Distance in International Business: Concept, Cost and Value Vol: 12

Alain Verbeke
University of Calgary, Canada

Jonas Puck
WU Vienna, Austria

Rob van Tulder
Erasmus University, The Netherlands

Product Details
30 Nov 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
568 pages - 152 x 229mm
Progress in International Business Research
This research and teaching volume has been composed in honour of Rosalie Tung, a distinguished institution builder, thought leader and educator in the field of international business (IB). The volume addresses Rosalie Tung’s main research focus in a career that has already spanned several decades, namely the analysis of distance facing multinational enterprises (MNEs), with a focus on state-of-the-art conceptual and fact-based empirical developments in the realm of cultural and institutional distance elements. 

The impact of distance on international business transactions and operations remains ill-understood. How should distance be conceptualized? Which dimensions of distance should be considered? Is distance always a cost, or can it sometimes confer value? 

This twelfth volume in the Progress in International Business Research series presents extensive accounts of the contemporary scientific debate on how to assess the impacts of distance, both negative and positive ones, on the conduct of international business. 

This volume covers five dimensions related to the concept, cost and value of distance, in International business:
• The concept of distance 
• The cost of cultural and psychic distance 
• The cost of institutional distance 
• The value of distance 
• Alternative lenses for IB research
Prologue, Voyages of self-discovery: a reflection on four decades of research on expatriation and cross-cultural interactions; Tung, Rosalie 
Chapter 1, Distance in international business studies: conceptualization, costs and value; Verbeke, Alain; van Tulder, Rob and Puck, Jonas  
Chapter 2, Are we at a turning point for distance research in international business studies?; Dow, Douglas 
Chapter 3, Institutional overlap, access and contestation: how institutional diversity affects International Management; Maseland, Robbert 
Chapter 4, How do managers deviant perceptions of “cultural distance” relate to the performance of international SMEs?; Azar, Goudarz and Drogendijk, Rian 
Chapter 5, The concept of institutional and cultural compatibility; Halaszovich, Tilo 
Chapter 6, The direction of regulatory institutional distance and MNE’s subsidiary ownership strategy: re-examining theory and evidence in the case of emerging markets; Shirodkar, Vikrant and Konara. Palita 
Chapter 7, Ownership strategy and subsidiary survival in foreign acquisitions: the moderating effects of experience, cultural distance, and host country development; Wang, Yie and Larimo, Jorma 
Chapter 8, The psychic distance hazards in cross-border acquisition performance: an empirical study of cross-border acquisitions from 26 countries; João Carvalho Santos,Hortênsia Karl-Barandas and Francisco Vitorino Martins 
Chapter 9, Why does psychic distance inhibit international buyer-supplier relationships?; Tierean, Silviu H.; Berens, Guido A.J.M; and van Riel, Cees B.M. 
Chapter 10, Institutional distance and location choice: new empirical evidence from emerging-market MNEs; Diego Quer, Enrique Claver and Laura Rienda 
Chapter 11, Firm resources, institutional distance, and the choice of entry mode, Puck, Jonas; Hödl, Markus; Filatotchev, Igor and Lindner, Thomas 
Chapter 12, How the direction of institutional distance influences foreign entry mode choices: an information economics perspective; Mueller, Michael; Hendriks, Guus and Slangen, Arjen 
Chapter 13, Equity commitment in cross-border acquisitions: the influence of distance and organization resources; Dikova, Desislava; Arslan, Ahmad, and Larimo, Jorma  
Chapter 14, The geography of international knowledge sourcing: looking back and moving forward; Perri, Alessandra & Santangelo, Grazia 
Chapter 15, CSR Implementation in MNEs: the role of distance and prioritization of demands; Jacqueminet, Anne 
Chapter 16, Breaking bad? The effect of faultline strength and distance on relationship conflict and performance in teams. A conditional process model; Pregernig. Ursula 
Chapter 17, When distance is good: an upper-echelons perspective on the role of distance in internationalization; Piaskowska, Dorota  
Chapter 18, How to internationalize a traditional Portuguese style food – liability or asset of Portugueseness?; Costa, Susana e Silva and Elo, Maria 
Chapter 19, Labilities of distance: governance cost dynamics in MNE headquarters-subsidiary relationships; Tomassen, Sverre 
Chapter 20, Reducing psychic distance through springboard subsidiaries: an exploratory case study; Magomedova, Nina; Achcaoucaou, Fariza; and Miravitlles, Paloma 
Chapter 21, Cultural distance, reputation transferability and cross border acquisitions: a consumer perspective; Matarazzo, Michela; De Vanna, Frederica; Lanzilli, Giulia; and Resciniti, Riccardo 
Chapter 22, Domestic alliance formation and the foreign divestment decisions of firms; Viacheslav Iurko, and Gabriel R.G. Benito

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