Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies
The Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies (JIBCS) publishes original, unpublished manuscripts related to international business, global economics, transnational cultural relations and societal issues as they affect international business. Manuscripts from a broad range of topics are appropriate for consideration in JIBCS providing the focus of the work is affect on international business. This journal is double-blind peer reviewed with an acceptance rate of less than 35%.
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Volume 11 - June 2018:

Multinational managers’ perceptions of how culture and MCS affects firm performance; Vairam Arunachalam, University of Missouri; Chris Chan, Western University of Canada; Jenice Prather-Kinsey, University of Alabama-Birmingham; Patrick Wheeler, University of South Florida.

Ethical choices among millennials: cultural differences between the United States and Mexico; Raul Franchi, Universidad Anahuac Mexico; Luis Felipe Llanos, Universidad Anahuac Mexico.

The Impact of familism and the good daughter dilemma on Hispanic female leaders in South Texas border public school districts; Cynthia L. Villarreal, Zapata County Independent School District; Don Jones, Texas A&M Kingsville; Gerri M. Maxwell, Texas A&M Kingsville; Marie-Anne Mundy, Texas A&M Kingsville.

Theoretical development of sustainability disclosure in management’s reporting of disastrous events; Elizabeth D. Capener, San Jose State University; Maria L. Bullen, San Jose State University; Gregory S. Kordecki, Clayton State University.

Unequal economic opportunity amidst rapid economic growth in China; Victoria Mantzopoulos, University of Detroit Mercy; Raphael Shen, University of Detroit Mercy; Shikha Singh, University of Detroit Mercy.

Entrepreneurship in the Mexican film industry; María Rosa Salamanca Cots, Universidad Anáhuac México; María Eugenia Elizundia Cisneros, Universidad Anáhuac México.

Cultural value influences in reforming the political, economic and social institutions in former communist nations; Thomas L Bradley, Reforming Economies Research Institute; Paul B Eberle, Florida Southern College.

Attracting talent: A cross-cultural study of organizational strategies to maintain competitive advantage; Michael Monahan, Frostburg State University; Amit Shah, Frostburg State University.

Economic transformation and the impact of cultural values on the future of the former communist world; Thomas L Bradley, Reforming Economies Research Institute; Paul B Eberle, Florida Southern College.

Chinese and Taiwanese immigrant wives’ assimilation in the United States; Ya-Wen (Melissa) Liang, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Don Jones Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

Volume 10 - June 2017:

Can you win: games of skill ; Denis P. Rudd, Robert Morris University; Richard J. Mills, Robert Morris University.

Quality health care for Middle Eastern and North Africans as a sustainable competitive advantage; Lara Thomas, The MILLA Project; Robert A. Page, Jr., Southern Connecticut State University.

Canada’s Pact with Europe and North America’s Economic Integration: Is CETA bigger than NAFTA?; Igor M. Paramonov, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Short-term study abroad in India: from cultural continuity to technological advances; LaVelle H. Mills, West Texas A&M University.

Consignment auction liquidation in Canada: A field study; Marvin G. Lovett, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Effect of Adolescent Girls’ Drug use on Academic and Social Development; Jackie Briggs-Vaughn, Assistant Principal, Desoto ISD; Don Jones, Texas A&M University - Kingsville; Carrie Isaacson, Hardin Simmons University.

Volume 9 - January 2015:

Geographical and cultural insights into the Episcopal Church and the crisis in the Anglican Communion; Rutherford Cd. Johnson, University of Minnesota, Crookston.

An inquiry into China’s energy needs, strategies and implications; Raphael Shen, University of Detroit Mercy; Victoria Mantzopoulos, University of Detroit Mercy.

Determination of the characteristics of Turkish managers: a case study in five star hotels; Mohamad Sepehri, Jacksonville University; Said Kingir, Siirt University, Turkey; Emrah Ozkul, Duzce Univeristy, Turkey; Mehmet Nuri Sevgin, Siirt University, Turkey.

Effects of communication styles on acceptance of recommendations in intercultural collaboration; Hui Li, Tsinghua University; Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, Tsinghua University; Gavriel Salvendy, Tsinghua University and Purdue University; Cuiling Chen, Tsinghua University; Daniel Huebner, Tsinghua University; Dominik Frey, Tsinghua University.

