Journal of International Business Research

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

Articles from Vol. 11, No. S3, December

A Message from the Co-Editors
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to this issue of the Journal of International Business Research, the journal of the Academy for the Study of International Business, an affiliate of Allied Academies, whose mission is to support the exchange...
Corporate Debt Financing in the Philippines: Examining the Role of Firm-Level Factors through Binary Choice Model
INTRODUCTION Most corporations in ASEAN countries are heavily reliant on bank credit for their funding despite of the restrictive covenants associated with it. On top of this, the reliability of bank lines of credit diminishes in times of financial...
Corporate Environmental Expense in the Perspective of Japanese Investors: Merely Another Type of Expense?
INTRODUCTION Since early 1990s scientists have admitted that humankind has been facing severe environmental crises due to the continuing occurrences of global warming, acid rain, ozone depletion, biodiversity loss, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation,...
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition through a Market Segmentation of a Selected Filipino Youth Market
Youth travel is of special interest because a considerable number of Filipinos belong to the youth population. By focusing on the youth market, tourism enterprises can maximize considerable business opportunities. This study, using several known motivations...
Revisiting Financial Integration of Interest Rates of ASEAN5+3, 2000-2011
INTRODUCTION The European Commission has defined financial integration as "a process, driven by market forces, in which separate national financial markets gradually enter into competition with each other and eventually become one financial market,...
State of Coral Reefs Management: Case Study of Okinawa Island, Japan
INTRODUCTION Coral reefs also called "the tropical rainforests of the oceans" (Connell, 1978) provide various ecological, social and economical services. Costanza et al. (1998) report that coral reefs, with their extremely rich biodiversity, possess...
The Contribution of Social Capital into the Activities of Real Estate Companies in Vietnam
INTRODUCTION According to the General Statistics Office (2010), real estate is one of the industries of high growth in the economy of Vietnam, but the number of small and medium enterprises account for 88%. This implies that real estate companies...
The Determinants of Corporate Capital Structure: Evidence from Japanese Manufacturing Companies
INTRODUCTION A firm's capital structure is the combination of a firm's equity, debt, and hybrid securities which finances the whole business operation. A capital may be composed of equity, debt or even hybrid securities. The comparison ratio between...
The Globalization of Northern California's Biotechnology Industry
INTRODUCTION The biotechnology (or biomedical) industry is becoming one of the most global industries in the United States. Biotech firms that used to export or license their products to foreign countries have begun outsourcing their production,...
Trade Liberalization and Productivity Spillover from Different Foreign Direct Investment Sourcing Origins
INTRODUCTION Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is always attracted by developing countries in hope for more capital for their economic development. While many researchers find evidences on positive FDI impact on one developing country's economic growth...
Vietnamese Consumer Behavior toward Children's Over-the-Counter Medications: A Reasoned Action Approach
INTRODUCTION Consumer behavior is related to the consumer's acts of purchasing and using a product or service (Ajzen, 2008). Insights on how consumers buy and consume a product or service have important implications for any business firm. This issue...
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