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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 Werner25
Estimated H-index: 25
(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 Jan 1, 1998
Jeanne M. Brett52
Estimated H-index: 52
Tsunao Okumura1
Estimated H-index: 1
82 Citations
Published on Aug 1, 1999in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Andrew Delios36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology),
Paul W. Beamish58
Estimated H-index: 58
(University of Western Ontario)
The study extends research on the geographic scope, product diversification and performance relationship by exploring both the antecedents and consequences of geographic scope (multinationality). In so doing, it addresses a fundamental criticism of the geographic scope-performance relationship; namely, that the observed positive relationship between geographic scope and performance is spurious because it is the possession of proprietary assets that are the foundation of superior performance, not...
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Published on Jun 1, 2000in Academy of Management Journal 6.70
Andrew Delios36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology),
Witold J. Henisz31
Estimated H-index: 31
(University of Pennsylvania)
This study jointly examines the effects of organizational capabilities and public and private expropriation hazards on the level of equity ownership chosen for foreign subsidiaries in emerging markets. Specifically, we explore the mechanisms by which 660 Japanese multinational corporations draw upon industry-specific, country-specific and total international experience to mitigate these hazards in FDI for their 1,727 subsidiaries in 18 emerging markets. Results strongly support a novel specifica...
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Published on Jan 1, 1994in Management International Review 2.28
Hans Schollhammer1
Estimated H-index: 1
During the past two decades international business operations have become massive in scale and are continuing their rapid expansion. Corrolary to this development is the ever increasing flow of publications that deal with a wide range of issues concerning international business and comparative management. The research effort which they reflect focuses, on the one hand, on the operations of multinational corporations and, on the other hand, on comparisons of managerial phenomena in different coun...
76 Citations
Published on Jun 1, 1985in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
David A. Ricks18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of South Carolina)
The Editors of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) always try to publish the best international business research. Unfortunately, there will probably never be a simple response to the question, What constitutes excellent international business research? We might make some progress, however, if we first attempt to define international business research and then identify several noteworthy examples.
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Published on Mar 1, 1996in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Daniel Sullivan13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Delaware)
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Published on May 1, 2000in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Sharon Watson O Donnell2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Delaware)
In this study, two different theoretical perspectives are used to develop sets of hypotheses regarding the mechanisms used to manage foreign subsidiaries of multinational corporations. First, agency theory serves as the basis for a model that predicts the use of monitoring mechanisms and incentive compensation. Then, it is argued that these mechanisms are insufficient for managing subsidiaries characterized by high levels of intra-firm international interdependence, the management of which is cr...
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Published on Sep 1, 1996in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Robert Grosse20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Arizona State University)
This study examines the nature of technology and the process of its transfer in five service industries from parent companies to foreign affiliates. Three principal research questions are posed: What is the key technology in each industry? What are the main methods for transferring this technology? How and why do technology and transfer methods differ across firms, industries and countries? The empirical analysis shows that key technologies were generally knowledge of/experience in the industry ...
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Published on Dec 1, 1996in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Paul Almeida16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Georgetown University)
Do multinationals go abroad to acquire technological knowledge? Do they also contribute knowledge locally? We investigate the learning and contribution patterns of multinational firms in the U.S. semiconductor industry through the analysis of citations to their patents and through field interviews. We find that the knowledge used in innovation by foreign subsidiaries in U.S. regions is predominantly local (at the regional and country level). In fact, foreign firms use regional knowledge signific...
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Published on Jun 1, 1997in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
Kent Eriksson21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Uppsala University),
Jan Johanson46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Uppsala University)
+ 1 AuthorsD. Deo Sharma1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Umeå University)
Using a behavioral approach, this study identifies and delineates components of experiential knowledge in the internationalization process. Three hypotheses are developed and tested. They center around the lack of knowledge in the areas of foreign business, foreign institutions and firm internationalization, as well as the effect that this lack of knowledge has on managers' perceived cost in the internationalization process. With the help of a LISREL-based structural model, the three hypotheses ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010
Alex Rialp i Criado8
Estimated H-index: 8
Josep Rialp Criado3
Estimated H-index: 3
Gary A. Knight2
Estimated H-index: 2
Este trabajo pretende contribuir a la mejora de la comprension actual del fenomeno llamado de la empresa nacida global (born global), identificando, en primer lugar, las principales fuerzas dinamizadoras y rasgos mas distintivos de este tipo de joven empresa internacional. Asimismo, tambien se establecen los principales marcos teoricos desde los que pueden fundamentarse futuras investigaciones empiricas sobre este tipo de empresas, asi como senalar el alcance y relevancia obtenidos por este feno...
