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Acta Economica Et Turistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Amnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Antitrust Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia and the Global Economy     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Botswana Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Career Development International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
China Business Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
China Economic Quarterly International     Open Access  
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critical Perspectives on International Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Crossroads     Hybrid Journal  
Digital Finance : Smart Data Analytics, Investment Innovation, and Financial Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
East Asian Community Review     Hybrid Journal  
EC Tax Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Economic Journal of Emerging Markets     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Economics Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ekonomia Międzynarodowa     Open Access  
EMAJ : Emerging Markets Journal     Open Access  
Emerging Markets Finance and Trade     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Estudos Internacionais : revista de relações internacionais da PUC Minas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Business Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
European Company Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
European Journal of International Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Expert Journal of Business and Management     Open Access  
Foreign Trade Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global & Strategis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global Trade and Customs Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Human Resource Development International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Human Resource Management International Digest     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IMF Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
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Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 81)
International Advances in Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Insolvency Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
International Labor and Working-Class History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
International Labour Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 60)
International Marketing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Public Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Economics & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Review of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Review of Financial Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Review of Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Review of Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Small Business Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Studies of Management and Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Trade Journal : Western Hemispheric Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Transactions In Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Intertax     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Japanese Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies     Open Access  
Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Comparative International Management     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Contemporary European Research     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Economics and International Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Business Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of International Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of International Consumer Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of International Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of International Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of International Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of International Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Marketing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Journal of International Money and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Journal of International Trade & Economic Development: An International and Comparative Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of International Trade Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Korea Trade     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Monetary Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 95)
Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Reviews on Global Economics     Open Access  
Journal of the Association for Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of the Japanese and International Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research     Open Access  
Journal of World Trade     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Jurnal Hubungan Internasional     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Ekonomi Terapan     Open Access  
L'Année du Maghreb     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Management international / International Management / Gestiòn Internacional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Management International Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
MEED Middle East Economic Digest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Monthly Statistics of International Trade - Statistiques mensuelles du commerce international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
PharmacoEconomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence     Open Access  
Qualitative Research in Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Quarterly Journal of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Regional Formation and Development Studies     Open Access  
Relações Internacionais (R:I)     Open Access  
Research World     Hybrid Journal  
Review of International Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Review of International Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios     Open Access  
Revista Multiface Online     Open Access  
Revue internationale de l'économie sociale     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue Internationale du Travail     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue internationale P.M.E. : économie et gestion de la petite et moyenne entreprise     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
South African Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
South American Development Society Journal     Open Access  
Studies in Comparative International Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
TDM Transnational Dispute Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Transnational Corporations Review     Hybrid Journal  
World Competition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
World Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
World Oil Trade     Hybrid Journal  
World Trade and Arbitration Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

           

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Journal of International Business Studies
Journal Prestige (SJR): 5.198
Citation Impact (citeScore): 7
Number of Followers: 47  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0047-2506 - ISSN (Online) 1478-6990
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  • New connectivity in the fragmented world

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      Abstract: Abstract We are entering a significantly fragmented world that is full of extreme disruptions and adversities. New connectivity in digital form proves the essential characteristic to help international businesses better cope with these disruptions. This connectivity signifies a dominant feature of the new era of international business and a critical catalyst to address new uncertainties in today’s fragmented world. However, this new normal raises a series of complex issues that extend the IB research agenda. This article illustrates this connectivity’s conceptual components, theoretical framework, and broad implications for IB research. We further show how MNEs leverage new connectivity to bolster competitive vitality and organizational adaptability when facing unprecedented uncertainties in a fractured and fragile world. This study also offers insights into digital ways of improving cross-border resilience. We conclude with suggested avenues for future research and potential steps.
      PubDate: 2022-05-24
       
  • Privacy please: Power distance and people’s responses to data
           breaches across countries

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      Abstract: Abstract Information security and data breaches are perhaps the biggest challenges that global businesses face in the digital economy. Although data breaches can cause significant harm to users, businesses, and society, there is significant individual and national variation in people’s responses to data breaches across markets. This research investigates power distance as an antecedent of people’s divergent reactions to data breaches. Eight studies using archival, correlational, and experimental methods find that high power distance makes users more willing to continue patronizing a business after a data breach (Studies 1–3). This is because they are more likely to believe that the business, not they themselves, owns the compromised data (Studies 4–5A) and, hence, do not reduce their transactions with the business. Making people believe that they (not the business) own the shared data attenuates this effect (Study 5B). Study 6 provides additional evidence for the underlying mechanism. Finally, Study 7 shows that high uncertainty avoidance acts as a moderator that mitigates the effect of power distance on willingness to continue patronizing a business after a data breach. Theoretical contributions to the international business literature and practitioner and policy insights are discussed.
      PubDate: 2022-05-19
       
