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Handbook of Research on Global Business Opportunities

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In the modern globalized economy, it is important for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of the opportunity to enter diverse markets around the world. Through an international presence, organizations can remain competitive. The Handbook of Research on Global Business Opportunities combines comprehensive viewpoints and research on various business enterprises from around the world in companies of all sizes and models, discussing different aspects and concerns in the global business environment such as corruption, taxation, supply chain management, and economic impacts. This handbook is an essential reference source for business executives from both large and small firms, business scholars, researchers, academics, students, and professionals.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Dedication
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: Locational Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Vietnamese Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT AND TYPOLOGY OF FDIs
    4. LOCATION-SPECIFIC FACTORS IN VIETNAM
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. RESEARCH FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION AND EVALUATION OF FINDINGS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Global Market Trends
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAJOR TRENDS IN GLOBAL MARKETS
    4. BENEFITS OF ACCESSING THE GLOBAL MARKET
    5. COSTS OF ACCESSING THE GLOBAL MARKET
    6. THE CHANGING PATTERN OF GLOBAL TRADE
    7. WHAT PRODUCTS DO COUNTRIES TRADE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET?
    8. PRODUCT COMPOSITION AND TRENDS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES’ EXPORTS
    9. IS THE GLOBAL MARKET RIGGED AGAINST NEW ENTRANTS?
    10. WHICH COUNTRIES TRADE MORE AND WHY? A DISCUSSION BEYOND THE GRAVITY MODEL
    11. WHICH COUNTRIES ARE TRADING MORE TODAY AND WHY?
    12. WHAT FACTORS HAVE LIMITED MOST DEVELOPING FROM ACCESSING AND BENEFITING FROM THE GLOBAL MARKET?
    13. WAYS OF INCREASING GLOBAL MARKET ACCESS TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
    14. CONCLUSION
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Turkey
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. REFERENCES
  11. Chapter 4: Cultural Management for Multinational Enterprises
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. UNDERSTANDING THE DIVERSITY OF CULTURE IN MNES AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT
    4. A FRAMEWORK FOR CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
    5. STRATEGIES OF CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Globalization of Latecomer Asian Multinationals and Theory of Multinational Enterprise
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON MNES
    4. 3. CONTRIBUTIONS OF EEMNES TO MNE THEORIES
    5. 4. ILLUSTRATIONS OF MNES FROM MAINLAND CHINA AND TAIWAN
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX: CASE STORIES
  13. Chapter 6: Leveraging Business Model Innovation in the International Space Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. THE SPACE INDUSTRY
    4. 3. THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION
    5. 4. METHODOLOGY
    6. 5. CASE STUDIES
    7. 6. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 7: International Joint Ventures at the Crossroads
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MARKET SHARE AND SHARED LEADERSHIP
    4. CONFLICT STRATEGIES IN INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURES
    5. INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURE AND NATIONAL CULTURE
    6. CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN THE TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE
    7. CULTURAL NORMS AND SHARED LEADERSHIP
    8. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP
    9. DEVELOPING GLOBAL LEADERS
    10. BRIDGING THE PROCESS
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Entrepreneurs' Contributions to Small Business
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SMALL BUSINESS DEFINED
    4. SMALL BUSINESSES VERSUS LARGE COMPANIES
    5. CLASSIFICATION OF SMALL BUSINESS
    6. PERFORMANCE OF SMALL BUSINESS
    7. GROWTH OF SMALL BUSINESS
    8. ENTREPRENEUR
    9. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS AND SMALL BUSINESS VENTURE
    10. SMALL BUSINESS “SUCCESS”
    11. SMALL BUSINESS FAILURE
    12. DISCUSSION
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Public Policy Makers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EXPORT DEVELOPMENT IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    4. EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMMES IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW-EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMMES
    6. IMPORTANCE OF EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMMES
    7. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXPORT PROMOTION PROGRAMMES AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE
    8. THE EFFECT OF EXPORT MARKETING MIX STRATEGY ON EXPORT PROMOTION
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. IMPLICATION FOR MANAGERS
    11. IMPLICATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY MAKERS
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. ABBREVIATIONS
    14. REFERENCES
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: The Effects of Work-Family Conflict on Job Stress, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    4. METHODOLOGY OF THE STUDY
    5. FINDINGS AND EVALUATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Impact of Culture on Service Failures and Service Recoveries
