Masaaki Kotabe
Temple University
BusinessInternational tradeEconomicsMarketingInternational business
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#1Naoki Yasuda (Ridai: Tokyo University of Science)
#2Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
Management practices and orientation need to change when the climate of the time in which firms operate change. In the 1980s–early 1990s when the world enjoyed a broad economic growth on a global scale, Japanese management practices were once admired in awe around the world. Since the Japanese economy began to slip into a decade-long recessionary environment in the late 1990s, many Japanese firms experienced profit losses and the world’s admiration of Japanese management began to wane. This arti...
#1Guohua Jiang (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 3
#2Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
Last. Cheng Lu Wang (University of New Haven)H-Index: 22
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Abstract As scholars have examined the antecedents, processes, and performance of early internationalizing firms in the past three decades, the domain has become a full-fledged research field. However, extant reviews have not yet provided a comprehensive picture of the determinants of early internationalizing firms and their performance although it is a relevant topic in the literature. In response, this paper seeks to systematically review and synthesize extant research on the determinants and ...
#1Min Ju (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 6
#2Janet Y. Murray (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 25
Last. Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
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Abstract Concurrent sourcing is critical to multinational firms’ operations in emerging economies, such as China. Despite its prominence, research is lacking on the underlying conditions and performance implications of this strategy. We investigate the driving factors of multinational firms’ concurrent sourcing strategy and test whether concurrent sourcing outperforms other types of sourcing strategies. Our empirical findings suggest that multinational firms tend to choose concurrent sourcing un...
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#1Fábio Lotti Oliva (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 6
#2Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present the main barriers, practices, methods and knowledge management tools in startups that are characterized as agile organizations with dynamic capabilities to meet the demands of a business environment of high volatility, uncertainties, complexity and ambiguity. Design/methodology/approach The conceptual basis of the research focused on the triad: agile organization, dynamic capabilities and knowledge management. Field research began by interviewing e...
#1Miikka Lehtonen (Aalto University)H-Index: 5
#2Ainomaija Haarla (Aalto University)
Last. Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
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While Japan is one of the most innovative countries in the world, it has experienced a prolonged stagnant economic growth in the last 20 years. The development of new products and/or services has become critical for future economic growth. However, we know little about how individuals disseminate and legitimize inventions for new product and/or service development in Japan. This paper bridges this gap by looking at how and why material scientists, architects, and designers promote new inventions...
#1Jongmoo Jay Choi (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 1
#2Ming Ju (La. Tech: Louisiana Tech University)H-Index: 1
Last. Xiaotian Tina Zhang (Saint Mary's College of California)H-Index: 3
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Research Summary The paper tests real options theory prediction that uncertainty and flexibility are key value drivers for offshore outsourcing moderated by switching costs. Examining firm-specific and market data for outsourcing cases by U.S. firms, we find that the impact of market and environmental uncertainty and flexibility on outsourcing value is net positive and that it is greater for offshore than for domestic outsourcing. Outsourcing benefits are related to flexibility arising from grow...
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#1Pedro Marins Freire Teberga (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 2
#2Fábio Lotti Oliva (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 6
Last. Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
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Purpose The volatile scenario of technological innovation demonstrates the need for risk control processes, in order to ensure its viability. This paper proposes a conceptual framework for risk management in the introduction of new technologies by start-ups, aiming to provide the guidelines for the improvement of this process. Design/methodology/approach The study comes up with conceptual categories related to risk management in start-ups, mainly based on the NPVR approach. The methodology inclu...
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#1Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
#2Janet Y. Murray (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 25
Increased global sourcing of manufacturing and service activities from independent suppliers has been a prominent part of the restructuring of firms’ supply chains since the 1980s. Academics and consulting companies have advocated global sourcing as one of the key drivers of superior corporate strategy that has a direct impact on marketing performance, including market share, product quality, customer satisfaction, and brand loyalty, among others. In this chapter we first discuss the trend and n...
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#1Tetsuya Usui (Nihon University)H-Index: 2
#2Masaaki Kotabe (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 49
Last. Janet Y. Murray (UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)H-Index: 25
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AbstractIn today’s volatile global marketplace, firms should pursue flexible asset distribution and high-quality, low-cost manufacturing operations simultaneously. Previous studies have examined the relationships between supplier management–related variables and market performance with cross-sectional data; however, little guidance is available for newly internationalizing ventures aiming to build a global supply chain network from scratch. To shed light on this dynamic process, we examine Uniql...
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