver they ears, the literature has demonstrated that the earnings of many non-US companies have been sensitive to the US dollar. Since earnings are a prime determinant of stock prices, then stock prices are also currency sensitive. All firms...
The Effects of Auditor Change on Audit Fees: Empirical Evidence from Japan
ABSTRACTThis paper investigates whether initial audit fees are discounted by audit firms in Japan in periods in which audit fees are mandatory disclosures. This study is motivated by two competing theories of initial audit engagement pricing. DeAngelo...
The Historical Roots of Chinese Cultural Values and Managerial Practices
ABSTRACTTo understand current Chinese culture and managerial practices requires an appreciation and understanding of important Chinese historical fibres and philosophical orientations, important historical figures such as Confucius and Mencius, Sun Tzu...
Using Technology to Teach Advanced Accounting: The Case of Minority Interest in Consolidated Financial Statements
ABSTRACTAt the time we undertook the study, current accounting pronouncements in the United States that require the preparation of consolidated financial statements did not have precise guidelines on the presentation of minority interest in controlled...
Virtual Leadership: A Green Possibility in Critical Times but Can It Really Work?
ABSTRACTVirtual teams are a necessity in global and even regional businesses today when operations and employees with special talents are not willing or able to relocate to a job or operational site. Traditionally a key employee was relocated to a company...
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