Academy of International Business NE 2004 Conference, Oct 7-9
 
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Welcome to the Academy of International Business -- Northeast USA
2004 Annual Conference

Welcome to the 2004 AIB-NE USA Conference on the campus of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. I am particularly pleased to welcome you to our campus at a time when we have just changed our status from Bryant College to Bryant University. This year also marks the first year of the newly launched major in international business at Bryant University. Needless to say, we are truly excited to host the AIB-NE Conference this year at Bryant. This year's theme of "Broadening the Perspectives of Global Business" is ideal given the myriad of issues that continue to emerge beyond the traditional business domains and impact global business decisions. To this end, this year's conference affords us the opportunity to become aware of the issues, trends, and policies that affect multinational corporations in today's global marketplace.

The overall program is rich with numerous sessions, papers, and social gatherings, all designed at stimulating thoughts and conversation regarding a broad range of topics that face international business leaders worldwide. Our keynote speakers include well recognized scholars and practitioners in the international business arena. The conference program blends ideas that are sure to stimulate conversation beyond the session rooms. It is sure to offer value-added to all participants. There are plenty of opportunities for networking and catching up with old friends. So please attend the sessions and enjoy the social gatherings during the receptions, luncheons, and dinner banquet. The Greater Providence, Rhode Island area also has many activities and entertainment options.

I would like to thank President Ron Machtley for his commitment to a global community at Bryant University. I also want to thank V.K. Unni, Vice President for Academic Affairs for supporting this conference. I am also grateful to Ray Fogarty and the John H. Chafee Center for International Business for his support. I am grateful to Cleo Lindgren who served as Conference Coordinator for successfully managing every aspect of this conference. Sue Wandyes from the Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs was most supportive and I am grateful for her problem-solving skills. I would also like to thank M.J. Kim from the Office of University Relations for her timely assistance with the conference web site hosting functions.

I am very grateful to the AIB-NE USA Executive Committee for giving me this opportunity to serve the Academy in this capacity. I am also thankful to the AIB-NE Chapter Chair, Richard Hoffman, for his guidance and encouragement throughout this process. I am especially grateful to the track chairs, paper reviewers, and session discussants that form the "nucleus" of this program. Their leadership and hard work were paramount in making this conference a success.

Lastly, I owe a debt of gratitude to my wife, Irene, and my family for allowing me the luxury of committing the necessary time needed to undertake this role. Your perseverance and understanding were most instrumental in enabling me to serve the AIB-NE USA as program chair and conference proceedings editor.

Once again, welcome, enjoy, and let's make plans to gather again next year in Cleveland, Ohio for the 2005 AIB-NE Conference. Thank you very much.

Alphonso O. Ogbuehi
Program Chair
Bryant University





2004 Academy of International Business -- Northeast USA Conference
Keynote Speakers


Donald R. Lessard
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Donald R. Lessard

Deputy Dean & Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Don Lessard studies international corporate strategy and finance with a special emphasis on risk and knowledge management. His current research focuses on shaping and managing risks in the "fuzzy front end" of large engineering projects, risk-based enterprise strategy, and knowledge development within multinational firms. As Deputy Dean, Lessard coordinates Sloan's research centers and provides faculty leadership for the school's international initiatives, institutional partnerships, and executive education. The international initiatives include joint programs with Tsinghua and Fudan Universities and Lingnan (University) College in China, as well as programs in Taiwan and Singapore. Lessard is also the faculty director for the MIT-wide collaboration with Merrill Lynch.


Thomas Tanury
Chairman, Tanury Industries, Lincoln, RI

Mr. Tanury assumed management responsibilities for Tanury Brothers, Inc. in the mid-1970s, became president of Tanury Industries in 1976, and chairman in 1985. Under his direction the company has grown from a 15 employee family business serving the jewelry industry to Tanury Industries, a multi-faceted company of approximately 200 employees serving a variety of markets. Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rhode Island Hospital, Vice Chairman of the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Director of Professional Facilities Management, Chairman of the Board of the William M. Davies Career and Technical High School, and Board of Directors of The Washington-based American Task Force for Lebanon. He has also served on numerous other boards, committees and commissions and is a member of the 24Kt Club of New York City. In 1995, Tom Tanury was give the Good Scout Award by the Boy Scouts of America, honoring him for his service to the community. Because of Tanury Industries' success and because of Tom's untiring efforts to give back to the community, he was chosen by the Small Business Administration as Rhode Island's 1996 "Small Business Person of the Year."