  • Developing theoretically informed typologies in international business:
           Why we need them, and how to do it

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      Abstract: Abstract In this article, we make the case for theoretically/logically derived explanatory typologies and their constituent ideal types, arguing that they can provide us with the basis to further understand dynamic and complex contemporary phenomena. We contrast this approach with dominant analytical strategies in international-business research. We show that the greater use of explanatory typologies and their associated ideal types in international-business research facilitates comparisons of similar cases; illuminates key, but relatively under-researched aspects of phenomenon; promotes theory building; and readily supports configurational analyses. By doing this, explanatory typologies can underpin rigorous analyses, and enhance the relevance of research findings on causally complex contemporary phenomena at different analytical levels.
      PubDate: 2022-05-18
       
  • Two-sided effects of state equity: The survival of Sino–foreign IJVs

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      Abstract: Abstract We replicate and extend Mohr et al.’s work (Journal of International Business Studies 47: 408–426, 2016), which hypothesized that increased state participation in the equity of international joint ventures (IJVs) decreased dissolution likelihoods, as tested with a sample of 623 Sino–foreign IJVs in the 1985–2009 period. Given the rapid developments in China’s economy and its institutional environment, we ask the question of whether the effects in Mohr et al. (2016) can be observed over a long period of time. We examine the generalizability of their findings (1) by replicating their study with a larger sample from the same data source, and over a longer period (1985–2017), and (2) by studying a sample of 803 IJVs from the same population but from another data source (the Annual Census of Chinese Industrial Enterprises) in the 2000–2017 period. We find that state equity can benefit IJV survival from favorable regulatory support, but it can also lead to lower survival rates due to unfavorable governmental intervention. Overall, we advocate a two-sided effect of state equity that leads to a curvilinear relationship between state equity and IJV dissolution, where time is an important boundary condition.
      PubDate: 2022-05-16
       
  • Cross-listing and price efficiency: An institutional explanation

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      Abstract: Abstract Although many of the benefits of cross-listing have been examined in prior research, potential improvements in price efficiency have received less attention. We examine the differences in price efficiencies between American depositary receipts (ADRs) of foreign firms and the shares listed in their home markets. Based on multifractal detrended fluctuation analysis (MF-DFA) of the daily price of 200 ADRs and their domestically listed shares for the period from January 2010 to June 2019, we find that ADRs, in general, show greater price efficiency than their corresponding home market shares. Furthermore, our analysis shows that firms from civil law countries, firms from countries that have low levels of minority investor protection, and firms from emerging economies experience the greatest gains in price efficiency when they list their ADRs in the US compared to firms from common law countries, firms from countries with high levels of investor protection, and firms from developed countries. Furthermore, we also find that these efficiency improvements cannot be attributed to increases in liquidity. Instead, they can be mostly explained by institutional differences. Our results suggest that firms engage in institutional borrowing when their home-country markets are institutionally deficient.
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
       
  • How much is new in Brouthers et al.’s new foreign entry modes, and do
           they challenge the transaction cost theory of entry mode choice'

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      Abstract: Abstract Brouthers, Chen, Sali and Shaheer argue that recent increases in economic integration coupled with technological advances, such as digitization, have led to the use of new foreign market entry modes which they say have not been sufficiently acknowledged nor satisfactorily explained by an extant literature dominated by transaction cost theory (TCT). To make sense of these new entry modes, they introduce a framework based on the exploitation–exploration distinction and on embeddedness. I first outline current thinking on the TCT theory of foreign entry modes and then review Brouthers et al.’s four novel entry modes, identifying what is genuinely new about them, and what is similar to what we already know. I conclude that these four modes constitute changes in kind rather than substance, and show that they have already been satisfactorily explained using TCT. In contrast, Brouthers et al.’s exploitation–exploration–embeddedness framework is unconvincing, because (a) exploration is not an appropriate term to describe the motivation of most resource and strategic asset acquisition foreign direct investment; (b) there is considerable variation in embeddedness within some of their four novel entry modes; and (c) the availability of intermediaries breaks the hypothesized one-to-one correspondence between need for embeddedness and entry mode.
      PubDate: 2022-05-12
       
