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Journal of Monetary Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Information Technologies & International Development     Open Access   (Followers: 82)
International Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 61)
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Journal of International Business Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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International Review of Economics & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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International Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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International Labor and Working-Class History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
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International Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
World Competition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Antitrust Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Economics and Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Competition and Regulation in Network Industries     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Emerging Markets Finance and Trade     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Management International Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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International Review of Applied Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Global Trade and Customs Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
South African Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
TDM Transnational Dispute Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
EC Tax Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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Intertax     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IN VIVO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Japanese and International Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Insolvency Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Monthly Statistics of International Trade - Statistiques mensuelles du commerce international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue Internationale du Travail     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Management international / International Management / Gestiòn Internacional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Digital Finance : Smart Data Analytics, Investment Innovation, and Financial Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
World Food Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Foreign Trade Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of International Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Transactions In Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China Business Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Qualitative Research in Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Trade Journal : Western Hemispheric Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
MEED Middle East Economic Digest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Export Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economics and International Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Estudos Internacionais : revista de relações internacionais da PUC Minas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Korea Trade     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Critical Perspectives on International Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Economica Et Turistica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Amnis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
L'Année du Maghreb     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Commerce Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global & Strategis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Botswana Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue internationale P.M.E. : économie et gestion de la petite et moyenne entreprise     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Economics Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Japanese Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Economic Journal of Emerging Markets     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia and the Global Economy     Open Access  
China Economic Quarterly International     Open Access  
World Oil Trade     Hybrid Journal  
Regional Formation and Development Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Reviews on Global Economics     Open Access  
Journal of International Business Policy     Hybrid Journal  
East Asian Community Review     Hybrid Journal  
Ekonomia Międzynarodowa     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Ekonomi Terapan     Open Access  
Jurnal Hubungan Internasional     Open Access  
Journal of Advanced Research in Economics and International Business     Full-text available via subscription  
Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence     Open Access  
Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies     Open Access  
International Journal of Governance and Financial Intermediation     Hybrid Journal  
South American Development Society Journal     Open Access  
Revista Multiface Online     Open Access  
Revue internationale de l'économie sociale     Full-text available via subscription  
Expert Journal of Business and Management     Open Access  
Transnational Corporations Review     Hybrid Journal  
Research World     Hybrid Journal  
Crossroads     Hybrid Journal  
Relações Internacionais (R:I)     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Gestão de Negócios     Open Access  
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Commerce and Management     Hybrid Journal  
EMAJ : Emerging Markets Journal     Open Access  
Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Comparative International Management     Full-text available via subscription  

           

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Journal of International Business Studies
Journal Prestige (SJR): 5.198
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Number of Followers: 48  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0047-2506 - ISSN (Online) 1478-6990
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  • Correction: Subsidiary operations in offshore financial centers and bank
           risk-taking: International evidence

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  • Political corporate social responsibility: The role of deliberative
           capacity

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      Abstract: Abstract With an emphasis on deliberative processes that occur between managers and stakeholders, the political corporate social responsibility (PCSR) literature has made important advances to our understanding of CSR activities. However, these contributions have tended to focus exclusively on organizational settings. We contend that an understanding of firm-level CSR is incomplete without considering the interrelations between organizations and the wider socio-political environment. Building on work in comparative politics about formal and informal institutions, we posit that firm-level CSR will rise as the deliberative capacity of political institutions increases. The term deliberative capacity refers to the capacity of political institutions to enable diverse stakeholders to collectively assemble and voice their opinions. Findings from our analysis of 21,941 firm-year observations, comprising 3563 unique firms from 34 countries over the 2005–2017 period, suggest that the deliberative capacity of formal and informal institutions not only enhances firm-level CSR activities independently but also complements the deliberative processes at an organizational level in promoting CSR.
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  • Tracing the connections between international business and communicable
           diseases

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      Abstract: Abstract We posit that international business and the emergence and spread of communicable diseases are intrinsically connected. To support our arguments, we first start with a historical timeline that traces the connections between international business and communicable diseases back to the sixth century. Second, following the epidemiology of communicable diseases, we identify two crucial transitions related to international business: the emergence of epidemics within a host country and the shift from epidemics to global pandemics. Third, we highlight international business contextual factors (host country regulatory quality, urbanization, trade barriers, global migration) and multinationals’ activities (foreign direct investment, corporate political activity, global supply chain management, international travel) that could accelerate each transition. Finally, building on public health insights, we suggest research implications for business scholars on how to integrate human health challenges into their studies and practical implications for global managers on how to help prevent the emergence and spread of communicable diseases.
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  • Competition laws, ownership, and corporate social responsibility