Gene M. Smith
Smith Brandon International

Gene M. Smith is a Founding Partner of Smith Brandon International. She specializes in defining clients' needs, and analyzing and evaluating international business operations and specific elements for success. Ms. Smith has particular expertise and experience in due diligence investigations that incorporate political risk analysis and the review of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues. She also has assisted international law enforcement authorities in the investigation and prosecution of fraud. Ms. Smith has developed a broad network of global resources that include state-of-the-art databases and in-country associates who support strategic intelligence-gathering operations. She has worked on projects around the world, with a special emphasis on developing countries in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Central Europe, and Western Europe.

Gene Smith was formerly a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. As a FSO, she focused on political trends and business developments in Latin America, Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union. She served as a Political Officer in Brazil, at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia and the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo. During her Foreign Service career, Ms. Smith's duties and travels included projects and contacts throughout Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.Prior to her service with the U.S. Government, Ms. Smith was a prosecutor and trial attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. She has published articles on international due diligence procedures, evaluating business operations under the FCPA, elements of business development in the international business arena and related political issues in Brazil, Russia and other major international markets. She has given presentations in the U.S. and abroad on political issues in Latin America and Asia, on effective use of investigative resources, and on the U.S. legal system.

Gene Smith received a B.A., with honors, from Spalding University. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville School of Law, which included a comparative law program through the University of Houston Bates College of Law in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is fluent in Portuguese and reads Spanish and French.


Harry B. Brandon
Smith Brandon International

Harry Brandon is a Founding Partner of Smith Brandon International. He has an extensive background in U.S. and international investigations and counter-terrorismactivities. He has broad experience in dealing with U.S. and foreign government officials and business representatives. Mr. Brandon has special expertise in providing hands-on, in-country support to international corporate projects. He is adept at supporting business needs as defined by the client and matters related to market entry strategies. His experience and expertise is particularly great in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Central Europe. A decorated combat veteran, Mr. Brandon graduated from the University of New Mexico and holds a Masters of International Relations from the University of Texas, Austin. He is a graduate of the National War College. He speaks fluent Spanish.





BRYANT UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Katie Craig Todd Nelson
Ray Fogarty Alphonso Ogbuehi
M.J. Kim Janet Proulx
Cleo Lindgren Ed Sevilla
Glenn McQuade Sue Wandyes





SESSION CHAIRS AND DISCUSSANTS
Kofi Afriyie, Sacred Heart University
Joseph F. Aiyeku, Salem State College
Nadar Asgary, SUNY-Geneseo
Charlotte B. Broaden, Xavier University of Louisiana
Piotr Chelminski, Providence College
Richard Hoffman, Salisbury University
Daniel Horne, Providence College
Vivian Okere, Providence College
Douglas Peterson, The College of New Jersey
Charles Quigley, Bryant University
Sandra Rahman, Framingham State College
Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University
Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University
Peter Schroth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Bindu Vyas, Kings College
Steven White, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Elizabeth Yobaccio, Bryant University





2004 AIB-NE USA CONFERENCE TRACK CHAIRS

Human Resources and Globalization
Nader Asgary, State University of New York-Geneseo

Dynamics of Trade and Investment in Emerging Markets
Bindu Vyas, King's College

International Marketing Strategies
Charles Quigley, Bryant University
Sanjay Putrevu, Bryant University

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Businesses
Sandra S. Rahman, Framingham State College

Exporting and Importing Strategies
D. Steven White, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Global Business
Peter W. Schroth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Multinational Finance and Banking
Betty Yobaccio, Bryant University

International Business Education
Charlotte B. Broaden, Xavier University of Louisiana

Multinational Management and Strategic Alliances
Rajib Sanyal, The College of New Jersey

WTO, Multilateral Financial Institutions, and Capital Markets
Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University

