Journal of Global Business Issues

Semi-annual journal published articles on all major areas of business, economics, computer information and science, political science, and global strategies.

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring

A Transactions Cost Analytic Assessment of the Korean High End Fashion Retail Management System: Implications for Retail Management Evolution in China and Other Emerging Markets
ABSTRACTThough derived from a pre-war Japanese system, the Korean high end fashion retail management system is uniquely Korean. It uses a consignment system usually viewed as a manufacturer dominated model. Nevertheless our research data indicates that...
Business Ethics Index: China Revisited
ABSTRACTThe systematic measurement of consumers' sentiments towards business ethical practices was conducted a second time in China. The Chinese are still very optimistic about the future ethical behavior of businesses but very concerned with product...
Do Environmentally Friendly Companies Outperform the Market?
ABSTRACTThere has recently been an increased emphasis on corporate social responsibility and environmental friendliness for businesses worldwide. This paper set out to determine if environmentally friendly companies are rewarded in the financial markets...
Domains of Chinese Women's Perception of Appearance and Use of Fashion Products: Conceptualization and Scale Development
ABSTRACTWhile limited research has been conducted on Chinese women's purchase behavior of apparel products, none has been undertaken to determine the socio/political/economic underpinnings of such behavior. Based on three in-depth focus group interviews...
Effects of In-Store Sampling on Retail Sales: Case Study of a Warehouse Store
ABSTRACTSampling has become a popular way to promote products among retailers in recent years. Sampling creates awareness at point of purchase and allows customers to try products that they may not have heard of or be familiar with. Sampling has also...
From Success to Significance: 7 Habits of Highly Fulfilled People
ABSTRACTThe present day unbridled quest for self-centered success has plagued many organizations. This reflective essay is about gifts of significance and not laws of success. It underscores the vital difference between success and significance, for...
Inside-Out Insight: Considerations for 21st Century Leaders
ABSTRACTThis article reviews some important developments current and future business leaders could consider, based on an inside-out approach. This approach, which is geared toward more responsible business practices from here onward, needs to start internally...
Methodology for Determining Loan Fees for International Loan Guarantees
ABSTRACTThe determination of fees for cross-border related-party services is becoming increasingly important as multinational services expand. On July 31, 2009 the U.S. Treasury released final regulations to replace proposed regulations on transfer pricing....
Speculative Markets and CEO Compensation
ABSTRACTThis study examines CEO compensation of over the period of 1996-2002 with respect to changes in the structure of relationship between the compensation and size and performance of US companies. The US stock market has arguably been undergoing...
The Relationship between Achievement, Motivation, and Psychological Contracts
ABSTRACTRapid changes of working environments have resulted in changes to employment relations and psychological contracts, a special form of contracts, have been gaining attention. This study investigated government, and examined the personal characteristics...
The Relationship between International Diversification and Global Brand Value: Is It Linear? One Way? Country-of-Origin Dependent?
ABSTRACTThe study addresses three questions: Is the relationship between firms' internationalization and global brand value linear or non-linear? Is higher global brand value associated with higher diversified operation and vice versa? Is the relationship...
Towards a Decision Aid for External Audit Evaluation of the Internal Audit Function
ABSTRACTThe purpose of this paper is to inform practitioners about leading research in the field of internal audit and corporate governance. There has been considerable progress in academic research towards the development of a decision aid for External...