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Lance Eliot Brouthers
Kennesaw State University
82Publications
29H-index
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#1Dawn L. Keig (Whitworth University)H-Index: 4
#2Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
Last.Victor B. MarshallH-Index: 2
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Abstract Can host country selection affect the corporate social performance (CSP) of multinational enterprises (MNEs)? Using institutional distance as our theoretical lens, we propose and empirically examine the notion that greater institutional diversity can have disparate influences on the social performance of different types of MNEs. We conceptualize each MNE as a unique portfolio of locations and use that “footprint” to examine the impact of formal and informal institutional distances on CS...
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#2Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
Last.Dawn L. Keig (Whitworth University)H-Index: 4
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Existing theories of diversity typically focus on a limited range of usually American research settings and on a relatively narrow range of types of diversity. Here, we examine a less commonly used...
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#1Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
#2Victor B. Marshall (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 2
Last.Dawn L. Keig (Whitworth University)H-Index: 4
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Selecting appropriate samples in cultural distance research is vital to producing valid empirical results. Over 80% of empirical cultural distance studies use a sample comprised of either a single home country with varying host countries or a single host country with varying home countries. When difference scores are used in the calculation of cultural distance based on single-country samples the resulting cultural distance measures typically are highly correlated with one or more of the varying...
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#1Charles B. Ragland (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 3
#2Scott M. Widmier (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 3
Last.Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
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Previous research on international market selection (IMS) typically is a-theoretical in nature and primarily focuses on a few, mostly developed countries. Here, we address both issues by (1) using factor endowment theory to predict IMS choices for the direct selling industry and (2) for a sample that includes 51 developed and developing countries representing 91% of total global GDP. Results indicate that the direct selling industry thrives in international markets with greater income inequality...
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#1Stuart Napshin (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 4
#2Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
Has the relationship between the dominant investment motives of multinational enterprises (MNEs) and national trade balances, imports, and exports changed over time? A 1996 study hypothesized and found that the MNE market versus resource seeking investment motives in developed countries (DCs) resulted in different aggregate impacts on national trade balances, imports, and exports. In this study, we ask whether the increased use of intermediary products, a major change in the way MNEs conduct bus...
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#1Charles B. Ragland (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 3
#2Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
Last.Scott M. Widmier (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 3
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use a theoretical framework (institutional theory) to predict international market selection (IMS) for the direct selling industry. Design/methodology/approach – The authors use independent variables taken from institutional theory to predict IMS for the direct selling industry, allowing the authors to show the relationship between institutional theory – defined independent variables and the relative attractiveness of international markets. The model is ...
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#1Dawn L. Keig (Whitworth University)H-Index: 4
#2Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
Last.Victor B. Marshall (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 2
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Using an institutional theory framework we theorize, hypothesize, and empirically show that higher levels of formal and informal corruption environments found in a firm's operating portfolio are related to higher levels of corporate social irresponsibility (CSiR). Failing to consider corruption's informal dimension leads to potentially false perceptions about a multinational enterprise's (MNE) operating environment, particularly when the formal dimension is low but the informal corruption dimens...
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#1Charles B. RaglandH-Index: 3
#2Scott M. WidmierH-Index: 3
Last.Lance Eliot BrouthersH-Index: 29
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In an effort to advance the International Market Selection (IMS) literature, we draw on factor endowments theory, a well-established theory from the economics and international trade literature, to examine how direct selling businesses choose countries for global expansion.
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#1Lance Eliot Brouthers (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 29
#2Yan Gao (SUFE: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)H-Index: 1
Last.Stuart Napshin (KSU: Kennesaw State University)H-Index: 4
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Prior studies compare keiretsu member firm and independent firm performance. Here, we use historical and power dependence perspectives to theorize that the Japanese keiretsu system primarily benefits the most central firms. We test this by examining the performance of two types of keiretsu firms (central firms and other member firms) within two types of keiretsu (horizontal and vertical). We hypothesize and find that: (1) central vertical keiretsu firms are more profitable than central horizonta...
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