The influence of Islamic values on connected generation students in Saudi Arabia ; Shaza W. Ezzi, King Abdulaziz University; Elisabeth J. Teal, University of North Georgia; G. Martin Izzo, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University.

Political and economic impacts on Chinese students’ return; Harry Wu, Texas A&M International University; Bin Shao, West Texas A&M University.

Strategic logic and marketing resources: a case analysis approach to emerging market success; Douglas L. Johansen, Jacksonville University.

E-Commerce on the subcontinent: How Indian consumers will shape demand; Michael Monahan, Frostburg State University; Amit Shah, Frostburg State University; Jyoti Rana DAVC College.

Sustainability variation in country groupings; Justin Bateh, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University; Gordon W. Arbogast, Jacksonville University; Barry Thornton, Jacksonville University; Donnie Horner, Jacksonville University.

Sex slavery: a new look at the world’s oldest profession; Victor Lewis, National University; James Larson, National University.

An empirical analysis of attitudes toward online auctions: a comparison of Europe, India, and the United States; Charles Hermans, Missouri State University; Ronald L. Coulter, Missouri State University; Chris K. Ellis, Missouri State University.

Counterfeit luxury goods purchase motivation: A cultural comparison; Christina S. Simmers, Missouri State University; Allen D. Schaefer, Missouri State University; R. Stephen Parker, Missouri State University.

Volume 8 - June 2014:   (order printed edition)

A more perfect union - lessons that America’s history has for modern Europe; Kevin Bailey, University of North Alabama.

Online apparel purchasing: a cultural comparison of Saudi Arabian and U.S. consumers; Moudi Almousa, King Saud University; Deborah Brosdahl, University of South Carolina.

The multicultural organizations: Perceptions of diversity challenges and initiatives; Faridah Awang, Eastern Kentucky University; Zailani Shafie, MARA University of Technology, Malaysia; Ryan Pearl, Eastern Kentucky University.

Hofstede’s values – LOC: job satisfaction effect in USA, Mexico, Korea, Hong Kong; Maria A. Leach-López, Auburn University at Montgomery; Eric P. Jack, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Job hunting strategies in the lion city; Michael Monahan, Frostburg State University; Amit Shah, Frostburg State University; Rainer Jochum, DHBW- Bad Mergentheim.

Strategic framework for Chinese quality management; Ronald Shehane, Troy University; Xiaoli Huan, Troy University; Adel Ali, University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Evolutionary developments in accounting standard setting for private entities and SMEs; Gregory S. Kordecki, Clayton State University; Maria L. Bullen, Dominican University of California.

Exploring worldwide collecting consumption behaviors ; Barbara A. Lafferty, University of South Florida; Erika Matulich, The University of Tampa; Monica Xiao Liu, The University of Tampa.

Spirituality and counseling in rural communities: A broad based narrative of education and advocacy in spiritual counseling; Steve F. Bain, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Kristopher Garza, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Jose Lopez, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Octavio Flores, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Food and identity: Food studies, cultural, and personal identity; Gina M. Almerico, The University of Tampa.

Accounting for EI: Does emotional intelligence predict greater intercultural growth?; Mary L. Tucker, Ohio University; Nicole L. Gullekson, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse; Connie Esmond-Kiger, Ohio University.

Globalization and hypercompetition – Drivers, linkages, and industry differences; Donald R. Goeltz, Holy Family University.

Volume 7 - February 2013:   (order printed edition)

The road map of international business incubation performance; Hanadi Mubarak Al-Mubaraki, Kuwait University, Kuwait; Michael Busler, Richard Stockton College, USA.

Language diversity and discrimination in the American workplace: legal, ethical, and practical considerations for management; Frank J. Cavico, Nova Southeastern University; Stephen C. Muffler, Nova Southeastern University; Bahaudin G. Mujtaba; Nova Southeastern University.

The internet habits of university students in Spain and the USA; Michael Monahan, Frostburg State University; Amit Shah, Frostburg State University; Paloma Bernal Turnes, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

Concept thinking; Mikko Sääskilahti, University of Lapland.

Re-examining the influence of societal culture on organizational identity; Ozgur Ekmekci, George Washington University; Andrea Casey, George Washington University; Katherine Rosenbusch, Towson University; Christina Cataldo, Independent Scholar; Linda Byington, Independent Scholar.

Winning the ‘Co-Opetition’ game in central Asia: South Korea and Kazakhstan ; David Dickerson, KIMEP University, Republic of Kazakhstan; William F. Pore, Pusan National University - Republic of Korea.

