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

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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    ABSTRACT: The impact of institutions on the ease of doing business in transition economies has attracted considerable interest in recent years. The literature suggests that institutional quality is crucial in determining levels of entrepreneurship and SME development in such countries. Our research explores the perceptions of Russian SME owners regarding the quality of the institutional environment that they face making use of semi-structured interviews for data gathering purposes. We identify the political, economic and regulatory barriers that restrict entrepreneurship and SME growth in contemporary Russia, together with entrepreneurs’ views as to what reforms are needed for greater business growth in future.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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    ABSTRACT: The study examines the internationalization of Greek SMEs in Western Europe and the Balkan area, focusing on the role of location as a selection criterion in their FDI decisions. Data aimed at capturing SMEs’ perceptions with regard to incentives affecting their FDI based on location criteria. We find that location plays a significant role with regard to the benefits that firms gain, highlighting OLI paradigm's theoretical relevance in the examination of FDI, while presenting internationalization trends in the global environment. Findings further contribute to the adaption of effective practices to enhance firms’ competitiveness through more rational and targeted investment decisions.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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    ABSTRACT: This article investigates the impact of social capital and institutions on innovation outcome in Russian regions in 1997–2011. The novelty of the article also lies in the use of two metrics of innovation: the number of new technologies developed and patents filed. The findings provide strong support for the argument that social capital (proxied by social tension) and institutions (proxied by institutional potential) influence innovation activity. Furthermore, different types of innovation outcome are affected differently: the effect of social tension on technology development is significantly negative but insignificant with patenting, while institutional potential affects patenting negatively but its effect on technology development is insignificant.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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    ABSTRACT: The article provides a conceptual model, developed from analyzing over fifty trade agreement related research studies published during the last decade, which allows international business scholars to explore the influence of trade agreements (custom unions, free trade agreements, preferential trade agreements, regional trade agreements) on foreign market entry strategies. This model is an attempt to develop IB theory to address the current research gap in this very narrow but important allied field. Empirical findings generated by interviewing dairy produce exporters in New Zealand reveal a remarkable connection between TAs and IB, with TAs found to influence the regulative environment of participating countries, which may in turn reduce the regulative distance between member nations. The contribution provides a basis for IB researchers to explore this connection in multiple industries/countries.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2014 · Journal of East-West Business
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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.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2014 · Journal of East-West Business