  • A review of the internationalization of state-owned firms and sovereign
           wealth funds: Governments’ nonbusiness objectives and discreet power

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      Abstract: Abstract We review and bridge the literature on the internationalization of state-owned firms and sovereign wealth funds to provide a novel understanding of how government ownership affects foreign investments in three ways. First, we explain how state-owned firms and funds behave differently from private ones because they need to balance governments’ nonbusiness objectives and firms’ business goals. This results in competing predictions on whether government ownership helps or hinders internationalization due to particular nonbusiness objectives. Second, building on the review, we provide suggestions on how to extend research topics and theories of the firm by incorporating these nonbusiness objectives in the internationalization decisions in four areas: home government’s endowments, characteristics, and attitudes; host-country expansion’s support, influence, and impact; home- and host-country relationship conflicts, mediation, and disguising; and management’s orientation, opacity, and arbitrage. Third, we capture how governments may use state-owned multinationals and sovereign wealth funds to nudge host-country governments by introducing the concept of discreet power and the use of four strategies (recognition, values, development, and supremacy) to achieve it. This helps to outline the beginning of a unified approach to how governments use their foreign investments to achieve nonbusiness goals.
      PubDate: 2022-05-11
       
  • The impact of cultural tightness on the relationship between structural
           holes, tie strength, and creativity

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      Abstract: Abstract Social networks have gained increased attention as a lens to understand employee creativity around the world. We propose that a complete understanding of whether and when structural holes and tie strength are conducive to creativity requires considering the cultural tightness of the country in which individual creators are embedded. Building on the diversity–bandwidth trade-off identified in network research, we theorize that, in culturally tight countries, where knowledge diversity is the primary need, structural holes and low tie strength (i.e., network characteristics that provide knowledge diversity) have a stronger positive effect. Conversely, in culturally loose countries, where knowledge bandwidth is the primary need, cohesive networks and higher tie strength (i.e., network characteristics providing knowledge bandwidth) are more likely to enhance creativity. We find evidence in support of these predictions using meta-analytic data synthesizing more than 30 years of research. These findings point to the importance of considering the tightness of cultural context when constructing networking actions and strategies to foster individual creativity.
      PubDate: 2022-05-09
       
  • Shopping as locals: A study of conduit acquisition by multinational
           enterprises

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      Abstract: Abstract Foreign acquirers often encounter severe legitimacy challenges caused by the institutional distance between the home and host countries. In this study, we propose that conduit acquisition, in which an ultimate acquirer initiates a cross-border acquisition through one of its majority-owned subsidiaries already located in the host country or countries similar to the host country, can be used as a strategic response to institutional distance. Invoking institutional theory, we argue that the local presence of the conduit acquirer can help the ultimate acquirer interpret and meet the legitimacy requirements in the host country. This effect is weaker if an ultimate acquirer has alternative sources of legitimacy and is stronger if the acquisition triggers larger legitimacy concerns. Our empirical analyses of 6365 cross-border acquisitions in the United States from 2000 to 2016 support our hypotheses. We further find that conduit acquisition indeed lowers the deal failure rate and reduces the time to completion. By highlighting the organizational structure of cross-border acquisitions, this study points to a new strategic option for multinational enterprises.
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
       
  • Charting new courses to enter foreign markets: Conceptualization,
           theoretical framework, and research directions on non-traditional entry
           modes

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      Abstract: Abstract Recent advances in digitalization and increasing integration of international markets are paving the way for a new generation of firms to use non-traditional entry modes that are largely marginalized in previous entry mode studies. While extant research revolves around the level of resource commitment and control in foreign activities, non-traditional modes are encapsulated by the extent of embeddedness required for exploring new and/or exploiting existing resources. In particular, we draw attention to four such categories of non-traditional entry modes the literature has touched on, i.e., capital access, innovation outposts, virtual presence, and the managed ecosystem. We explore the key attributes, antecedents, and strategic implications of these modes. Our paper highlights the need for enriching current entry mode research by considering a broader range of entry mode activities available to firms as well as employing new theoretical perspectives to understand the complex phenomena of internationalization.
      PubDate: 2022-04-22
       
  • Populist discourse and entrepreneurship: The role of political ideology
           and institutions