TMT national culture and banking profits during the 2008 global economic crisis; Glenn A. Gerecke, Capella University; Garvey House, Capella University.

Cross-cultural analysis of gender difference in product color choice in global markets; Okan Akcay, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Qian (Susan) Sun, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Analysis of the uptake of agricultural insurance services by the agricultural sector in Zimbabwe; Catherine Mazwi R. Tsikirayi, University of Zimbabwe; Ephraim Makoni, University of Zimbabwe; Joseph Matiza, University of Zimbabwe.

A unique view at the phenomenon of social unrest based on marketing and neurobiological evidence; Olivier Mesly, University of Québec in Outaouais (UQO).

Chinks in the capitalism system – the pertinence of Islamic finance; M.H. Yahya, Universiti Putra Malaysia; J. Muhammad, Universiti Putra Malaysia; A. Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia; A. M. Nasir, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Financing the weak nation-state: inadequate public finance in Latin America; Mark McCoon, University of Wisconsin Superior.

Volume 6 - January 2012:   (order printed edition)

The informal economy in Jamaica: Is it feasible to tax this sector? ; Chantal Wedderburn, Florida Atlantic University; Eric P. Chiang, Florida Atlantic University; Rupert Rhodd, Florida Atlantic University.

Cultural perspectives on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A comparison between Korea and the U.S.; SeokYoung Moon, The University of Arizona.

Hispanic business enterprise success: Ethnic resources, market orientation, or market exchange embeddedness? ; Dulce Maria Scott, Anderson University; Roberto Curci, Butler University; Robert Mackoy, Butler University.

Comparing the intensity of student attitude and perception changes from short-term travel courses; Scott Ballantyne, Alvernia University; Robert Gannon, Pace University; Beth Berret, Alvernia University; Mary Ellen Wells, Alvernia University.

A comparative study of prospective natural gas for vehicle (NGV) buyers’ behavior intention in Thailand; Nongnuch Likitsuwannakool, Assumption University; Sirion Chaipoopirutana, Assumption University; Howard Combs, San Jose State University.

National culture and the adoption of organizational practices: evidence from a global company’s call centers in two market economies; Olumide Ijose, Governors State University; Albena Iossifova, Slippery Rock University.

Performance management effectiveness in Thai banking industry: a look from performers and a role of interactional justice; Pachsiry Chompukum, Chulalongkorn University.

High performance work systems: a cross-cultural perspective; Rakesh Mittal, New Mexico State University.

Registration procedure model for establishing a WFOE in the People’s Republic of China; Bostjan Polajzer, University of Primorska Slovenia; Mirko Markic, University of Primorska Slovenia.

Outward looking development policies and the prospective for Egypt; Tamer Rady, Ain-Shams University.

The following manuscript has been retracted from publication for noncompliance with the AABRI originality policy: Juvenile offenders and the death penalty in the United States; Benjamin A. Neil, Towson University; Brian A. Neil, Baltimore, Maryland.

Volume 5 - August 2011:   (order printed edition)

Comparison of emotional intelligence in American and Turkish university students ; Donald Tompkins, Old Dominion University; Diane Galbraith, Slippery Rock University; Burcak Bas, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

The work ethic: is it universal? ; Brenda Geren, New York Institute of Technology.

Global outsourcing: A study of student attitudes; Michael McDonald, Georgia Southern University; Darrell Parker, University of South Carolina Upstate; Angela Leverett , Georgia Southern University; Jan Grimes, Georgia Southern University; John Leaptrott, Georgia Southern University.

A framework analysis of the Action Plan for Import Safety (APIS); Ronald Shehane, Troy University; Xiaoli Huan, Troy University; Adel Ali, University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Entrepreneurial development in Kazakhstan: A review and update; Elisabeth Teal, North Georgia College & State University; Aigul Toxanova, Economy, Finance and International Trade University, Astana, Kazakhstan; G. Martin Izzo, North Georgia College & State University.

Components of a global mindset: corporate social responsibility and cross-cultural sensitivity; Karen Paul, Florida International University; Moriah Meyskens, Babson College; Stephanie Robbins, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Materialism and life satisfaction among Hispanic immigrant males; Medha Talpade, Clark Atlanta University; Salil Talpade, University of West Georgia.

