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.
Journal Impact: 1.15*
Journal impact history
|2016 Journal impact||Available summer 2017|
|2015 Journal impact||1.15|
|2014 Journal impact||0.96|
|2013 Journal impact||0.88|
|2012 Journal impact||0.55|
|2010 Journal impact||0.45|
|2006 Journal impact||0.54|
Journal impact over time
|Website||Journal of East-West Business website|
|Other titles||Journal of East-West business (Online), Journal of East-West business|
|Material type||Document, Periodical, Internet resource|
|Document type||Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper|
Publications in this journal
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Precocity is a temporal dimension of early international orientation. This article analyzes the factors that influence precocity in the context of technology-intensive firms from India. It uses a logistic regression model to examine entrepreneurial, network, and location-specific factors and finds that firms led by young entrepreneurs with foreign education and work experience in foreign markets and experience of startups are more likely to be precocious. Location and networks also emerge as significant drivers of early internationalization. The study contributes to the literature on early internationalization for developing markets and is the starting point for an examination of the born global phenomenon for the Indian information technology industry.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The sustained internationalization of firms of Indian origin has held the attention of academicians and practitioners alike. India?s place in the global tyres industry is far from being a prominent one. Yet, two Indian firms have chosen radically different paths to internationalize, as per the typology proposed in the article. This article takes a case study methodology approach that brings to light the antecedents, motives, and behaviors of these two firms in their internationalization journey thus far. Findings also indicate firms initially build a strong market position via delivery capabilities, and thereafter turn to brand building, followed by the quest for input capabilities.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This article aims to show that using guanxi initially fostered a Chinese born global?s internationalization but later, restricted its decision-making freedom and resulted in the firm?s partial deinternationalization. It concludes that because of guanxi?s reciprocal nature, owners and managers should use it with caution: they should not only focus on what (knowledge, financing, contacts) they can gain but also consider what (time, services, financial resources) they are expected to contribute and what (reputation, some customers, access to financing) they can lose if their partners decide to break the guanxi as a result of of receiving less than they expected.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The Chinese economic transition from a centrally planned economy to a free market economy since 1978 has witnessed local private enterprises as underdogs. Compared with state-owned enterprises that benefit from soft budget constraints, private enterprises in China suffer from two institutionally induced pressures: legitimacy-lacking and resource-constraining pressures. Extending the insights from organizational imprinting theory, this article argues that the pressures from the past motivate Chinese private enterprises to seek legitimacy and knowledge through inward internationalization, and that inward internationalization would help private enterprises to achieve better performance. On the basis of 2,565 private enterprises in China, we find that the adverse founding environment prompt private firms to undertake a high degree of inward internationalization, which further enhances their subsequent performance. We also find that this performance-enhancing effect becomes stronger in regions with more developed intermediate institutions and high foreign direct investment density.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: By applying time series and panel data cointegration analysis, this study investigates the causal relations between exports, inward FDI and GDP for fifteen European transition economies over the period 1995–2014. This study goes beyond previous empirical works by using two auxiliary variables in the aforementioned nexus: domestic investment and government spending. Empirical findings suggest that though the effect of openness is beneficial to all economies of the region, the presence of export-led growth and FDI-led growth hypotheses are validated mainly for the group of economies that entered the European Union in 2004. Conversely, for the remaining economies, the results confirm the prevalence of a culture for saving over spending, which eventually provokes the beneficial expansion of their local investment and export capacity.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This study examines the issue of prestige sensitivity among Millennials in China and the United States. Specifically, this study examines the phenomenon to see if differences exist among Millennials between these two countries. Furthermore, the investigation is expanded to examine possible gender differences. The results are somewhat mixed. While the scale used was both reliable and valid within each country, it did not meet the standard of metric equivalence between cultures, and is thus not valid for cross-cultural comparisons between China and the United States. In addition, some Millennials were found to seek status via high prices in both cultures.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The norm for sales organizations is the pursuit of long-term profitability through positive relationships with key accounts. Sales professionals begin and end their activities with the customer in mind, aiming to maximize their relationships over a long period of time. This article examines the association between buyer and seller relationships and customer satisfaction as well as the association between customer service orientation and customer relationships. Findings suggest that the ability to meet customer sales service expectations as well as the existence of positive relationships between buyers and sellers is associated with customer satisfaction. Implications for managers are explored.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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.
- [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] 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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