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Markets And Networks In International Trade: On The Role Of Distances In Globalization, Lars Häkanson, Douglas Dow 2011 Copenhagen Business School

Markets And Networks In International Trade: On The Role Of Distances In Globalization, Lars Häkanson, Douglas Dow

Douglas Dow

• The enduring importance of geographic distance as an impediment to international trade has recently become recognized as an em¬pirical fact in need of explanation. According to one line of argument – the ‘network view’ – the continuing high sensitivity of international trade to geographical distance is associated with a shift in the composition of trade towards goods requiring more extensive infor¬mation exchange and personal interaction between buyers and sellers. An alternative explanation – ‘the market view’ – contends that improved availability of infor¬ma-tion and increasing transparency of markets have facilitated the matching of geographically more prox¬imate buyers and sellers and ...


Liquidity And Firm Performance: Evidence From The Mena Region, Omar Farooq, Fatima Bouaich 2011 American University in Cairo

Liquidity And Firm Performance: Evidence From The Mena Region, Omar Farooq, Fatima Bouaich

Omar Farooq

How can individual investors infer value relevant information from publicly available data in information scarce emerging markets? Using a large dataset from the MENA region (Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain), we document a significantly positive relationship between liquidity and firm performance. We argue that higher level of information asymmetries in the MENA region exposes stock market participants to excessive risk, and therefore any mechanism that can provide them with opportunity to lower this risk (by exiting the stock) is valuable. Our results also show that this relationship is stronger in the civil law countries ...


Quality Assurance Labels As Drivers Of Customer Loyalty In The Case Of Traditional Food Products, Polymeros Chrysochou, Athanasios Krystallis, Georges Giraud 2011 Aarhus University

Quality Assurance Labels As Drivers Of Customer Loyalty In The Case Of Traditional Food Products, Polymeros Chrysochou, Athanasios Krystallis, Georges Giraud

Polymeros Chrysochou

This paper examines the role of quality assurance labels as drivers of customer loyalty in the case of traditional food products. More specifically, it investigates whether quality assurance labels, such as the Designation of Origin Labels (DOLs), perform as better drivers of loyalty in comparison to other brand-related attributes, such as price and brand type, and if brands carrying a DOL exhibit higher loyalty levels in comparison to brands that do not carry any DOL label. Scanner data were collected from a panel of 789 French customers recording purchases over a year within a traditional food product category. The polarisation ...


It Service Management For Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Domain Specific Approach, Marcus Vogt, Philipp Küller, Dieter Hertweck, Mariusz Grabowski 2011 Heilbronn University

It Service Management For Small And Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Domain Specific Approach, Marcus Vogt, Philipp Küller, Dieter Hertweck, Mariusz Grabowski

Marcus Vogt

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are socially and economically important, since they represent 99 % of all enterprises in the European Union (EU). They provide around 65 million jobs and contribute to entrepreneurship and innovation. Being an essential ingredient of presentday business, information technology (IT) on one hand works as an enabler for company’s success but on the other, it is a source of many threats. This implies the need for an effective and efficient management of IT function within the organization. Over the past years, big corporations together with academia have elaborated a set of good practices, known ...


Information Environment, Behavioral Biases, And Home Bias In Analysts’ Recommendations: Pre- And Post-Crisis Evidence From Asian Emerging Markets, Omar Farooq, Mohammed Taouss 2011 American University in Cairo

Information Environment, Behavioral Biases, And Home Bias In Analysts’ Recommendations: Pre- And Post-Crisis Evidence From Asian Emerging Markets, Omar Farooq, Mohammed Taouss

Omar Farooq

Can information environment of a firm explain home bias in analysts’ recommendations? Can the extent of agency problems explain optimism difference between foreign and local analysts? This paper answers these questions by documenting the effect of information environment on home bias in analysts’ recommendations. Using a large data of analysts’ recommendations from Asian emerging markets, we show that local analysts issue more optimistic recommendations than their foreign counterparts. However, optimism difference between the two groups is greater for firms with poor information environment. Our results show that optimism difference between the two groups is more than twice as much in ...


American Entrepreneur In China: Potholes On The Silk Road To Prosperity, Lawrence Trautman 2011 Author, Educator, Entrepreneur & Professional Corporate Director

American Entrepreneur In China: Potholes On The Silk Road To Prosperity, Lawrence Trautman

Lawrence J. Trautman Sr.