Individual and cultural factors affecting diffusion of innovation; Ahmed H. Tolba, The American University in Cairo; Maha Mourad, The American University in Cairo.

Sport fans’ motivations: an investigation of Romanian soccer spectators; G. Martin Izzo, North Georgia College & State University; Corneliu Munteanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania; Barry E. Langford, University of Mississippi; Ciprian Ceobanu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania; Iulian Dumitru, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania; Florin Nichifor, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania.

Effect of seniors’ work values on their self-skill evaluations: focusing on Japanese seniors; Yutaka Ueda, Seikei University; Yoko Ohzono, Seikei University.

Me, myself or us: work preferences and predispositions of individualists and collectivists; Mike Knudstrup, Florida Southern College; Larry Ross, Florida Southern College.

Structural factors associated with the export performance of manufacturing firms; Edward E. Marandu, University of Botswana.

Volume 4 - January 2011:   (order printed edition)

International financial institution investments in tourism and hospitality ; JOŽE PERIC, University of Rijeka, Croatia; ELVIS MUJACEVIC, University of Rijeka, Croatia; MISLAV ŠIMUNIC, University of Rijeka, Croatia.

Human resources: interculturation as an asset in the global marketplace ; Petr Chadraba, DePaul University; Robert O’Keefe, DePaul University.

Strategic export orientation and internationalization barriers: evidence from SMEs in a developing economy ; John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; Nicholas Koumbiadis, Adelphi University.

Dancing with the enemy: can China be a viable alternative for U.S. investors?; Hoje Jo, Santa Clara University; Courtney Costa, Santa Clara University; Jordann Hallstrom, Santa Clara University; Connor Tryhus, Santa Clara University; Brian Winter, Santa Clara University.

Assessing business students' sensitivity to diversity issues within in a MSI: implications for continuous curriculum improvement; Dianna Blankenship, Texas Center for the Judiciary; Gerald Hollier, The University of Texas at Brownsville; Irma Jones, The University of Texas at Brownsville; Marvin Lovett, The University of Texas at Brownsville.

China's economic restructuring through induced capital inflows; Victoria Mantzopoulos, University of Detroit Mercy; Raphael Shen, University of Detroit Mercy.

Management skills of Afghan respondents: a comparison of technical, human and conceptual differences based on gender; Bahaudin Mujtaba, Nova Southeastern University; Belal Kaifi, Franklin University.

Are US companies employing standardization or adaptation strategies in their international markets?h; Richard Hise, Texas A&M University-College Station; Young-Tae Choi, University of North Florida.

Chinese wire garment hanger producers sent U.S. dry cleaners to the laundry; Jerry Plummer, Austin Peay State University; Howard H. Cochran, Belmont University.

Investigating the effects of self efficacy on innovativeness and the moderating impact of cultural dimensions; Rachna Kumar, Alliant International University; Cevahir Uzkurt, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey.

The efficiency of the private commercial banking sector in Turkey: a managerial approach; Evren Ayranci, Istanbul Aydin University.

Improving firm acquisition of market knowledge through strategic alliances; R. Zachary Finney, University of South Alabama; Treena Gillespie Finney, University of South Alabama.

Volume 3 - May 2010:   (order printed edition)

Using a foreign exchange online portal in lieu of commercial letters of credit for small businesses in the international import arena ; John W. Cooley, West Texas A&M University.

Stress, task, and relationship orientations of Taiwanese adults: an examination of gender in this high-context culture ; Kuo-Ying Huang, Nova Southeastern University; Bahaudin Mujtaba, Nova Southeastern University.

Foreign direct investment and macroeconomic changes in CEE integrating in to the global market ; Lucyna Kornecki, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Universalism, Particularism and cultural self-awareness: a comparison of American and Turkish university students ; Donald Tompkins, Koç University; Diane Galbraith, Slippery Rock University; Patricia Tompkins, Koç University.

The perception of materialism in a global market: a comparison of younger Chinese and United States consumers ; R. Stephen Parker, Missouri State University; Diana Haytko, Florida Gulf Coast University; Charles Hermans, Missouri State University.

Human resource accounting and international developments: implications for measurement of human capital ; Maria Bullen, Clayton State University; Kel-Ann Eyler, Wesleyan College.

The European stock market impulse to the U.S. financial crisis ; Nahid Kalbasi Anaraki, Islamic Azad University, Tehran.

