Journal of East-West Business Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

The Journal of East-West Business is international in scope and treats business issues from comparative, cross-cultural, and cross-national perspectives. The journal features an Editorial Advisory Board that represents the Russian Federation, Eastern/Central European, and Baltic republics in this new business arena. The journal covers an enormous gamut of inquiry, including: privatization of state enterprises, management training and development, foreign direct investment, entrepreneurship, joint ventures, telecommunications in Central Europe, case studies, transformation to the free-market economy system, enhancement of distribution, strategic business alliances, management of technology transfer and reverse technology transfer, export and trade development, free trade and industrial growth, market research in Central and Eastern Europe, international licensing/franchising, development of tourism in Central and Eastern Europe, capital financing and budgeting, other emerging topics of critical concern to this area of the world.

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Website Journal of East-West Business website
Other titles Journal of East-West business (Online), Journal of East-West business
ISSN 1066-9868
OCLC 43482123
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Journal of East-West Business 07/2015; 21(3):233-255. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2015.1058877
  • Journal of East-West Business 07/2015; 21(3):182-204. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2015.1021066
  • Journal of East-West Business 07/2015; 21(3):205-232. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2015.1021434
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the electricity consumption approach, this study examined empirically (among other determinants) the impact of corruption and multinational firms (MNEs) on the relative size of the informal economy in Russia's regions in 1995-2012. Strong evidence is provided of the positive effect of corruption on the informal regional economies. The significant role of MNEs and regulation in curbing informal activities is revealed. A larger informal economic sector is observed in regions with a higher number of local firms and unemployment. An integrated strategy of dealing with corruption and informal businesses is suggested to be more effective in reducing informal practices.
    Journal of East-West Business 05/2015; 21(2):102-128. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2015.1004148
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    ABSTRACT: This article studies evolution of governmental support for SME development from the times of Perestroika until 2013. Guided by institutional theory, the article revises SME development in Ukraine and explains government actions through the prism of path dependence. The analysis is conducted within a matrix logic resuming the data by several periods of time corresponding to changes in the Ukrainian government and being juxtaposed to the main stages of the path dependence analytical framework. The study reveals main trends in governmental support for small business and main challenges remaining nowadays.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2015; 21(1):67-90. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2015.1004392
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    ABSTRACT: This article focuses on how SMEs react in drastic environmental changes and what part competences play in business survival. The comparative qualitative case study is based on interviews in Finnish and Russian SMEs that have encountered drastic changes in their business environments. The findings indicated differences in the entrepreneurial competences of the SMEs between the countries, such as passive in environmental and/or opportunity scanning. As practical implications, we highlight the need for SMEs to invest in competence renewing to avoid competence traps. Surviving SMEs must also possess a forward-looking attitude with the opportunity exploitation and exploration.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2015; 21(1):1-21. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.959232
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    ABSTRACT: This research investigates the relative effects of perceived corporate social responsibility (PCSR) and implemented corporate social responsibility (ICSR) on employee work-life satisfaction and employee job satisfaction in Thai workplaces. The data were collected via self-administered questionnaires completed by 1,277 employees in different employment sectors in Thailand. The response rate was 73%. The results reveal that PCSR and ICSR have a positive impact on both work-life satisfaction and job satisfaction. We believe the research contributes significantly to the literature on the subject as the findings further validate results obtained in studies conducted in Western economies.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2015; 21(1):41-66. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.995331
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    ABSTRACT: Foreign subsidiaries are considered to be at a disadvantage compared to domestic firms in foreign markets. The liability of foreignness (LOF) concept was first attempted in order to address the issue of these disadvantages. Although internationalization of emerging market firms (EMFs) is a very hot topic, there is very little research of LOF of EMFs. In this article, we investigate the sources of LOF and determine the extent of the country-of-origin (COO) effect on Russian IT firms. We also discuss how Russian firms may overcome the LOF, and we propose the mitigation strategies that will help them to decrease negative COO effect.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2015; 21(1):22-40. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.993008
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    ABSTRACT: The article examines the process by which the local industry in a city in the Russian North adapted a Norwegian cooperation model. We found that the Russian way to build cooperation, different from the Norwegian practice, was characterized by intertwined personal and organizational ties and by mixed political and business agendas. The data were analyzed with the help of theories of social capital and Scandinavian institutionalism. On the basis of this analysis, we challenge the established view of Russia as a country with low cooperation capacity. Also, we suggest how the Russian cooperation experience can be valuable in the West.
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    ABSTRACT: This article aims to investigate the process of knowledge transfer from headquarters to subsidiaries located in developing countries. We studied four cases with activities in the industrial sector. The results obtained reveal that an efficient transfer of knowledge depends on the contribution of headquarters to overcoming cultural differences; evolution of the learning process and the contribution of the recipient; and implementation and consolidation of new knowledge in the subsidiary. The cultural influence is decisive in the evolution of the performance of the subsidiary through the local production and sale of new competitive products. The weak absorption capacity of local individuals means that the business model of the headquarters cannot be replicated in the Mozambican market.
