International Journal of Management

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

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, June

Analysis of the Capital Asset Pricing Model in the Saudi Stock Market
The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is one of the most widely-used attempts to explain the variation in the prices of publicly-listed companies. According to the model, non-diversifiable risk (ß) is the only substantial risk in the pricing of assets...
County Court Judgements as a Predictor of the Financial Failure of Large Firms: An Empirical Study in Britain
There are distinct advantages for an economy and its businesspersons of being able to predict the probability of the financial failures of large firms. This paper examines the extent to which the judgements of county courts can predict such failure....
Critical Factors in Successful New Product Development: An Empirical Study of Malaysian Manufacturing Companies
Despite the increasing use of project management particularly NPD projects within organizations, seventy-five percent of all business transformation projects identified as failed. In an attempt to overcome such a high project failure rate, this paper...
Designing a Supply Chain System to Maximize Replenishment Efficiency: A Simulation Exercise
An important issue in supply chain management is to reduce the bullwhip effect. The bullwhip effect gives rise to excessive inventory, loss of revenue and inaccurate production plans throughout supply chain management systems. The traditional replenishment...
Determinants of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Acquiring Firms in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Stakeholder Perspective
The success or failure of mergers and acquisitions has been shown to depend a lot on the peculiar strengths (and weaknesses) of the firms which initiate the merger or take-over, the acquirer. The present study examines the determinants of these aspects...
Developing a Framework for Environmental Quality Management: The Case of Agriculture in the United States
The mass scale agricultural and farming practices in the U.S in the past decades with its technological and chemical emphasis, to increase output for supporting a growing population has no doubt, created enormous prosperity, but at the expense of the...
Development and Testing of a Multi-Criteria Approach to the Assessment of Service Quality: An Empirical Study in Brazil
Service quality is attitude on the part of consumers related to, but not equivalent to satisfaction, which results from comparing expectations with actual service performance. The meaning of quality is personal and subjective largely because individual...
Effects of Ability Utilization, Job Influence and Organization Commitment on Employee Empowerment: An Empirical Study
This study examined the relationship between selected organizational and job variables and empowerment. A survey, using established scales, was administered to 103 employees in a chemical plant in the southeastern region of the United States. The results...
Effects of Attitude and Background on Students' Personal Financial Ability: A United States Survey
This study investigates how abilities to make educated judgments about handling personal finance are affected by a number of hypothesized determinants among college students in the United States. Our study contributes to the literature of financial literacy...
Effects of Pay and Productivity Comparisons in the Workplace on Employee Attitudes: An Experimental Investigation
This experimental study tested the tenets of equity theory (Adams, 1965). Whereas prior research has focused mainly on outcome equity, we investigated the effects of both input- and outcome-based inequity on several work attitudes. A 2x2x2 factorial...
Fear of Entrepreneurship among University Graduates: A Psychological Analysis
Despite entrepreneurship being an attractive alternative to youth unemployment, university many university graduates are reluctant to embark on it as a career, even when the opportunity exists. This may be because of psychological factors that inhibit...
Guanxi and Renqing: The Roles of Two Cultural Norms in Chinese Business
This paper uses Justice Theory to identify and explain the roles of two important cultural norms in doing business with managers in China; those of Guanxi and Renqing, neither of which have their exact counterparts in other parts of the world. The theory...
Improving Organizational Efficiency: A Comparison of Two Approaches to Aggregate Production Planning
The aim of this research is to investigate the utility for an organization of maintaining a constant work force, rather than varying it - by means of aggregate production planning (APP) techniques - under the same conditions. For this purpose, outcomes...
Improving the Quality of the Agricultural Environment in the United States: A Management Information System
Previous mass-scale agricultural and farming practices in the United States have typically used technological and chemical applications, to increase output for supporting a growing population. While this appears to have contributed to greater prosperity,...
Managerial Perceptions of Crisis Leadership in Public and Private Organizations: An Interview Study in the United States
Crisis leadership skills have become increasingly necessary as the number of global disasters have increased in the past decade. The purpose of this study was to determine how senior managers in both private and public agencies in California viewed the...
