Multinational Business Review

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall

A Comparative Analysis of Work Incentives in U.S. and Japanese Firms
Problems of moral hazard and adverse selection in business organization require appropriate work incentives to obtain an efficiency of the organization. This paper reviews theoretical grounds of various incentive problems and the practices of the U.S....
A Taxation Dilemma of Foreign Direct Investment in an Evolving Market Economy
Applying a social psychology model, the paper examines the determinants of tax evasion and avoidance in emerging markets, specifically in China. The paper asks two questions. What are the factors which give rise to firms' tax evasion and avoidance behaviors...
Foreign Direct Investment and Shareholders' Wealth: Evidence from the Newly Industrialized Countries (NICS)
This study investigates the wealth effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) by U.S. multinationals in four Asian newly industrialized countries (NICs)- South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In addition, it examines wealth effects of two different...
Going East: Western Companies Invest in East/Central Europe
With its geographic proximity to Germany and Austria, many observers thought that U.S. companies would be left far behind while European investors moved rapidly into their former spheres of influence in East/Central Europe. In reality, through the end...
Identifying Management Factors That Motivate Domestic Companies to Pursue International Activities
There is only limited knowledge of determinants that precipitate international business activity. If managers of organizations want to increase their involvement in international business activities, they should understand the stimuli that motivate these...
Price/quality Associations within the Consumer Goods Market in the United Kingdom
Although price-quality associations for consumer products have been found to be nonexistent or very weak in the United States over the past three decades, few empirical data are available on the extent of those correlations within and across different...
Securities and Exchange Commission Moves to Narrow the "Gaap" between U.S. and Foreign Issuers
The SEC requires that non-U.S. private issuers disclose substantially the same information as disclosed by U.S. domestic issuers. In substance, foreign issuers must recast financial statements in accordance with United States' accounting rules. The reconciliation...
State Agencies Link with Eximbank to Overcome the Difficulty of Obtaining Adequate Export Finance
Washington is attempting to alleviate one of the primary obstacles confronting small exporters: an inadequacy of export financing. One path designed to permit small exporters to overcome that international marketing obstacle is the City/State Program...
Third World Activities in Space Commercialization: A Note
The last decade has witnessed a pronounced increase in space commercialization, as multinational companies have expanded their business activities in transportation and launching services, communication satellites, and remote sensing. A previously underreported...
Trading Blocs: Bane or Blessing?
This paper provides an introduction to Trading Blocs; it investigates their forms, underlying rationales, size, and effects. Although precise measurement of gains and/or losses from free trade zones is not possible, this paper looks at the reasons for...
What New Exporters Think about U.S. Government Sponsored Export Promotion Services and Publications
The purpose of this research is to investigate new exporter awareness and use of various U.S. government export assistance services and publications. A total of SS exporting firms responded to a questionnaire. The study reveals that many of the firms...

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