    Journal of East-West Business 08/2014; 20(3):162-183. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.936575
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we approach R&D cooperation and international market expansion from an exploration-exploitation perspective and look how various domestic R&D partners affect international market expansion activities in Russian firms. Our findings, based on a data survey of 206 manufacturing companies, show that different partners affect differently when it comes to market expansion and that their effect depends on a number of things such as the proximity of the international market. Using the exploration-exploitation approach, we are able to explain the phenomenon in more detail and so contribute to the existing international business and innovation management literature.
    Journal of East-West Business 05/2014; 20(2):120-139. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.908156
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    ABSTRACT: There is a shortage of empirical human resource management (HRM) literature in respect to identifying new patterns of multinational company (MNC) involvement in the Central and Eastern Europe region and the impact of ongoing MNC operations on the patterns of the HRM behavior of these companies. To counter this lack of understanding within the field, our broadly based, international survey asked 279 subsidiaries located in Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia and was conducted in 2010. It aimed to describe the relationships within the companies involved-between the influencing factors and the HR solutions applied-in a statistically valid way.
    Journal of East-West Business 05/2014; 20(2):93-119. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2014.897288
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    ABSTRACT: Global expansion of business into areas defined by different cultural and national environments creates the need for companies to better understand the impact of culture on business operations. Of particular importance is the role country of residence plays. Researchers argue that many cultural differences are malleable, capable of shifting to fit the corporate culture of an organization. However, additional research aimed at identifying different countries’ cultural values is needed. This paper presents the results of a multi-national survey of business students identifying differences in cultural perceptions of ethical behaviors. Differences in personal versus social decision making are discussed.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2014; 20(1):68-92. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2013.866919
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    ABSTRACT: The end of the twentieth century in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will be remembered for the collapse of centrally planned economies, civil wars, and political turmoil that gave birth to new countries. These countries, including Serbia, started an economic transition process and integration with the rest of Europe and at the same time experienced one of the key components of economic integration-foreign direct investments. Being a newly developing country, Serbia has not yet been given the proper attention by industry surveys. According to the results of this study, key motives of foreign investors to enter the manufacturing sector in Serbia are technological and workforce suitability for the easy and profitable transfer of manufacturing capacities, combined with a favorable location that can support regional growth.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2014; 20(1):1-24. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2013.851637
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    ABSTRACT: The article analyzes the characteristics and performance of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Romania since the 1990s. We provide evidence for some of the commonly advanced propositions about FDI in transition economies, namely the selection of entry and firms’ performance over time and across economic sectors. Contrary to the FDI literature, multinational enterprises in Romania favored greenfield FDI over acquisitions, although this does not apply to oligopolistic and technology intensive industries. Specific relationships between the nationality of the investor, the location and the entry modes decisions are also analyzed. We observed that acquisitions exhibited higher profit margin and turnover compared to greenfield FDI.
    Journal of East-West Business 03/2014; 20(1):44-67. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2013.862515
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    ABSTRACT: Since the mid-1980s, there was the rise of a new wave of economic regionalism in the world economy with the spread of free trade agreements (FTAs). A key objective of free trade involves developing commercial exchanges between member countries. The gravity model is a vital tool to explain the bilateral trade data against the variables of the relative size of the pair of countries implicated in the trade: distance, common border, and language and models for each of the FTAs. This article focuses on studying the influence of FTAs in the Mediterranean countries in which we integrate the role of regional dummy EU (15), EMU (euro zone), the AMU and AGADIR agreement in trade flows. The use of regional variables are designed to determine whether its FTAs contribute to the creation of trade diversion. This study examines a cross-section and panel of 27 countries for 1980–2011. The results show the existence of a strong relationship between the factors of FTAs and trade flows.
    Journal of East-West Business 12/2013; 19(4):237-259. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2013.794380
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    ABSTRACT: Based on the suggested five-pillar institutional framework, the study empirically investigates the impact of the institutional environment on internationalization aspirations of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies and maps their strategic responses against imposed institutional pressures. The data collected across five forest cluster SMEs in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow are analyzed. Political instability, corruption, bounded cognition, over-patriotism, and high-power distance act as the main constraints, while demands for new knowledge and funding are identified as the main drivers for internationalization. The classified institutional challenges are mapped against the possible strategic responses of the SMEs, such as acquiescence, compromise, avoidance, defiance, and manipulation.
    Journal of East-West Business 12/2013; 19(4):1-34. DOI:10.1080/10669868.2013.851140