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Recent Developments in International Management Research: A Review of 20 Top Management Journals

Published on Jun 1, 2002in Journal of Management 8.08
· DOI :10.1177/014920630202800303
Steve Werner26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UH: University of Houston)
This review analyzes recent trends in the international management (IM) literature from 1996 to 2000. The 271 articles located in 20 top management (and management related) journals are categorized into 12 distinct topics: (1) the global business environment; (2) internationalization; (3) entry mode decisions; (4) international joint ventures; (5) foreign direct investment (FDI); (6) international exchange; (7) transfer of knowledge; (8) strategic alliances and networks; (9) multinational enterprises; (10) subsidiary-headquarters relations; (11) subsidiary and multinational team management; and (12) expatriate management. Research in each of these areas is presented and linkages between the areas are reviewed. Concluding thoughts are offered relating to the pervasiveness, methodologies, and levels of analysis of IM research, as well as potential areas for future research.
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Published on Jul 5, 2007in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Yves L. Doz28
Estimated H-index: 28
We examine how the learning, along several dimensions (environment, task, process, skills, goals), that takes place in strategic alliances between firms mediates between the initial conditions and the outcomes of these alliances. Through a longitudinal case study of two projects in one alliance, replicated and extended in another four projects in two alliances, a framework was developed to analyze the evolution of cooperation in strategic alliances. Successful alliance projects were highly evolu...
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Published on Jul 5, 2007in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Toby E. Stuart32
Estimated H-index: 32
(U of C: University of Chicago),
Joel M. Podolny23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Stanford University)
The assumption that ‘local search’ constrains the direction of corporate R&D is central in evolutionary perspectives on technological change and competition. In this paper, we propose a network-analytic approach for identifying the evolution of firms' technological positions. The approach (1) permits graphical and quantitative assessments of the extent to which firms' search behavior is locally bounded, and (2) enables firms to be positioned and grouped according to the similarities in their inn...
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Published on Dec 16, 2002in Journal of Management Studies 5.33
John Child49
Estimated H-index: 49
(HKU: University of Hong Kong),
David Faulkner9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Oxford),
Robert Pitkethly8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Oxford)
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK has grown considerably in recent years. US, French, German and Japanese companies have generally accounted for the largest share of this FDI. In addition to greenfield and expansion investment, a major vehicle for inward FDI has been the acquisition of UKcompanies. This paper examines whether nationally distinct approaches to management were introduced, following acquisition, among a sample of 201 UK subsidiaries of French, German, Japanese,US and UK c...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Frank L. DuBois3
Estimated H-index: 3
(AU: American University),
David M. Reeb22
Estimated H-index: 22
(AU: American University)
This study seeks to assess and rank the relative quality of 30 international business journals using both a citation analysis and a survey approach. Journal rankings are presented using both approaches in addition to a composite ranking. The rankings provide an objective analysis of journal quality for tenure and promotion committees, for IB researchers considering journal submission options and provide the academic community with a better understanding of which international business publicatio...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Ashish Arora43
Estimated H-index: 43
(CMU: Carnegie Mellon University),
Andrea Fosfuri25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Charles III University of Madrid)
This paper empirically analyzes the determinants of the choice between wholly owned subsidiary and technology licensing as a strategy for expansion abroad. We use a new and comprehensive database on worldwide plant level investments in the chemical industry during the 1981 – 1991 period. We find that both cultural distance and the presence of other potential licensors favor the use of licensing as a strategy for expanding abroad, whereas, prior experience favors the choice of wholly owned subsid...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Academy of Management Journal 6.70
Rodney C. Shrader10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago),
Benjamin M. Oviatt18
Estimated H-index: 18
(GSU: Georgia State University),
Patricia P. McDougall33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that the internationalization of businesses will accelerate in the 21st century. Our study examined how the risks of accelerated internationalization may be managed in 212 foreign market entries by 87 new ventures based in the United States. Findings suggested that ventures managed strategic international risks by exploiting simultaneous trade-offs among foreign revenue exposure, country risk, and entry mode commitment in each c...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Shige Makino24
Estimated H-index: 24
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Kent E. Neupert10
Estimated H-index: 10
(BSU: Boise State University)
Transaction cost theory posits that culture plays a limited role in the choice between JV and WOS. In contrast, research suggests that firms' preferred level of ownership in their foreign subsidiaries is influenced primarily by cultural traits. This study provides additional evidence in this ongoing debate by replicating Hennart's transaction cost model of entry mode choice in two different national contexts: Japanese firms investing in the U.S. and the U.S. firms investing in Japan. The results...
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Michael D. Lord6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Wake Forest University),
Annette L. Ranft18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Wake Forest University)
This study examines the transfer of local market knowledge within the diversified firm as its divisions expand into a new host country. Within the U.S.-based corporations in our sample, both the nature of local market knowledge itself and differences in organizational structures significantly influence the extent of internal knowledge transfer among divisions. The results suggest that as firms expand into new international markets, their organizational learning processes differ significantly.