In many ways, China is the new frontier for entrepreneurship; perceived to be: a logical primary source of economical manufacturing, raw materials, component parts, and as a major end market. China may also represent the most likely future competition for many American industries as well as our major trading partner. Increased commerce between the United States and The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) demands that U.S. entrepreneurs understand the basic foundation for doing business in the PRC. An increasing demand for United States citizens to engage in commerce, or sit on boards dealing with significant exposure to Chinese ...


(2012) “Diffusion Of Modern Agricultural Technology And Land Use Change In North India - A Case Study”, Mohammad Muqeet Khan 2011 Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University

(2012) “Diffusion Of Modern Agricultural Technology And Land Use Change In North India - A Case Study”, Mohammad Muqeet Khan

Dr. Mohammad Muqeet Khan

No abstract provided.


Preparing To Negotiate In A Globally Diverse Environment: An Examination Of Chinese And Jewish Perspectives On Truth And Lies, David Larson, Chang Wang 2011 Hamline University School of Law

Preparing To Negotiate In A Globally Diverse Environment: An Examination Of Chinese And Jewish Perspectives On Truth And Lies, David Larson, Chang Wang

David Allen Larson

What are a negotiator’s ethical and moral obligations during a negotiation? Should a negotiator be dedicated to achieving the greatest value possible for his or her client even though that goal may appear to require some degree of deception? Does it make a difference whether a culture has a strong religious foundation and identity?

Different ethnicities and cultures obviously do not always agree as to what is right or wrong, true or false, or the degree to which one’s behavior must conform to those norms. This article will identify differing cultural perspectives towards negotiation in the course of ...


Safety Policy Website, Chris Packham 2011 Selected Works

Safety Policy Website, Chris Packham

Chris M Packham


(2012) “Marketing Of Agricultural Crops In Rural Indian Economy: A Case Study”, Mohammad Muqeet Khan 2011 Department of Geography, Aligarh Muslim University

(2012) “Marketing Of Agricultural Crops In Rural Indian Economy: A Case Study”, Mohammad Muqeet Khan

Dr. Mohammad Muqeet Khan

No abstract provided.


When Do Faultline And Cross-Categorized Teams Learn? The Role Of Error Culture, Joyce Rupert, Karen Jehn, Astrid Homan 2011 Leiden University

When Do Faultline And Cross-Categorized Teams Learn? The Role Of Error Culture, Joyce Rupert, Karen Jehn, Astrid Homan

Karen A. Jehn

No abstract provided.


Hong Kong Sponsors Should Have Little To Fear From Proposed Sfc Rules, Bryane Michael 2011 University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sponsors Should Have Little To Fear From Proposed Sfc Rules, Bryane Michael

Bryane Michael (bryane.michael@stcatz.ox.ac.uk)

New rules threaten to increase the legal liability of IPO sponsors in Hong Kong. What effect will the new rules have the IPO market in Hong Kong --- and the sponsors who prepare the new issue? We argue that the new rules -- rather than hindering the IPO market -- promise to deepen it. We review (for the lay-person) the relevant law, previoius econometric studies in the area, and provide conclusions.


Een Vreemde Eend In De Bijt? De Aclvb In West-Europees En Historisch Perspectief, Kurt Vandaele 2011 ETUI

Een Vreemde Eend In De Bijt? De Aclvb In West-Europees En Historisch Perspectief, Kurt Vandaele

Kurt Vandaele

No abstract provided.


Od Kształcenia Do Innowacji – Szkoła Wyższa Jako Organizacja Naukowo Badawcza, Dariusz Woźniak, Tomasz Zacłona 2011 Nowy Sącz Graduate School of Business - National-Louis University

Od Kształcenia Do Innowacji – Szkoła Wyższa Jako Organizacja Naukowo Badawcza, Dariusz Woźniak, Tomasz Zacłona

Dariusz Woźniak

The aim of the article is to present the main features of a desired model of a modern institution of higher education, especially in terms of creating innovations as well as transferring technologies to the economy. Therefore, an alteration is required within the income framework of Polish institutions of higher education and at least partial income independence from didactic activity profits. To achieve the aim, the authors exploited the current literature, including documents, reports as well as draft laws regulating the functioning of institutions of higher education. The first part of the article presents the determinants of the functioning of ...