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND
    4. 3. CONCLUSION
    5. 4. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 12: International Integration and Corporate Governance Practices in Russia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INSTITUTIONAL PARADIGM AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
    4. INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND MECHANISMS OF GOVERNANCE IN RUSSIA
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Effect of National Culture on Development of International Business in the Sultanate of Oman
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CULTURE IS LEARNED
    5. CULTURAL UNIVERSALS
    6. THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
    7. OMAN CULTURAL OVERVIEW
    8. OMAN BUSINESS OVERVIEW
    9. A SOCIO-ECONOMIC STRATEGY IN 1975
    10. NATIONAL CULTURE OF OMAN AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    14. REFERENCES
    15. ADDITIONAL READING
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Bank vs. Bond Finance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. MODEL-THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. 3. CULTURAL VALUES AND THE CHOICE OF DEBT FINANCING
    5. 4. DATASET
    6. 5. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
    7. 6. IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVALUATION OF FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND FOR CORPORATE FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING
    8. 7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    9. 8. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. APPENDIX
  22. Chapter 15: Inside the Small Island Economies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND CONTEXT
    4. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Eminent Domain in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EMINENT DOMAIN AND ITS EFFECT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: International School Teachers' Professional Development in Response to the Needs of Third Culture Kids in the Classroom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THIRD CULTURE KIDS (TCKs)
    4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TEACHERS
    5. FOCUS OF THE STUDY
    6. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
    7. TEACHER INTERVIEWS AND ANALYSIS
    8. DEFINING TCKs
    9. TEACHERS’ EXPERIENCE WITH TCK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    10. INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL TEACHERS’ TCK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS
    11. DISCUSSION
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. ADDITIONAL READING
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: Research of Strategic Global Development Trends and Competitiveness in the World Pharmaceutical Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. GLOBALIZATION
    3. 2. GLOBALIZATION IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
    4. 3. WORLD PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET
    5. 4. PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
    6. 5. DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
    7. 6. DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, AND IMPLICATIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 19: Waiting to Exhale
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANATOMY OF AN E-CIGARETTE
    4. THE FIRST E-CIGARETTES GENERATION
    5. VAPING: MARKETING NIRVANA
    6. REFERENCES
  27. Chapter 20: Eco-Innovation Enablers and Typology in Green Furniture Manufacturing
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 21: Linking Cost Control to Cost Management in Healthcare Services
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AN ANALYSIS OF THREE CASE STUDIES IN HEALTHCARE COST ACCOUNTING
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 22: Corruption, Business Climate, and Economic Growth
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CAUSES OF CORRUPTION
    4. MEASURES OF CORRUPTION
    5. CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX (CPI)
    6. CORRUPTION AND ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX
    7. CORRUPTION AND “DOING BUSINESS INDICATOR”
    8. CORRUPTION AND “BEEPS”
    9. CORRUPTION AND WORLD BANK INSTITUTE GOVERNANCE INDEX
    10. IMPACT OF CORRUPTION ON FOREIGN DOMESTIC INVESTMENT (FDI)
    11. IMPACT OF CORRUPTION ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
    12. IMPACT OF LEGAL AND REGULATORY INSTITUTIONS ON CORRUPTION
    13. IMPACT OF GOVERNANCE ON CORRUPTION
    14. INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR CORRUPTION
    15. IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP ON CORRUPTION
    16. IMPACT OF BUSINESS ETHICS TRAINING ON REDUCING CORRUPTION
    17. SUMMARY
    18. REFERENCES
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 23: A Case Study on Cross-Cultural Differences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. 3. METHODOLOGY
    5. 4. FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS
    6. 5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. APPENDIX
  31. Chapter 24: Do Nonperforming Assets Alone Determine Bank Performance?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LITERATURE
    5. OBJECTIVES
    6. THE MODEL
    7. DEFINITIONS
    8. STATISTICS
    9. RESULTS
    10. RESEARCH LIMITATION AND SCOPE OF FURTHER RESEARCH
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    15. ENDNOTES
  32. Chapter 25: Innovation Scope and the Performance of the Firm
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE IN THE WINE INDUSTRY
    4. FIELD RESEARCH ON A WINE CLUSTER: OBJECTIVE AND METHOD
    5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  33. Compilation of References
  34. About the Contributors