Management International Review

International business publication.

Articles from Vol. 34, No. SPEISS, Annual

A Comparison of Managerial Structures in German Subsidiaries in France, India, and the United States
Introduction Despite the fact that sceptics like Montaigne (1533-1592) and Pascal (1623-1662) have very early emphasized the cultural contingency of laws of human behavior, organization theorists kept searching for general and universal organizational...
Alternative Policies for International Transfers of Managers
The Policy Problem Should MNCs use expatriates or nationals in management positions or rather what is the appropriate mix of nationalities? This question has been given a lot of attention by both researchers and practitioners[1]. The discussion...
Combining Strategic and International Business Approaches through Growth Vector Analysis
Despite the recent increase in business studies from both a strategic and an international perspective, the two approaches are seldom combined. In the strategic approach, there is a hierarchy of considerations and decisions. One starts with broad organizational...
Predicting Managers' Career Success in an International Setting: The Validity of Ratings by Training Staff versus Training Peers
Introduction 322 managers from five countries participating in international Management Development programs run by a multinational corporation between 1960 and 1968 were rated on overall career potential by their training staff. Their career...
Strategies and Methodologies in International Business and Comparative Management Research
During the past two decades international business operations have become massive in scale and are continuing their rapid expansion. Corrolary to this development is the ever increasing flow of publications that deal with a wide range of issues concerning...
The Comparative Performance of U.S. and European Multinational Enterprises, 1970-1979
Introduction This paper applies the new theory of the multinational enterprise (MNE) to examine the performance of European and U.S. based multinationals. The new theory of the MNE is called the theory of internalization and it has been developed...
Worker-Participation and Multi-National Companies
Introduction The various attempts made by trade unions in recent years to develop new forms of international cooperation and organisation in response to the threats posed by the growth of multi-national corporations (hitherto to be referred to...
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