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Yair Aharoni is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Management, Tel-Aviv University. He received his DBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. His doctoral dissertation – The Foreign Investment Decision Process – was published in a book version and was translated to Spanish and Japanese. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and the Academy of International Business. During his long and distinguished academic career, Aharoni was the Daniel and Grace Ross Professor of International Business and later the Issachar Haimovic Professor of Business Policy – both at Tel Aviv University. He was the Thomas Henry Caroll Ford Foundation Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (1978–1979). He was also the J. Paul Stitch Visiting Professor of International Business at Duke University (1987–1995) and the director of CIBER (Center of International Business Education and Research) (1992–1995). He published several dozens books and monographs in Hebrew and in English, more than 100 papers and chapters in books and more than 150 cases. For his academic achievements he was awarded both Landau Prize (2007) and Israel Prize in management science (2010).
The increase in multinational companies and the rising level of global interdependency has brought to light the crucial need of producing business graduates who can…
The increase in multinational companies and the rising level of global interdependency has brought to light the crucial need of producing business graduates who can successfully function and compete in an international society. It has become imperative that colleges of business not only produce graduates with all the qualities that make good managers in national companies but also with those qualities that will enable graduates to function in multinational companies. With multicultural employees increasing in number in American companies, international companies moving into the US, and US companies functioning internationally, it is imperative for today's business graduates to develop international business skills.
Reports how Chinese international business educators perceive therelative quality of Chinese foreign trade programmes. The rankings andevaluative criteria adopted indicate…
Reports how Chinese international business educators perceive the relative quality of Chinese foreign trade programmes. The rankings and evaluative criteria adopted indicate that Chinese international business educators consider more on the inputs to the programme (e.g. number of professors) while output characteristics (e.g. competence of graduates) receive less attention. The evidence presented indicates that international business education in China is still at a growth stage and further development is necessary and desirable. Chinese international business educators should seriously consider shifting the current vocational training direction to a decision‐making orientation in their course planning and curriculum development.
In a globalized world where emerging markets are more important than ever, there is an increasing pressure on international businesses and governments to work together…
In a globalized world where emerging markets are more important than ever, there is an increasing pressure on international businesses and governments to work together. The set of facilities known as commercial diplomacy combines the interests of both by highlighting new markets and investment opportunities.
In this chapter, we present a literature review based on 56 relevant publications to assess what we currently know of this important activity.
The results indicate that research on commercial diplomacy consists of many subtopics, resulting in a patchy understanding of the topic as a whole.
We discuss why integrative research focusing on the business–government relationship and the organization and the value of commercial diplomacy are needed from an international business perspective.
This paper aims to empirically investigate how small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have engaged with international network partners during COVID-19 and how the…
This paper aims to empirically investigate how small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have engaged with international network partners during COVID-19 and how the crisis has changed network relationships and resilience depending on pre-COVID relationship strength and, secondarily, on opportunity outlook in a market.
This paper draws on 14 qualitative interviews with managers of New Zealand SMEs from diverse industries and four with industry experts. Rather than generalization, the aim of this exploratory paper is to identify contingency factors, which, under duress, strengthen or break business relationships.
Four main patterns emerge from the data, with respect to how SMEs engaged with network partners depending on the nature of their prepandemic relationships and the extent to which their markets had been affected by the pandemic. During crisis, weak ties either break or remain weak, forcing firms to create new, potentially opportunistic, relationships. Strong ties increase resilience, even under a negative outlook, as network partners support each other, including through the development of new ties. Strong ties can also accelerate business model transformation.
Future large-scale research is needed to test the generalizability of the authors’ findings.
The findings of this paper indicate lessons for business continuation management and future preparedness for major disruptions. Specific insights may help stimulate managerial action to accelerate contingency planning and policy to support SMEs.
This paper is an early study on how weak and strong ties influence SME resilience during crisis.
The main aim of this research is to provide initial evidences on the internationalization process of the Internet of Things (IoT) firms, seeking to understand which…
The main aim of this research is to provide initial evidences on the internationalization process of the Internet of Things (IoT) firms, seeking to understand which international model could better capture their behavior in the exploration of new business opportunities. A web-based questionnaire has been developed and sent to a sample of IoT managers in order to understand how these firms set up new business in a global landscape. Findings show that the well-known Uppsala model seems to be exceeded in explaining the internationalization process of the IoT firms. These firms seem to be born-global firms in nature with a gradual approach to internationalize. In particular, IoT firms seek to get a leading position within the domestic market before exploring foreign markets. Finally, the IoT managers confirmed these first evidences, highlighting that IoT firms are born global in nature with a gradual approach in exploring and exploiting new business opportunities abroad.
One of the main concerns in human resource management around the world is how education is encouraging the understanding of global issues, cultures, technological changes…
One of the main concerns in human resource management around the world is how education is encouraging the understanding of global issues, cultures, technological changes and social trends to make appropriate decisions in firm management. This chapter will aim to illustrate the main issues in international business (IB) theory and practice that need to be considered in configurating a global-minded curriculum that is able to produce global-minded human resources. Hence, to determine what inputs must be considered in building an exceptional curriculum and successful educational strategies, the author observe the assertions from three perspectives: first, the contributors to the IB and the multinational enterprise theory; second, the author explores the stakeholders’ perspective, who see the benefits and assume the consequences of education in the field; and third, the author reviews the researchers who in recent years have studied the problems and trends of the discipline.