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      Abstract: Abstract Different theories offer different predictions of the impact of competition on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The stakeholder value and product differentiation theories hold that intensifying competition spurs firms to increase corporate social responsibility (CSR) to strengthen relationships with non-shareholder stakeholders (e.g., workers, suppliers, customers, and local communities) and differentiate their products to gain pricing power. However, textbook theories of the firm imply that competition spurs firms to focus on short-term survival and forgo investments that pay off in the long run, such as CSR. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate these competing hypotheses. Methodologically, we use a large sample of firm-level data on CSR and panel data on competition laws across 47 countries from 2002 to 2015 and employ multivariate regressions. We find evidence consistent with the stakeholder value and product differentiation theories: intensifying competition laws leads firms to increase their CSR activities, and the CSR-enhancing effects of competition vary across (a) firms with different institutional owners, controlling owners, industry structures, and financing constraints, and (b) countries with different social attitudes toward CSR in ways consistent with the stakeholder value and product differentiation theories. The results imply that firms use CSR, at least partially, as a profit-maximizing strategy.
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  • Externalization in the platform economy: Social platforms and institutions

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      Abstract: Abstract The growing platform economy has revived the debate on the applicability of internalization theory in contemporary contexts. In moving this debate forward, we draw on insights from hybrids research and property rights theory to complement the internalization school. Our core contribution lies in a reconceptualization of platforms as a hybrid organizational form enabling the exchange of property rights between platform owners and complementors. Using social platforms as an example, we propose that improvement in a host country’s intellectual property protection will increase the multinational platform’s (MNP) level of internalization, and that the platform firm’s governance capabilities may weaken the effect of institutions on its operation mode. Our theoretical analysis yields new insights beyond the received view of internationalization that builds on the assumption of internalized proprietary resources. We conclude that internalization theory, as an overarching paradigm in IB, remains adaptable to new organizational forms in the digital economy.
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  • Controlling without owning – owning without controlling: A critical
           note on two extensions of internalization theory

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      Abstract: Abstract Recent attempts to extend internalization theory into new fields of enquiry illustrate the crucial role of control in the theory. In this paper, we focus on two examples: one applying internalization theory to external business relationships of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and one applying new internalization theory to MNEs’ governance. We argue that, in both cases, the ability of the extended theory to explain MNE behavior can be questioned, either because of the governance of the external relationships is shared between the MNE and its counterparts (as in the first case), or because of the substantial increase in the level of complexity of the MNE’s decision-making system (as in the second case). We conclude that scholars applying internalization theory to MNEs’ external business relationships, and to their decision-making processes, should address what shared governance in external business relationships, and the issue of bounded rationality/bounded reliability, actually mean for the possibility to apply the usual economic logic behind internalization theory. It is essential that future research focuses on what impact the circumscribed control in the two cases has on the ability of MNEs to assess, both ex ante and ex post, the level of transaction costs and managerial costs as bases for its decisions to invest abroad and run foreign operations.
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  • Actionable and enduring implications of Oliver Williamson’s
           transaction cost theory

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  • The contest for value in global value chains: Correcting for distorted
           distribution in the global apparel industry

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  • 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.
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  • Quasi-internalization, recombination advantages, and global value chains:
           Clarifying the role of ownership and control

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      Abstract: Abstract In responding to the Forsgren and Holm (2021) critique of internalization theory, we develop a capability-based model of internalization and quasi-internalization, highlighting the key role of the international recombination of assets. With external control mechanisms becoming more sophisticated, full internalization has become increasingly unnecessary. Rather, the capacity to orchestrate complex networks is an increasingly important source of competitive advantage. We demonstrate that internalization theory does not need to assume that the MNE is all powerful, or that it can dictate the choice of mode with its foreign business partners. We also disagree with the argument that internalization theory presumes perfect rationality. When managers’ perceptions deviate from reality, they do indeed make wrong choices (over- and under-internalization) that come with various types of efficiency penalties. We share the Forsgren and Holm view that a learning perspective can provide insights on the evolution of an MNE’s asset recombination mode, as it gains experience and knowledge. Furthermore, we show that internalization theory has been extended to incorporate such a learning perspective.
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  • Digital platform attention and international sales: An attention-based
           view

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      Abstract: Abstract Digital platforms, which play increasingly important roles in today’s digitally connected world, are technologically complex and financially costly undertakings. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) devote substantial efforts to deploying and maintaining digital platforms. In this study, we examine the overall time and effort spent by MNEs to develop and operate digital platforms, which we call digital platform attention (DPA). Building on the attention-based view, this study explores the impacts of three distinct dimensions of DPA: intensity, persistence, and scope. Our results suggest that MNEs with more intensive and persistent DPA are more effective in reaching global customers and achieving better international sales, whereas MNEs with a more diversified (i.e., scattered) DPA scope suffer from constrained international sales. The positive impact of DPA intensity and the negative effect of DPA scope on international sales are both weakened when MNEs have geographically remote subsidiaries. Through this research, we enrich the attention-based view literature by not only examining different dimensions of attention but also investigating the interactions between different attention allocation directions. Our research adds novel insights and findings on the role of digital platforms in international business.
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  • 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.
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  • Organizational identity work in MNE subsidiaries: Managing dual
           embeddedness

