International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 3, September

A Molecular Structural Analysis of Disaggregated Corporations
Giant corporations are disaggregating into small business units to combat fierce competition, complex business environment and the current recession economy. Researchers use the theory of atoms and molecules to explain and analyze the architecture of...
A Structural Analysis of Quality Management Practices in Hong Kong-Based Manufacturing Companies
This paper reports results from a structural and systematic analysis of quality management practices in Hong Kong (HK)-owned manufacturing companies in mainland China. The research will reveal whether the HK/China companies have reached the systematic...
Australia as an International Financial Services Management Centre: An Assessment
In general, a financial centre can be defined as 'a place in which there is a high concentration of managed financial institutions and financial markets performing activities which are internationally recognised for their management efficacy, efficiency,...
Determinants of Consumer Attitudes toward Brand Extensions: An Experimental Study
Brand extension is a form of new product introduction in which the name of an established brand is attached to a new product introduced in a separate category, facilitating acceptance because consumers transfer the affect and meanings they associate...
Determinants of Student Choice of Business Schools in India: A Factor Analytic Investigation
India, with the largest number of English speaking graduate students is being looked upon as a growth opportunity by many business schools of international repute. One of the key pieces of information that would assist a business school's marketing effort...
Determinants of the Satisfaction and Repurchase Intentions of Users of Short Messenger Services (SMAS): A Study in the Telecom Sector of Pakistan
Survival and growth are the prime purposes of businesses. Companies are required to provide better quality services, so that they can meet their objectives. From this starting point, the present study examines the quality of service provided by telecom...
Effects of Environmental Pressures on Company Sustainability Strategies: An Interview Study among Brazilian Manufacturing Firms
Since the mid 1990's, companies in many countries have had to make structural reforms to deal with pressure to behave in a more responsible manner towards the environment. In this context, Brazilian companies are no exception. Perhaps they are under...
Effects of Personality Traits on Entrepreneurial Intentions: An Empirical Study in Iran
The relationship between students' personality styles and their intentions to become an entrepreneur after completing a course in entrepreneurship education were examined among a random sample of undergraduate students (n = 280) in Razi University, Iran....
Effects of Price and Country of Origin on Consumer Product Quality Perceptions: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh
This paper proposes a framework for the analysis of partitioned country-of-origin (COO) associations on consumer product quality evaluations. This research clarifies the roles of country-of-design (COD), country-of-assembly (COA), country-of-parts (COP)...
Effects of Seller Reputation on Success at Online Auctions: An Empirical Study
In online auctions, success for sellers typically means making sales and getting the price they want at the auction. To test the effectiveness of such auctions, as defined by the degree to which sellers achieve these twin results for themselves in auctions,...
Effects of the Outsourcing of Information Systems on User Satisfaction: An Empirical Study among Taiwanese Hospitals
The implementation of information systems (HIS) is an extremely challenging task for hospitals. This is important because the quality of information significantly affects user satisfaction, with unhappy users frequently ending their relationship with...
Effects of the Purchase of Insured versus Uninsured Bank Deposits on Acquirer Returns: A Study of the Transactions of Failed United States Banks
This paper examines FDIC (i.e. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) arranged transactions of banks that failed during the period 1994 to 2004. I find that there were two main types of transactions during that period: "Purchase and Assumption", where...
Empirical Development of a Voluntary Self-Management Work Scale
This paper develops and tests a scale to measure the willingness of employees to manage themselves at work, the Voluntary Self-Management Work Scale based on earlier work by Kuo (2004) and Shyu (2004). The scale, comprising 20 items that measure three...
Employee Assistance Programmes in Multinational Companies: An Analysis with Proposals
Stress at work has been found to be directly related to ill health and low job satisfaction for employees in the both Chinese (Lu, 1999), and Western societies (Cooper, 1981; Cooper and Payne, 1978). Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) are becoming...
Group Size as a Moderator of the Effect of Equity Sensitivity on Employee Job Satisfaction
Most previous studies of Person-Environment fit have failed to use objective measures of the work environment i.e., measures that are not about how subjects perceive the environment and do not require them to make judgements about it. This study aims...
Job Evaluation by Committees: An Analytical Study
The success or failure of a job evaluation programme is dependent upon employees' perceptions and their degree of acceptance or support of it. It is argued in this paper that having an ad hoc job evaluation committee is instrumental in getting all parties...
Job Satisfaction and Organization Structure as Moderators of the Effects of Empowerment on Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Self-Consistency and Social Exchange Perspective
Research on empowerment has focused more on psychological empowerment than relational empowerment or empowerment practices. One reason is that the results of empowerment practices are inconsistent and unstable. To understand the mechanisms and organizational...
Ownership Structure and Corporate Governance among Chinese Securities Firms
This study examines the impact of corporate ownership structure on the board of directors of securities firms in China. Using a sample of 369 Chinese securities firms from 2003 to 2005, we find that securities firms that are owned by local governments...
Setting Interest Rates That Relate to Real Economic Growth: Development of a Formula
This paper develops a formula for setting interest rates that are related to, or even reflect or indicate, real economic growth rates, as opposed to growth rates assumed by policy makers. The rates adjust for deviations of the projected GDP growth rate...
The Cost Efficiency of the Supply Chain in a Nordic Paper Mill: A Case Study
This paper focuses on examining the cost efficiency in a Nordic paper mill. Recent years this topic has been under wider interests especially in Finland. The economic efficiency per machine hour is an essential research area from the point of supply...
The Effect of Organizational Commitment on Employee Reactions to Educational Training: An Evaluation Using the Kirkpatrick Four-Level Model
The study aims at exploration of causal relationship among golf club employees 'training reactions, training learning, training behaviors and organization commitment (result level) with Kirkpatrick's four-level evaluation model as the foundation of ideas...
The Effects of Earnings Variables on Stock Returns among Public Companies in Norway: A Multiple Regression Analysis
The usefulness of accounting information to stock investors is measured through value relevance studies. Value relevance studies typically apply multiple regression analysis to investigate the ability of accounting variables to explain stock returns....
The Political Economy of Public Enterprise Privatization: The Case of Bangladesh
Historically, public enterprises were the mainsprings of the Bangladesh economy. However, largely because of the poor performance of public enterprises and the world-wide trend towards privatization, successive governments in Bangladesh have embarked...
The Quality of the Sustainability Reports of Large International Companies: An Analysis
As most large companies in the world are now issuing sustainability reports, this paper assesses the current quality of the reporting by analyzing the reports of 30 of the world's largest companies from different countries in 3 very different industries....
The Sources of Information Usage by Public Servants: An Empirical Study in Kuwait
The purpose of this study is to investigate the information needs of public managers in Kuwait. Four information behavior dimensions (information characteristics, information types, information sources, and obstacles to information usage and access)...
Towards More Effective Relations among Employees: A Study of Altruism among Teachers in India
An organization is a network of people, could be run effectively only if everyone works in a co-operative way, which is only possible through healthy relations among all. This paper focuses on developing altruistic behavior among teachers as a hypothesized...
Where Are the New Organization Theories? Evolution, Development and Theoretical Debate
This article examines organization, management, and leadership theory development and evolution from the perspectives of legitimacy and efficacy. In addition, it analyzes selected theorists 'debates, supports rigorous testing and grounded theory approaches,...
World Trade Organization (WTO) Negotiations between Developing and Developed Countries: An Evolutionary Game Theory Approach
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is committed to increasing world trade in the belief that this will improve global prosperity. As part of their efforts member nations reached preliminary agreement in 2005 on a number of topics, including the cancellation...
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