4 Citations
Published on Dec 1, 2013
Until recently entry mode studies focused largely on the choices made by North American and European firms and entry mode choices of firms from developing countries were largely neglected. In recent years the focus of entry mode research has attempted to remedy this neglect in large part because of the rapid economic growth that has taken place in several emerging economies and, increasingly, the rapid increase in their direct investments in foreign markets. China is perhaps the most frequently ...
Published on Dec 16, 2008in The Open Business Journal
Michael R. Hyman24
Estimated H-index: 24
(New Mexico State University),
Zhilin Yang29
Estimated H-index: 29
+ 1 AuthorsAndreas W. Stratemeyer
IB knowledge development is assessed via a survey of 1686 articles published from 1992 to 2002 in six influ- ential IB serials. Specifically, this survey identifies (1) prolific authors and their institutions, (2) author demographics and collaborations, (3) major research streams and recent discipline evolution, and (4) research designs and statistical methods used. Such inquiry can reveal the current state of IB research, and suggest editorial mandates and future research direc- tions.
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Published on Jan 1, 2004
Winfried Ruigrok17
Estimated H-index: 17
Hardy Wagner5
Estimated H-index: 5
25 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Tobias Roßteutscher (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg), Marjaana Gunkel6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
+ 1 AuthorsBirgitta Wolff6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)
Fusionen und Akquisitionen (M&As) sind keineswegs neuere Phanomene der Unternehmenspraxis. Tatsachlich ist das erste gehaufte Auftreten von M&As gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts zu verzeichnen und fuhrte bis heute zu sechs M&AWellen (Menz 2007, S. 27 ff.). Verandert hat sich im Laufe der Zeit das Krafteverhaltnis zwischen den beteiligten Wirtschaftsraumen. So betrug der Anteil der EUund NAFTA-Staaten an allen weltweit durchgefuhrten Transaktionen im Jahr 2000 noch 83 %, wahrend es im ersten Halbj...
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Published on Jan 1, 2011
Myropi Garri1
Estimated H-index: 1
Nikolaos Konstantopoulos7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of the Aegean)
The research objective of this paper is to examine the staffing procedure of the internationalization department of the company in reference to the origin of the individuals selected to compose it. Subsequently, we endeavour to outline the identity of the individual at the head of internationalization, where a special department doesn’t exist. Additionally, we attempt to recognize the overall responsibilities and authority spaces of the internationalization manager. Results implied the preferenc...
Published on Jan 1, 2009
Ina Ehnert10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Bremen)
As Sustainable HRM is conceived of as an extension of Strategic HRM and sustainability as a potentially new approach to theorise on HRM (see Sect. 2.6.4), the next step taken is to review how theorising in Strategic HRM has been previously done and by which developments this process has been influenced. The claim that the concept of sustainability has the potential to induce or contribute to a paradigm shift in Kuhn’s (1970) sense (see also Sect. 2.2.2) is reflected upon critically. It is assume...
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Published on Dec 1, 2010
Rene Eugenio Seifert1
Estimated H-index: 1
This thesis considers how leaders of smaller firms attach meanings to internationalization. This is examined by the means of a survey questionnaire of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises [SME] operating in the clothing industry of Parana State in Brazil, and 58 qualitative interviews with the leaders of these firms. The thesis argues that existing theories of internationalization overlook the question of what international involvement means to relevant actors and in so doing have produced a body ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2009
Der Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs im Jahr 1989 bot nicht nur Unternehmen die Moglichkeit, in die bisher abgeschotteten Markte der Reformstaaten Mittel- und Osteuropas (MOE) zu expandieren, sondern eroffnete auch der international ausgerichteten betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung (International Business) eine grosartige Chance: die Beobachtung und Untersuchung der Transformation einer Vielzahl von Volkswirtschaften von einem zentralwirtschaftlichen zu einem marktwirtschaftlichen System sowie ihrer A...
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