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper adopts an organizational identity work perspective to examine how MNE subsidiaries manage dual embeddedness to strategically position themselves in both their local context and in the global MNE. Prior research suggests that although dual embeddedness provides benefits, it also brings challenges, as subsidiaries must effectively balance external pressures and expectations with internal ones. Through a qualitative case study of organizational identity work in the subsidiaries of a Norwegian MNE, we reveal the process through which subsidiary members manage dual embeddedness in their day-to-day work. We develop a model that conceptualizes organizational identity work in MNE subsidiaries as an ongoing process, one that enables the subsidiary to position itself as a legitimate actor across contexts, while reproducing the perceived tensions of dual embeddedness. This combination thus continually fuels organizational identity work. Our findings have both theoretical and managerial implications. We provide important theoretical insight into how MNE subsidiaries achieve flexibility to position themselves as globally and locally embedded. For managers, this implies that trying to remove the tensions of dual embeddedness – for instance, by privileging the global above the local – may hinder flexibility.
      PubDate: 2022-09-29
       
  • Cultural congruence or compensation' A meta-analytic test of
           transformational and transactional leadership effects across cultures

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      Abstract: Abstract Prior research is equivocal about whether leadership is more effective when it matches typical cultural practices (the cultural congruence argument) or compensates for "ineffective" cultural practices (the cultural compensation argument). We propose that a more nuanced answer to the congruence-versus-compensation debate requires the joint consideration of leadership, culture, and task contexts. A meta-analysis of 460 field samples of transformational leadership (N = 124,646) and 139 field samples of transactional leadership (N = 38,327) across 53 cultures revealed three key results: First, both transformational and transactional leadership universally relate positively to follower performance outcomes. The strength of these relationships ranges between 0.25 and 0.39 for transformational leadership and between 0.12 and 0.24 for transactional leadership. Second, the positive effects of transformational leadership on convergent performance outcomes are more pronounced in cultures characterized by norms of vertical differentiation (including high power distance) and harmony (including collectivism), consistent with the cultural congruence perspective. Third, the positive effects of transactional leadership on divergent performance outcomes are more pronounced in cultures characterized by norms of low performance-focus (including low uncertainty avoidance), consistent with the cultural compensation perspective. We discuss the implications of these findings for transformational and transactional leadership research and practice.
      PubDate: 2022-09-23
       
  • The dark side of globalization: Evidence from the impact of COVID-19 on
           multinational companies

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      Abstract: Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic and health crises (“twin crises”) worldwide. Using a sample of firms from 73 countries over the period January to December 2020, we examine stock price reactions of multinational corporations (MNCs) and purely domestic companies (DCs) to the crisis. We find that, on average, MNCs suffer a significantly larger decline in firm value relative to DCs during the stock market crisis caused by the pandemic with notable heterogeneity in this underperformance across both industry and region. The evidence of MNC underperformance is robust to using abnormal returns, an alternative crisis window, a matched sample that accounts for differences in characteristics between MNCs and DCs, alternative model specifications, and alternative proxies for multinationality. Further analysis on the effect of government responses on the valuation gap suggests that stringent government responses exacerbate MNCs’ underperformance. Finally, we show that a stronger financial system mitigates negative crisis returns, especially under stringent government responses, while real factors, such as the firm’s supply chain, investments in human capital, research and development, exacerbate negative crisis returns. Our findings have important implications for managers of MNCs and government policymakers alike and contribute to studies on the international diversification–performance relation by demonstrating a dark side of globalization during a tail-risk event.
      PubDate: 2022-09-06
       
  • Beyond “Doing as the Romans Do”: A review of research on
           countercultural business practices

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      Abstract: Abstract There has long been a dominant logic in the international business literature that multinational corporations should adapt business practices to “fit” host cultures. Business practices that are congruent with local cultural norms have been advocated as effective and desirable, while practices that are incongruent have been deemed problematic. We examine and challenge this persistent assumption by reviewing the literature showing evidence for both benefits and acceptance of countercultural practices (i.e., practices that are seemingly incongruent with local cultural norms or values), and disadvantages and rejection of local practices. Drawing on the literature reviewed, we offer four types of theoretical (ontological, epistemological, causal, and functional) explanations as to why and when countercultural business practices might be preferred. Finally, we provide a springboard for a future research agenda on countercultural practices, centered around understanding the circumstances under which businesses and local stakeholders might benefit from the use of countercultural practices based on such factors as strategic intent, local preferences, institutional drivers, and social responsibility.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • Home-market economic development as a moderator of the self-selection and
           learning-by-exporting effects