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      Abstract: Abstract Using institutional economic theory as our guiding framework, we develop a model to describe how populist discourse by a nation’s political leader influences entrepreneurship. We hypothesize that populist discourse reduces entrepreneurship by creating regime uncertainty concerning the future stability of the institutional environment, resulting in entrepreneurs anticipating higher future transaction costs. Our model highlights two important factors that moderate the relationship. First is the strength of political checks and balances, which we hypothesize weakens the negative relationship between populist discourse and entrepreneurship by providing entrepreneurs with greater confidence that the actions of a populist will be constrained. Second, the political ideology of the leader moderates the relationship between populist discourse and entrepreneurship. The anti-capitalistic rhetoric of left-wing populism will create greater regime uncertainty than right-wing populism, which is often accompanied by rhetoric critical of free trade and foreigners, but also supportive of business interests. The effect of centrist populism, which is often accompanied by a mix of contradictory and often moderate ideas that make it difficult to discern future transaction costs, will have a weaker negative effect on entrepreneurship than either left-wing or right-wing populism. We empirically test our model using a multi-level design and a dataset comprised of more than 780,000 individuals in 33 countries over the period 2002–2016. Our analysis largely supports our theory regarding the moderating role of ideology. However, surprisingly, our findings suggest that the negative effect of populism on entrepreneurship is greater in nations with stronger checks and balances.
      PubDate: 2022-04-20
       
  • Dynamic capabilities, the new multinational enterprise and business model
           innovation: A de/re-constructive commentary

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      Abstract: Abstract We critically assess the state of play with the dynamic capability view (DCV) and explore its nature and scope, its relationship with extant theories, its application and applicability to the theory of the multinational enterprise (MNE), and its relationship with business model innovation (BMI). We claim that the DCV should be considered a meta-theory-plus that is both applicable to and extends extant theories. We submit that, while it has contributed to the theory of the MNE and BMI, there remains scope to add more value, and that its progress has been hindered because of several limitations. These are both conceptual and in terms of operationalization and empirical testing. We find disconcerting the plurality of concepts, and the lack of a comprehensive conceptual framework and of theory-congruent proxies for the key variables. We are also concerned by the lack of econometric evidence that accounts for causal inferencing. These limitations need to be addressed for the DCV to realize its full potential, and we propose ways to go about it.
      PubDate: 2022-04-16
       
  • Understanding the relationship between advertising spending and happiness
           at the country level

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      Abstract: Abstract Concerns have been raised as to the potentially deleterious effects of advertising on society. We examine this issue given the recent calls to explore the societal effects of international business activities, the substantive nature of advertising spending globally, and the movement by governments to hold businesses accountable for societal harms. We build upon the general theory of competitive rationality, suggesting a positive relationship between advertising spending and happiness at the country level. We integrate an institutional economics framework into the general theory of competitive rationality to understand country effects. We explore whether institutional environments (i.e., political, regulatory, and social) are associated with happiness and/or moderate the relationship between advertising spending and happiness. We empirically examine these relationships using a 34-country, 9-year unbalanced panel dataset. Our findings indicate that advertising spending at the country level is positively associated with happiness, even when accounting for country-level institutional direct and moderating effects. We discuss our results in comparison to prior findings, highlighting implications for international marketing theory and practice, and setting forth a foundation for debate and research in the field.
      PubDate: 2022-04-12
       
  • A relational view on the performance effects of international
           diversification strategies

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      Abstract: Abstract International diversification is a fundamental pillar of multinational corporations’ (MNCs) growth strategies. Consequently, there is a considerable body of research on the performance implications of MNCs’ international diversification strategies. We extend this literature by adopting a relational view where we compare the diversification profiles of firms in an inter-organizational context. We argue that the relative characteristics of firms’ and their partners’ diversification profiles is an indicator of parties’ resource bases and thereby can explain if and when inter-organizational ties yield optimum performance outcomes. We examine these relative characteristics and propose a conceptual refinement by differentiating between the degree and content dimensions of international diversification. Analyzing data from 202 manufacturing firms from the S&P 500 list, we find that firms achieve optimum performance when their partners have moderately higher degrees of international diversification and a moderate overlap of presence in foreign markets.
      PubDate: 2022-04-08
       