A longitudinal study of cultural differences in global corporate web sites ; Stephanie Robbins, UNC – Charlotte; Antonis Stylianou, UNC – Charlotte.

The effect of foreign aid on economic growth in developing countries ; E. M. Ekanayake, Bethune-Cookman University; Dasha Chatrna, University of Florida.

California adrift internationally: resetting course for the 21st century ; Douglas Smurr, Tufts University.

Educating global leaders: Exploring intercultural competence in leadership education ; Justin Irving, Bethel University.

The following manuscript has been retracted from publication for noncompliance with the AABRI originality policy: An examination of jurisdictional defenses available to foreign defendants to copyright claims brought in U.S. courts ; Benjamin Neil, Towson University; Richard Winelander, Towson University.>

Volume 2 - February 2010:   (order printed edition)

Brazilian Exporters: Non-Financial Export Performance Measurements and Their Determinants , Rosane Gertner, College of Staten Island, City University of New York; David Gertner, Pace University; Dennis Guthery, The Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Investigating the Value of and Hindrances to Servant Leadership in the Latin American Context: Initial Findings from Peruvian Leaders , Justin Irving, Bethel University; Timothy McIntosh, Trinity Western University/ProMETA.

Towards an Understanding of Cultural Influence on the International Practice of Accounting , Nigel Finch, Macquarie University.

When East and West Meet: An Essay on the Importance of Cultural Understanding in Global Business Practice and Education, S. J. Chang, Illinois State University.

Informal Saving Practices in Developing Countries, Mustafa Sawani, Truman State University; Seymour Patterson, Truman State University.

Culture and the Adoption of Practices: An Assessment of the U.S. Automotive Manufacturing Sector , Olumide Ijose, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Generational Comparison: Gen-Xers in the United States and Korea Evaluate Financial Wealth , Daniel L. Bauer, Bellarmine University; Barbara Hastings, University Of South Carolina Upstate; Mark A. Mitchell, Coastal Carolina University; Keith W. Richardson, Bellarmine University.

Trustworthiness and Social Loafing: An Examination of Austrian and American Students , Susan M. Murphy, California Lutheran University; Harry Domicone, California Lutheran University.

Materialism of Mature Consumers in China and USA: A Cross-Cultural Study ; Yujie Wei, University of West Georgia; Salil Talpade, University of West Georgia.

The determinants of foreign box office revenue for English language movies ; Neil Terry, West Texas A&M University; John Cooley, West Texas A&M University; Miles Zachary, West Texas A&M University.

Managing in Mexico – An Ethnographic Comparison to Theory and Previous Research ; Gus Gordon, University of Texas at Tyler.

Learning Styles among International and American Business Students ; Bill McPherson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Lucinda Willis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Volume 1 - February 2009:   (order printed edition)

In Search of Global Leadership , Isaac Wanasika, New Mexico State University.

The Stock Market: A Steady View in Volatile Times, Jannett Highfill, Bradley University; Raymond Wojcikewych, Bradley University

Marketing Strategies and Performance of Foreign Ventures in Tanzania, Cranmer Rutihinda, Bishop’s University.

Cultural Adaptability among American and European Business Students, Bill McPherson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

EXPLORING DIFFERENCES IN STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF TEAMWORK: THE CASE OF U. S. AND LITHUANIAN STUDENTS, Rodley Pineda, Tennessee Technological University; Bonita Barger, Tennessee Technological University; Linda Lerner, Tennessee Technological University.

Strategic Export Orientation and Internationalization Barriers: Evidence from SMEs in a Developing Economy, John Okpara, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.


Targeting Asian-Indian American Consumers, Jacob Chacko, Clayton State University.

Customer Preferences of Financial Services Across the US, Germany and Russia, Martina K. Schmidt, University of South Florida; Micha Bergsiek, University of Applied Sciences FHDW ; Marina Kolesnikova, Saint Petersburg State University.

A 25th Anniversary Redux of the Simon and Ehrlich Global Sustainability Wager, Thomas M. Fitzpatrick, Saint Anselm College; Karen Spohn, Rivier College.

Exploring the Link between Emotional Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Leadership Effectiveness, Anne Reilly, Loyola University Chicago; Tony Karounos, Loyola University Chicago.

“The Golden Keys” Being Served: Concierge Services and Customer Satisfaction , Richard Mills, Robert Morris University; Denis Rudd, Robert Morris University; Frank Flanegin, Robert Morris University.

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