Journal of East-West Business (J East W Bus )


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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    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; 19:1-34.
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    ABSTRACT: Research has shown that managerial cognitive frameworks and behavioural routines referred sometimes to as mindsets, strategic frames, or dominant logic can become a central force in shaping firm’s decisions and actions. However much less is known about the formation process of these mindsets. This paper aims to show how entrepreneurs in transition economies develop their dominant logic and how it shapes their firms’ operations. Using multiple case studies of Chinese entrepreneurial firms, operating in technologically heterogeneous industries, we establish that their dominant logics are surprisingly similar and powerful. They are based on a tripod of closely aligned and complementary ways of thinking and acting: defensive perspective of business environment; conservative and focused strategic decision-making process aimed at exploitation of initial choices, and full involvement of owners and top managers in daily operation that substitutes for development of elaborate routines and systems. Thus dominant logic works mostly as an emotional and perceptual blinder limiting peripheral vision and opportunity seeking, but allowing entrepreneurs to minimize risk in an uncertain environment.
    Journal of East-West Business 12/2013;
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    ABSTRACT: Bulgaria's extraordinary openness performance in terms of international trade and inward foreign direct investment (FDI) volumes has not been affected by both the country's failure to reach the levels of structural transformation and technological upgrading achieved by Central and Eastern Europe member states and by the failure to comply with European Union (EU) law within certain time frames. Although a substantial literature has evolved on the country's inward FDI due to this performance, empirical microeconomic studies explore the time frame up to EU accession. This study focuses on the effect of EU accession in order to revisit Bulgaria's primary inward FDI determinants via a meso-economic panel analysis of disaggregated data by industry. The findings indicate the neglected importance of extra-EU exports as a driver of Bulgaria's inward FDI and the appropriateness of micro-/meso-approaches to the subject.
    Journal of East-West Business 08/2013; 19(3):222-236.
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    ABSTRACT: This article models the long-term prospects of foreign direct investment in the Baltic Sea Region. After the turbulences of the crisis years and an idiosyncratic decline in 2012, these flows are expected to recover in 2013–2017, although at a slow speed. Going beyond the values forecast by the model, we can also expect a relatively slow but steady growth in the late 2010s. However,modeling and forecasting cannot fully take into consideration one-off shocks, which are still not excluded given the vulnerabilities of the world economy.The main reason for limited potential growth of foreign direct investment and its vulnerability is the relative openness of the Baltic Sea Region to external shocks. However, on balance, the growth of foreign direct investment in the region can be still faster than in other parts of the world, thanks to the solid macroeconomic bases of the region's economies.
    Journal of East-West Business 05/2013; 19(1–2):79-90.
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    ABSTRACT: There is no arithmetic progression consisting of square terms and with a square common difference. Alternatively, the diophantine equation 1 + x4 = 2y2 has no solution in positive integers. Consequently, the diophantine equation 8x4+1 = y2 has no positive integral solution other than x = 1, y = 3, a clear indication that no balancing number other that 1 is a perfect square.
    Journal of East-West Business 12/2012; 1(2):131-137.
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    ABSTRACT: This paper aims to contribute to the international business literature by discussing the nature of nonlinear internationalization based on a case study of an Italian firm MVM Meccanica Valle Metauro S.r.l. that had activities in Central and Eastern Europe and other countries and identifying causes of nonlinearities. It shows that nonlinear internationalization may be caused by different internal and external factors and actors; that it can occur once or several times, that foreign market exit may be temporary (followed by re-entry) and permanent and that de-internationalization does not always mean a failure for the firm.
    Journal of East-West Business 12/2012; 18(4):275-300.
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    ABSTRACT: Open innovation paradigm has emerged into an integral element of enterprise innovation strategies. The evidence on the adoption of open innovation in transition economies is rather scarce. A distinctive feature of transition economies is the structure of company ownership and the outbalanced share of state in it. This article studies the effect of ownership in the enterprises' adoption of open innovation practices in Russia's transition economy. The study is based on the survey of 206 Russian R&D-oriented enterprises. The enterprises are classified by their ownership type. The ownership structure is divided into four value categories: state-owned, privatized, de-novo, and foreign-owned.
    Journal of East-West Business 04/2011; 17(2-3):132-143.
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    ABSTRACT: This article describes innovation collaboration between Russia and a small EU country: Finland. The cooperation between these countries became more active after the signing of the Finnish-Russian modernization declaration in March 2011. However, already before this declaration, Finland in particular created structures to facilitate and finance bilateral innovation activities. Despite more active innovation collaboration, the Finnish-Russian high-tech cooperation is still dominated by exports of Finnish high-tech goods to Russia and the upgrading of existing goods together. Innovation activity aiming at jointly creating new products and services is still below potential. Despite such a harsh conclusion, two things need to be remembered. First, Russia has just recently started to rebuild its innovation system after the disintegration of the USSR, and second, fruits of innovation collaboration do not mature fast. At the end of the article, some policy recommendations, which have arisen from the bilateral interaction between Finland and Russia, are provided.
    Journal of East-West Business 04/2011; 17(2-3):156-169.
  • Journal of East-West Business 01/2011; 17(2-3):170-183.