  • Governance tensions in MNCs’ accounting quality

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      Abstract: Abstract This study investigates how the institutional complexity of a multinational corporation (MNC) impacts its accounting quality. Toward that end, we employ a unique sample of MNCs registering subsidiaries in offshore financial centers (OFCs). Our focus is the tension between external governance mechanisms (i.e., US cross-listing, home-country institutional context) and internal governance mechanisms (OFC subsidiaries). Consistent with the corporate governance bonding hypothesis, we show that cross-listed MNCs exhibit higher accounting quality compared to non-cross-listed MNCs. However, the positive association between cross-listing and accounting quality is negatively moderated by an MNC’s choice of OFC subsidiaries, thereby suggesting that the internal governance mechanisms of MNCs interact with external mechanisms to impact its accounting quality. Moreover, an MNC’s OFC choice negatively moderates the relationship between home-country governance and accounting quality, thus lending further support to corporate governance arbitrage hypothesis. Our study underscores, to regulators and investors concerned about opportunistic earnings management, the importance of enhancing monitoring efforts for MNCs with opaque and complex governance that exhibits international mobility.
      PubDate: 2022-04-08
       
  • The Sage handbook of contemporary cross-cultural management

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      PubDate: 2022-04-01
       
  • National culture and international business: A path forward

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      Abstract: Abstract The anniversary of Kogut and Singh’s construct of “cultural distance” is a good time to reflect on this immensely popular but flawed construct, assess the efficacy of the remedies offered for its reform and refinement, and chart an alternative approach that represents a departure from distance as the dominant paradigm with which to view and analyze the impact of national culture on cross-border business. The proposed alternative, a contact-based framework shifts attention from what sets cultures apart towards the actual cultural interface that firms and their executives experience when participating in an international transaction. With this lens, the cultural exchange is regarded as an evolving interactional process of engagement, which commences prior to a transaction and proceeds through the life of the inter-party arrangement and beyond, and whose potential to yield negative – or positive – outcome is subject to specific contingencies. Implications for theory, methodology, and practice are delineated.
      PubDate: 2022-04-01
       
  • Unintended signals: Why companies with a history of offshoring have to pay
           wage penalties for new hires

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      Abstract: Abstract We explore how companies with a history of offshoring attract their future employees. We reason that offshoring decisions send unintended signals about job insecurity to companies’ onshore labor markets. This signaling effect implies that offshoring companies must pay higher salaries for new hires than non-offshoring companies. We tested our predictions on a sample of 7971 matched managers and professionals recently hired by offshoring and non-offshoring companies. Our results indicate a 3–7% wage penalty for offshoring companies. Thus, we conclude that not only is offshoring challenging to implement, but it can also entail a number of general ramifications for the domestic labor market.
      PubDate: 2022-04-01
       
  • Pride and prejudice: Unraveling and mitigating domestic country bias

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      Abstract: Abstract Firms pursuing expansion abroad increasingly face challenges of protectionism and discrimination against foreign products, a phenomenon widely recognized as domestic country bias. This research addresses discordant findings in previous work by introducing a new mechanism of domestic country bias that operates distinctly for national identifiers and ethnocentric consumers, connecting these two groups to regulatory focus theory. Using three experimental studies and a survey involving actual product possessions, we provide new evidence that consistently demonstrates that national identity and consumer ethnocentrism are associated with different goals, namely, an approach goal and an avoidance goal, respectively. Importantly, the results reveal that domestic country bias due to national identity can be attenuated by priming a prevention focus, while domestic country bias due to consumer ethnocentrism can be reduced by priming a promotion focus. The findings offer international marketing managers valuable insights into reducing domestic country bias and effectively segmenting international consumer markets. This research is the first to demonstrate how global companies can actively overcome domestic country bias by deploying suitable international marketing programs rather than avoiding specific segments and/or downplaying foreign origins.
      PubDate: 2022-04-01
       
  • Foreignness research in international business: Major streams and future
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      Abstract: Abstract Foreignness has long been a central construct in international business research, with research streams examining its conceptualizations, manifestations, and consequences. Researchers started by taking foreignness to be a liability, then later considered the possibility of its being an asset. A still more recent view is that foreignness is an organizational identity that a firm can purposefully manage. Broadly conceived, foreignness is an umbrella construct that directly or tangentially covers research on country of origin, institutional distance, firm-specific advantages, and the ownership–location–internalization eclectic paradigm. We review the body of research on foreignness and track the evolution of its four streams, liability of foreignness, asset of foreignness, drivers of foreignness, and firm responses to foreignness. We call for a clearer conceptualization and a sounder theoretical grounding of the foreignness construct, more integration of the liability of foreignness and the asset of foreignness research streams, greater attention to the multiple strategies firms use to manage foreignness, and the extension of the field to less-explored contexts such as emerging economies, digitalization, and de-globalization.
      PubDate: 2022-04-01
       
 
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