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Publication date: 10 August 2015

Joohyun Lee and Hong-bumm Kim

– The purpose of this paper is to delineate a clear definition of health tourism, and to explain it in two sub-categories, namely, medical tourism, and wellness tourism.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to delineate a clear definition of health tourism, and to explain it in two sub-categories, namely, medical tourism, and wellness tourism.

Design/methodology/approach

Grounded theory approach through an in-depth literature review and practical data from three different cities were researched to support the study.

Findings

Determinants of travelers’ decision making for the destination of health tourism, such as distance, cost, language, economy, competency of medical technology, and culture, in each classification of health tourism, were identified.

Originality/value

This study suggests an inductive research model to synthesize and structure a logical relationship of determinants that affect health tourists’ decision to visit specific health tourism destinations. The results of this study are quite revealing to governments, industrial practitioners, and potential customers of health tourism in terms of the context of health tourism and the behavior of health tourists.

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International Journal of Tourism Cities, vol. 1 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-5607

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Publication date: 15 May 2017

Joohyun Kim, Ohsung Kwon and Duk Hee Lee

The purpose of this paper is to explore how hubs’ social influence on social network decisions can cause the behavior of information cascades in a market.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore how hubs’ social influence on social network decisions can cause the behavior of information cascades in a market.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors establish understanding of the fundamental mechanism of information cascades through a computational simulation approach.

Findings

Eigenvector centrality, betweenness centrality, and PageRank are statistically correlated with the occurrence of information cascades among agents; the hubs’ incorrect decisions in the early diffusion stage can significantly cause misled shift cascades; and the bridge role of hubs is more influential than their pivotal position role in the process of misled shift cascades.

Originality/value

This implication can be extendable in the field of marketing, sequential voting, and technology, or innovation adoption.

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Management Decision, vol. 55 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 2 March 2015

Joohyun Lim, Jaehong Lee and jinho Chang

This paper aims to examine the association between financial reporting quality in target companies and acquisition profitability in a sample of 280 acquisitions in South…

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the association between financial reporting quality in target companies and acquisition profitability in a sample of 280 acquisitions in South Korea between 2002 and 2011.

Design/methodology/approach

Using the accruals quality measure developed by McNichols (2002) as a proxy for financial reporting quality, it was found that high-quality financial reporting in target companies is associated with more profitable acquisitions for the acquirer, as measured by the acquirer’s announcement returns.

Findings

It was found that high-quality financial reporting in target companies is associated with more profitable acquisitions for the acquirer, as measured by the acquirer’s announcement returns. This finding suggests that higher-quality accounting information leads to better decision-making during acquisitions. It was also found that the importance of financial reporting quality increases when information about the target company is scarce. In addition, it was found that the financial reporting quality of target companies is less important when the agency costs of the acquirer are high.

Practical implications

This analysis also complements several recent papers that examine target firm accounting information and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) returns (Shalev and Martin, 2009; McNichols and Stubben, 2012). By expanding this analysis, the authors help to provide a more complete understanding of how target firm’s accounting quality relates to the valuation of the target company and future expected synergies in M&A deal practice.

Originality/value

This study is one of a growing body of literature on the relations between financial reporting quality and investment decisions (Bens and Monahan, 2004; Biddle and Hilary, 2006; Hope and Thomas, 2008; McNichols and Stubben, 2008; Biddle et al., 2009; Francis and Martin, 2010). These results extend and generalize the results of prior studies, in that data pertinent to acquisition profitability of M&As in South Korea are used.

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International Journal of Accounting & Information Management, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1834-7649

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