This new volume publishes four selected articles covering an interesting set of topics in international management studies with a comparative focus, including: organizational control in joint ventures; institutional and cultural effects on subsidiary operations; corporate governance practices; and employee's choice of dissatisfaction behavior display. These articles along with the five Research Forum papers, present a rich diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches. They also represent the state-of-the-art and some of the best thinking in the field.
List of contributors. Editorial review board. Reviewer acknowledgment. Notice to authors. Preface (J.L.C. Cheng, R.B. Peterson). Research Forum. Introduction and interview with John Child, recipient of the 2000 AICM-IMD distinguished scholar award (J.L.C. Cheng, R.B. Peterson). Theorizing about organization cross-nationally (J. Child). Commentary: Child's theorizing about organization cross-nationally: valiant, but under-economized (P.J. Buckley). Commentary: reflections on organizing in the twenty-first century (J.R. Kimberly). Commentary: order, integration, and collaboration: progress in comparative management (G. Redding). Commentary: on the integration of comparative and international management (O. Shenkar). A comment on the commentaries (J. Child). Articles. Institutional influences on organizational control: a comparative examination of agency theory in Sino-Japanese and Sino-American joint ventures (J.A. Robins, Zhiang Lin). Managing institutional and cultural contrasts: the case of Sanyo Electric in the United States (R.L.M. Dunbar, S. Kotha). Corporate governance and globalization: is there convergence across countries? (M.F. Guillen). Determining the effects of exit, voice, loyalty, and neglect on changing a dubious decision in Canada and Hong Kong (K. Au, B. Bemmels).