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G. Tomas M. Hult59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Saint Petersburg State University),
David J. Ketchen47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Auburn University),
David A. Griffith43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Saint Petersburg State University)
... (5 others)
A sizeable body of international business (IB) research is devoted to building knowledge about the determinants of organizational performance. A key precursor to accurately diagnosing why some organizations succeed in the international marketplace while others struggle is operationalizing performance appropriately. Yet, to date, no systematic investigation has considered how well IB research measu...
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Catherine Welch20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Sydney),
Rebecca Piekkari20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Aalto University),
Emmanuella Plakoyiannaki17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
... (1 others)
The literature on case studies, both in the field of international business (IB) and in the social sciences more generally, has tended to focus on the methods of data production and analysis suited to this research strategy. In contrast, in this paper we investigate methods of theorising from case studies. We seek to understand how case researchers theorise, and how future IB research might utilis...
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Walter Kuemmerle5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Harvard University)
This paper examines the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) in research and development laboratories by 32 multinational enterprises in the pharmaceutical and electronics industries. The paper applies a dichotomous set of motives for FDI. Results from an econometric analysis of 136 laboratory investments show that relative market size and relative strength of a country's science base d...
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G. Tomas M. Hult59
Estimated H-index: 59
(Saint Petersburg State University),
David J. Ketchen47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Auburn University),
David A. Griffith43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Saint Petersburg State University)
... (6 others)
Data equivalence refers to the extent to which the elements of a research design have the same meaning, and can be applied in the same way, in different cultural contexts. Failure to establish data equivalence in cross-cultural studies may bias empirical results and theoretical inferences. Although several authors have encouraged researchers to ensure high levels of data equivalence, no study has ...
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Bradley L. Kirkman35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Texas A&M University),
Kevin B. Lowe18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of North Carolina at Greensboro),
Cristina B. Gibson36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Saint Petersburg State University)
Since Geert Hofstede's Culture's Consequences: International Differences in Work-Related Values (Sage, 1980) was published, researchers have utilized Hofstede's cultural values framework in a wide variety of empirical studies. We review 180 studies published in 40 business and psychology journals and two international annual volumes between 1980 and June 2002 to consolidate what is empirically ver...
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Pierpaolo Andriani8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Durham University),
Bill McKelvey32
Estimated H-index: 32
("University of California, Los Angeles")
Practicing managers live in a world of ‘extremes’, but international business and management research is based on Gaussian statistics that rule out such extremes. On occasion, positive feedback processes among interactive data points cause extreme events characterized by power laws. They seem ubiquitous; we list 80 kinds of them – half each among natural and social phenomena. We use imposed tensio...
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Mike W. Peng60
Estimated H-index: 60
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Anne Y. Ilinitch2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Building on Leonidou and Katsikeas' (1996) review of the export development literature, we identify an important missing link in existing research: the role of export intermediaries as an organizational form connecting domestic manufacturers and foreign buyers. In response, a new research agenda drawing on the transaction cost and resource-based perspectives is advanced. This agenda focuses on why...
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Gregory Jackson29
Estimated H-index: 29
(King's College London),
Richard Deeg20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Temple University)
This paper examines the role of institutional analysis within the field of international business (IB) studies. Within IB, institutions matter, but the view of institutions tends to be “thin”, utilizing summary indicators rather than detailed description, and thus approaches institutions as unidimensional “variables” that impact on particular facets of business activity. This paper argues that IB ...
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Michael A. Witt14
Estimated H-index: 14
Arie Y. Lewin38
Estimated H-index: 38
(Duke University)
In this perspective paper we argue that outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) undertaken as escape response to perceived misalignment between firm needs and home country institutional conditions represents an important but under-explored phenomenon in the international business (IB) literature. We propose that, in advanced industrialized nations, the extent of OFDI as escape is likely to rise w...
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Daniel Sullivan13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Delaware)
Some scholars have suggested that international business (IB) research suffers from a “narrow vision.” This paper tests this thesis by extending principles of the cognitive sciences to study the ontological and epistemological features of IB research from, 1970 through, 1997. Operationally, IB scholars' schematic representation of their logic of interpretation as indicated by, 159 figures, includi...
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