International Journal of Management

International Journal of Management is a trade journal focusing on International Management

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, June

A Content Analysis of the Mission Statements of United States Firms in Four Industries
This study analyzes the mission statements of 57 large U.S. firms for their inclusion of nine components identified in the strategic management literature. We propose that although mission statements provide motivation and direction and are an important...
An Empirical Investigation of Egyptian Consumers Usage Patterns and Perceptions of the Internet
This study investigated Egyptian consumers' attitudes to and perceptions of the Internet held by a sample of 208 participants. The subjects completed a recently developed survey designed to measure usage patterns and perceptions of the Internet. The...
Conflict Management Styles of Male and Female Junior Accountants
Conflict is often inevitable whenever people work together. There is, however, scant empirical evidence on how men and women handle conflicts. Such an examination is valuable for improving workplace relations and productivity. This study examined the...
Determinants of the Adjustment of Expatriate Managers to Foreign Countries : An Empirical Study
A proposed model of expatriate adjustment to international assignments was developed. Results from a study of 53 Taiwanese banking expatriates in the United States support the model. The results highlight the important role of job satisfaction in expatriate...
Determinants of the Assignment of Managers to Foreign Branches by Banks, Using the Fuzzy Delphi Method
In this paper, we have analyzed the characteristics and traits required by the managers of banks in overseas branches, using the fuzzy Delphi method (FDM). The purposes of the research were: 1) to analyze characteristics and traits that an overseas bank...
Digital Pirates in Practice: Analysis of Market Transactions in Hong Kong's Pirate Software Arcades
The illegal copying and distribution of computer software, music, and films-known as digital piracy in industry parlance-is becoming an increasing problem around the world. In this paper, we discuss the institutional and operational details of the market...
Modeling Customer Preferences: An Empirical Study of the Automobile Market in Brazil
In this study, we applied a semi-logarithmic hedonic price model to a sample from the automobile market in Brazil in order to ascertain the most important attributes from the viewpoint of customers and assess their relative contribution to customer purchase...
Perceptions of Career Influences among Private University Academics: An Empirical Study in Malaysia
This paper examines current trends in perceptions of career influences on private academic staff in Malaysia and reports on an empirical research to study the influences of selection, training, promotion, work and career development as well as family...
Task Characteristics as a Moderator of the Relationship between Human Resource Management Control and Product Innovation
This study examined the effect of task characteristics on the relationship between human resource management (HRM) control and product innovation. Results from a survey of 209 firms support a contingency approach to innovation. When task analyzability...
The Application of Support Vector Machines to Forecast Tourist Arrivals in Barbados: An Empirical Study
Accurate tourist demand forecasting systems are essential in tourism planning, particularly in tourism-based countries. Artificial neural networks are attracting attention to forecast tourist arrivals due to their general nonlinear mapping capabilities....
The Application of the Value Added Intellectual Coefficient to Measure Corporate Performance: Evidence from Technological Firms
This research applies a new accounting tool for measuring the 'value creation' efficiency of a company, the Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC TM) of Pulic (1998). It also examines its correlation with corporate performance, based on the 2003...
The Attitudes of University Students to Classical Music Concerts: A Study in Consumer Behaviour
The main purpose of this research is to acquire an understanding of consumer behaviour regarding classical music, through a consumer investigation study. The main objective is to examine why university students in Taipei, Taiwan, appreciate classical...
The Big Bath Hypothesis: Accruals Management in Response to Dividend Reduction and Omission
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between income-decreasing discretionary accruals and the magnitude of dividend reductions. Managers of dividend reducinglomitting firms are hypothesized to take a big bath in earnings using income...
The Construction of a Model and Scale for Assessing Technology Resources
The resource-based perspective (RBP) has been seen as one of the key theories in contemporary strategy management, yet the academic efforts addressing issues of resource accumulation and its relation to a venture process are still under-theorized. Some...
The Development and Testing of a Model of Request Strategies in Purchasing Decisions
This article identifies and integrates constructs derived from the relevant literature into a framework and investigates the relative effects on the constructs of request strategies. It empirically analyzes how request strategies impact on targets in...
The Development of a Contingency Model Relating National Culture to Total Quality Management
TQM implementation across cultures has become a subject of intense discussion in contemporary business. While explicit barriers to international trade and investment flows have been substantially reduced under the influence of globalization of the world...
The Effect of Listening on the Formation of Students Trust and Commitment in Academic Advising: A Study at a United States University
IntroductionThe purpose of this study was to examine the perceived importance of listening and the willingness of students to both trust an academic advisor and to commit to working with that advisor. Woolen and McCroskey (1996) examined the relationship...
The Multiplier Effect of Investment in Training in China
Although training is recognized as an essential investment, many practitioners in China may not be responding to this need adequately. A very likely reason for the lack of attention is due to the fear that trained employees may advance their careers...

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