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      Abstract: Abstract Prior research suggests that firm productivity and export activity are mutually reinforcing. Highly productive firms are more likely to enter the export market (i.e., self-selection), and upon doing so, achieve greater productivity levels over time (i.e., learning-by-exporting). We consider how a critical yet unexamined, factor impacts this relationship: the economic development of a firm’s home market. Drawing on institution-based theories, we hypothesize that self-selection effects will be strongest among firms in more developed economies. Drawing on knowledge-based theories, we hypothesize that learning-by-exporting effects will be strongest among firms in less developed economies. Taken together, we posit that firm productivity and export activity indeed reinforce one another; however, the strength of each direction of the relationship will be amplified, at least in part, by the presence of the opposite home-market economic conditions. Analysis of longitudinal data from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys composed of responses from 3431 manufacturing firms across 63 countries from 2006 to 2017 supports the proposed hypotheses.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • When does multicollinearity bias coefficients and cause type 1 errors'
           

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      Abstract: Abstract Lindner et al. (J Int Bus Stud 51:283–298, 2020; hereafter “LPV”) and Kalnins (Strateg Manag J 39(8):2362–2385, 2018) have published recent original analyses on multicollinearity, but the conclusions appear contradictory. LPV argue that multicollinearity does not affect the validity of regression coefficients, but only their reliability. In other words, multicollinearity does not bias coefficients, but only inflates standard errors. In Kalnins (2018), I conclude that multicollinearity may bias coefficients and cause type 1 errors (false positives). My goal here is to reconcile these two perspectives. I consider two data generating processes (DGPs) that create dependent variables (DVs) and apply them to specifications simulated by LPV. If the DV is generated by the Canonical DGP, that is, one which fully satisfies the Gauss–Markov assumptions, I show that previously derived econometric results generalize the conclusions of LPV. But if there are deviations from these conditions, such as in the case of a Common Factor DGP, multicollinearity acts as an amplifier of bias. I extend Kalnins’ (2018) conclusions by analyzing LPV’s specifications within the common factor context: in this case, incorporating all seemingly relevant, observable variables into a regression does not yield unbiased estimates. Coefficient estimates for variables of theoretical interest may be more accurate when correlated variables are omitted. While researchers may prefer estimates with or without a correlated variable included in a regression, both specifications should always be presented.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • What merits greater scholarly attention in international business'

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      Abstract: Abstract Scholarly efforts to propose future directions for international business (IB) research have generated a timely and extensive inventory of potentially interesting areas of research. We supplement this line of inquiry by suggesting that an additional layer of scrutiny could be beneficial when advocating in favor of giving more attention to particular research realms. Specifically, we advance several guiding principles that will help IB scholars assess which research areas merit greater scholarly attention, based on their potential importance and impact. We distinguish between (1) research in new or underdeveloped research domains, where salience, urgency, and actionability are critical elements, and (2) new research in relatively well-established domains, where scholars may contribute to changing the theoretical conversations taking place in IB.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
       
  • Customer satisfaction and international business: A multidisciplinary
           review and avenues for research

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      Abstract: Abstract We systematically review the literature on customer satisfaction, partitioning the literature into three generations of thought and focus, with the most recent, third generation, heavily emphasizing international business phenomena. Following a brief, stage-setting review of the first two generations – which address, respectively, the psychological underpinnings of the satisfaction concept, its antecedents, and consequences (first-generation), and the relationship between customer satisfaction, its strategic firm drivers, and firm financial performance outcomes, as well as moderators and mediators of those drivers and outcomes (second-generation) – we primarily focus on the third-generation international studies that have emerged over approximately the last 20 years. These third-generation studies have predominantly investigated the customer satisfaction concept as it is applied cross- and multi-nationally in diverse international market contexts but, due in large part to the cross-disciplinary nature of this research, this literature is fragmented and disjointed. Following a review and synthesis of the third-generation satisfaction literature, connecting it to and differentiating it from the first two generations and integrating its main themes and most significant findings, we identify enduring gaps and unanswered research questions. Of particular note is the dearth of studies examining cross- and multinational moderators of both the strategic firm drivers of satisfaction and the satisfaction–firm performance relationship. We conclude with avenues for future research that can generate important IB-related customer satisfaction knowledge with the potential to provide enormous value to international researchers and managers.
      PubDate: 2022-08-16
       
 
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