Organizational Structure, Operational Coordination and Relational Signals: How Voluntary Actions by Organizations Lead to Formal Control Structures
This paper constructs a logic of the interplay between a formal control structure, operational co-ordination and trust building through relational signalling in an interfirm relationship. It posits that there inevitably is a control structure deficit...
Relations among Corporate Governance, Codes of Conduct, and the Profitability of Public Utilities: An Empirical Study of Companies on the Italian Stock Exchange
This research examines the relationship between corporate governance and corporate performance through the findings of an empirical longitudinal investigation of public utilities listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (2000-2008). The data for the measurement...
Relations between Free Trade and Economic Protection: A Game Theory Analysis
According to public opinion about free trade and environmental protection, there is no necessary contradiction between the two, at least as mutual policies between countries. However, the fact that theoretical discussions often do not reflect reality...
Sources of Labour Productivity Growth by Economic Sectors: A Study of Malaysia 1972 - 2005
A newly proposed economic development framework called New Economic Model is aimed at transforming Malaysia into a high-income developed nation through developing a quality workforce and enhancing sources of growth, among other. However, labour productivity...
The Assessment of a Country's Manufacturing Capability: The Case of Shipbuilding in Taiwan
The shipbuilding output for Taiwan has been the 4th in the world; however, it dropped to the 6th in 2009. Facing this turning point, this paper therefore to construct a framework aims to improve our understanding of what are key factors for manufacturing...
The Attitudes of Exporters and Importers to Supplier Selection Criteria and Sources of Information: A Comparison of United States Importers and Costa Rican Exporters
This longitudinal study compares the perceptions of novice Costa Rican exporters with the information sources and selection criteria actually used by likely US customers. The two samples indicated the importance of 23 supplier selection criteria and...
The Determinants of Consumer Willingness to Search for Environmental-Friendly Products: A Survey
It is generally accepted that environmental deterioration is of importance to all societal stakeholders. A variety of studies have been conducted on the implications of various forms of environmental concerns for consumers. However, there is little research...
The Effect of the Adoption of Environmental Strategies on Green Product Development: A Study of Companies on World Sustainability Indices
To face the environmental sustainability challenge, a growing number of companies are shifting (or are planning to shift) toward more sustainability-oriented business models, adopting environmental strategies and developing green products. In this paper,...
The Effects of the Job Attitudes of Supply Managers on Firm Performance: An Empirical Study of Italian Firms
This research addresses some emergent contradictions between theory and practice in recognizing Supply Chain (SC) manager's job attitudes. A qualitative analysis uses structured interviews to identify who manages the SC as well as his job attitudes,...
The Explanation of Stock Market Returns in the United States: Test of a Version of the Three-Factor Model
Previous studies have shown that there are three major independent sources of systematic risk which together can explain most of the variation in stock market returns; these being beta, size, and book-to-market equity. In this study we examine the ability...
The Introduction of Biometrics Security into Organizations: A Managerial Perspective
Security threats are on the rise and it has become a major challenge for systems managers, public and private officials to come up with new and more comprehensive security systems in order to keep the hackers and computer criminals at bay. Biometrics...
The Meaning and Development of the Concept of Management Control: An Etymological Study
The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyse how the concept of management control has been defined by researchers publishing in Accounting, Organizations and Society, from 1976 to 2003. A word may develop and change over time, mainly depending...
The Relations between Learner Motivation and Satisfaction with Aspects of Management Training
This research examined relations among the vriables among 62 graduate students. The independent variable is learning motivation, the dependent variable is learning satisfaction and the interfering variables are gender, age, line of business, annual income,...
The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Organizational Learning: A Theoretical Inquiry
Organizational learning is a means to improve the chances of the organization surviving in today's highly competitive global marketplace. Organizational knowledge creation and knowledge transfer represent imperative for attaining and sustaining a competitive...
The Use of Secret Bank Accounts by Foreign National Depositors: The Swiss Bank Secrecy Crisis
Wealthy individuals around the world have always sought to protect their wealth from their own government and the payment of taxes. The pursuit of keeping their wealth private is a constant challenge. Since 1934, Swiss banks have relied upon Swiss law...

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