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Timothy J. Wilkinson12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Akron),
Lance Eliot Brouthers28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UTSA: University of Texas at San Antonio)
In this paper we propose that states which attract comparatively more FDI should concentrate on activities designed to draw additional foreign investment rather than on activities designed to promote exports. Results indicate that states with comparatively more FDI have greater success in their use of trade missions for the purpose of inward FDI attraction and in their use of trade shows to promote high-tech exports.© 2000 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (2000) 31, 725–734
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Published on Dec 1, 2000in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Chuck C.Y. Kwok22
Estimated H-index: 22
(USC: University of South Carolina),
David M. Reeb22
Estimated H-index: 22
(AU: American University)
Corporate international diversification theory posits that multinational corporations (MNCs) should have lower risk and higher financial leverage than purely domestic corporations (DCs). We suggest an alternative upstream-downstream hypothesis according to which the overall effect of internationalization on the risk and leverage of MNCs is expected to vary with home and target market conditions. The empirical results are consistent with the suggested hypothesis.© 2000 JIBS. Journal of Internatio...
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Published on Nov 1, 2018in Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management 3.67
Li Wan (University of Udine), Guido Orzes10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
+ 2 AuthorsGuido Nassimbeni22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of Udine)
Abstract The Entry Mode (EM) choice is a fundamental issue in reshoring initiatives. Despite several authors have studied the determinants of offshoring EM, no study has investigated so far the factors affecting the reshoring EM and its relation with the offshoring EM. The purpose of this paper is to examine which factors influence entry mode choice in reshoring initiatives. We develop a conceptual framework that explains the reshoring EM in terms of country-, industry-, firm- and project-specif...
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Published on Apr 28, 2019in European Journal of Communication 1.50
Johanna Möller3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Mainz),
Pamela Nölleke-Przybylski (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)+ 3 AuthorsMatthias Karmasin2
Estimated H-index: 2
(AAU: Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt)
This article contributes to theoretical discussions in the field of transnational media management research. We argue that investigating media companies’ activities abroad from a strategy-as-practice perspective can overcome shortcomings implied in research predominantly focusing on strategies applied by entire companies. This is especially valid in times of digitization where changing technological frameworks force media companies to internationalize and restructure their business models. Based...
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Yadong Luo64
Estimated H-index: 64
(UM: University of Miami),
Huan Zhang (SYSU: Sun Yat-sen University), Juan Bu (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
This study reviews research from 1970 through 2016 on developed country multinational enterprises (DMNEs) entering and competing in developing economies. To identify the current state of knowledge of this research and push it further, we review the literature using bibliometric and qualitative content analyses covering leading journals and books. We articulate frontier issues that are understudied yet critical to both theorization and practice of DMNEs in developing economies. We discuss the fin...
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Published on Apr 3, 2019in The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science 1.37
Amy E. Randel15
Estimated H-index: 15
(SDSU: San Diego State University),
Kimberly S. Jaussi11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Binghamton University),
Anne Wu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National Chengchi University)
This study examines issue selling (an early component of the change process in which higher-level managers are influenced to pay attention to issues). Building on the conservation of resources model, social contextual factors (role models for issue selling and inclusion in decision making) are proposed to explain when and how issue selling occurs during the early stages of change. This research breaks new ground by examining issue selling behavior (as observed by supervisors) in conjunction with...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Human Resource Management Review 3.28
Fang Lee29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Monash University),
Geoffrey Wood27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Essex)
+ 1 AuthorsAlex Veen2
Estimated H-index: 2
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Abstract This article reviews the present state of research on multinational corporations (MNCs) in the international human resource management (IHRM) literature. Drawing on 342 articles from 39 English journals in the business and management field published over the period of 2000–2014, we identify three key strands within this section of the IHRM scholarly field (MNC country of origin/domicile effects; expatriate management; and, intra-organizational knowledge and strategy flows). Building up ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Management International Review 2.28
Ana M. Romero-Martínez8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Complutense University of Madrid),
Fernando E. García‐Muiña + 1 AuthorsJorma Larimo15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Vaasa)
Using secondary data of internationalized Spanish hotel chains, this research attempts to examine the role of formal and informal institutional differences between home and host country from the foreign location choice point of view. Generally speaking, the results show that (a) the higher the formal institutional differences the lower the attractiveness of the foreign location, (b) the negative effect of linguistic differences, as an informal institutional dimension, significantly affects the c...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Leadership Quarterly 3.31
John Antonakis30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UNIL: University of Lausanne),
George C. Banks21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
+ 17 AuthorsS. Alexander Haslam67
Estimated H-index: 67
(UQ: University of Queensland)
The Leadership Quarterly has developed the reputation of being the custodian of the best multidisciplinary scientific research focusing on leadership. This reputation has been the result of the efforts of successive editorial teams who laid important foundations in building the journal (see joint article from former editors: Atwater, Mumford, Tosi, & Yammarino, 2014). We are passionate about scientific discovery and aspire to publish the best leadership research, on par with that of the top gene...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in Journal of African Business
James Michaud1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Laval University),
Terri R. Lituchy3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior)
+ 3 AuthorsEduardo R. Díaz (Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior)
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Published on Jan 1, 2019in Journal of Innovation & Knowledge
Feng-Jyh Lin (FCU: Feng Chia University), Ching-Wei Ho (FCU: Feng Chia University)
Abstract A suitable organizational structure is necessary for companies to effectively manage foreign activities. Firms can choose from among several modes of foreign market entry, including exporting, contractual agreements, joint venturing, acquiring an existing company, and establishing a wholly owned greenfield investment from scratch. However, the majority of literature on foreign market entry mode choices has focused on large multinational enterprises. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) w...
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