Relative Leader–Member Exchange, Negative Affectivity And Social Identification: A Moderated-Mediation Examination, Marie Dasborough 2011 University of Miami

Relative Leader–Member Exchange, Negative Affectivity And Social Identification: A Moderated-Mediation Examination, Marie Dasborough

Marie T Dasborough

We argue that leader–member exchange (LMX) standing relative to the LMX relationships of other coworkers (RLMX) in workgroups may influence employees' job performance. Based on social comparison and social identity theories, we develop a moderated-mediation model of the psychological processes linking RLMX and job performance, and test it on a sample of 252 employees and 42 managers working in two large banks. Results of hierarchical regression analyses provide support for the model. We found that RLMX was positively related to social identification after controlling for perceptions of LMX; and also that social identification mediated the relationship between RLMX and ...


The Matrix: The Board's Responsibility For Director Selection And Recruitment, Lawrence Trautman 2011 Oklahoma City University

The Matrix: The Board's Responsibility For Director Selection And Recruitment, Lawrence Trautman

Lawrence J. Trautman Sr.

How do you build the best board for your organization? What attributes and skills are required by law and what mix of experiences and talents will give you the best corporate governance? What are the commonly required director attributes that are a must for each board and how do you customize and fine-tune your search to achieve a high performance board? Optimal board composition, that is, the best mix of director skills and experience will depend on many company-specific variables. Some of the most important of these variables include: (1) company lifecycle stage, (2) extent to which international markets are ...


The Manager's Perspective Of Psychological Contracts Before And After The Global Financial Crisis., Isabel Metz, C. Kulik, M. Brown, C. Cregan 2011 Melbourne Business School

The Manager's Perspective Of Psychological Contracts Before And After The Global Financial Crisis., Isabel Metz, C. Kulik, M. Brown, C. Cregan

Isabel Metz

No abstract provided.


The Ethics Of Shareholder Value: Duty, Rights & Football, Donald Nordberg 2011 Bournemouth University

The Ethics Of Shareholder Value: Duty, Rights & Football, Donald Nordberg

Donald Nordberg

How does a board of directors decide what is right? The contest over this question is frequently framed as a debate between shareholder value and stakeholder rights, between a utilitarian view of the ethics of corporate governance and a deontological one. This paper uses a case study with special circumstances that allow us to examine the conflict between shareholder value and other bases on which a board can act. In the autumn of 2010 the board of Liverpool Football Club sold the company to another investing group against the wishes of the owners. The analysis suggests the board saw more ...


Effects Of International Collaboration And Knowledge Moderation On China’S Nanotechnology Research Impacts, Li Tang, Philip Shapira 2011 Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Effects Of International Collaboration And Knowledge Moderation On China’S Nanotechnology Research Impacts, Li Tang, Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira

Recent studies report that China is becoming a leading nation in the quantity of scientific output, including in the emerging field of nanotechnology. In nanotechnology, bibliometric measures based on citations also indicate improvements in the research impacts of Chinese scientific papers. This article examines the effects of international collaboration, including the role of knowledge moderation through Chinese researchers who collaborate in both domestic and international scientific cooperation, on the impacts of Chinese nanotechnology research publications. Using a nanotechnology publication dataset, bibliometric analysis and statistical testing are adopted to explore the issues raised in the study. The concept of a Chinese ...


The Challenges Of Fostering Innovation: Russia's Unstable Progress, Evgeny Klochikhin 2011 University of Manchester

The Challenges Of Fostering Innovation: Russia's Unstable Progress, Evgeny Klochikhin

Evgeny A. Klochikhin

Innovation-based growth has become an important policy objective for emerging markets these days. By fostering innovation they seek to increase their competitiveness, boost their economies and achieve wider development goals. The BRIC countries have adopted various mid- and long-term strategies that will allow them to reach these aims. However, they face multiple challenges on the way to realizing them. This article looks at one of the BRIC giants, Russia, which is considered to be one of the most promising economies in the contemporary world. It invests ample resources into its “Five I’s” – institutions, investment, infrastructure, innovation, and intellect – with ...


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