Technology and the Globalization of World Business
Joseph P. Aiyeku, Chair, Salem State College

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Emerging Countries
Charles Blankson, Long Island University
Chris Mbah, Cornerstone University





Academy of International Business -- Northeast USA
2004 Annual Conference October 7 - 9, 2004


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2004

5:00 -7:00 PM
Registration

6:00 -7:30PM
Welcome Reception -- Hosted by Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs, Bryant University
Location: Admission Atrium, Unistructure

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2004

8:00-9:00AM
Breakfast

8:00-4:30PM
Registration
Location: Grand Hall, Bello Center

9:00-10:15 AM
PLENARY SESSION
LOCATION: GRAND HALL, BELLO CENTER

Keynote Speakers:Gene M. Smith
Smith Brandon International
"Business Intelligence in the Global Economy"

and
Harry B. Brandon
Smith Brandon International
"International Security - Living and Working in the Global Economy"

10:15-10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Location: Grand Hall, Bello Center

10:30 AM-11:45 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION 1A: INTERNATIONAL INVESTING DECISIONS
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Vivian Okere, Providence College

What Role Do International Funds Play in Your Mutual Fund Portfolio?
Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University
Elizabeth Yobaccio, Bryant University
Miranda Lam Detzler, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Long Memory in the Volatility of an Emerging Equity Market: The Case of Turkey
Hakan Saraglu, Bryant University
Robert DiSario, Bryant University
Joseph McCarthy, Bryant University
Hsi Li, Bryant University

Political Risk with Corrupt Agents: Some Research Hypotheses
Arvind K. Jain, Corcordia University

SESSION 1B: PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES AND THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2A
Session Chair: Douglas Peterson, The College of New Jersey

The American Jobs, The American Dollars
Narendra C. Bhandari, Pace University

Chapter 11 of US Bankruptcy Code: A Boon for American Corporations to Maintain Business Sustainability
Subhrendu Bhattacharya, National Louis University

SESSION 1C: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, FRANCHISING, AND INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2B
Session Chair: Charles Quigley, Bryant University

Country of Origin Effect: Do Consumers Know Where Products Are Made And Does It Matter?
Piotr Chelminski, Providence College
Daniel Horne, Providence College

Changes in Worldwide Franchising: 1993-2001
Richard Hoffman, Salisbury University
John F. Preble, University of Delaware

The Influence of Localized Advertising on Buyer Behavior in the European Union: Shock Them with Their Own Culture
Ronald Cooperman, City University of New York

12:00 PM-1:30 PM
LUNCHEON
LOCATION: GRAND HALL, BELLO CENTER

Keynote Speaker:Thomas Tanury, Chairman and President,
Tanury Industries, Lincoln, RI

Sponsored by the John H. Chafee Center for
International Business, Bryant University

1:45 PM-3:00 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION 2A: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS I: SUPPLY CHAIN AND MICROFINANCE
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Piotr Chelminski, Providence College

Supply Chain Management in Sub-Saharan Africa and Pacific Rim Asia: A Question of Infrastructure
Michael L. Avery, Northwestern College, Iowa
Elizabeth A. Rivers, Walden University

The Challenges of Microfinance Impact Analysis and Administration
Chris Mbah, Cornerstone University
Alphonso Ogbuehi, Bryant University
Marc McIntosh, Argosy University

SESSION 2B: DYNAMICS OF BILATERAL TRADE WITH EMERGING MARKETS
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2A
Session Chair: Bindu Vyas, Kings College

Opportunities and Challenges: USA-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Saad Laraqui, University of Maryland, University College

United States - India Intra-Industry Trade Dynamics
E.M. Ekanayake, Bethune-Cookman College
Amit Mukherjee, Bethune-Cookman College

SESSION 2C: IMPORT AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2B
Session Chair: Steven White, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

International Origin and Destination of Seafood: Investigating East Coast Seafood Processors
Godwin Ariguzo, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Jack Chopoorian, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Service Exporting to Emerging Markets: Cross-Cultural Considerations
Raj G. Javalgi, Cleveland State University
Robert F. Scherer, Cleveland State University

Contextual and Operational Determinants of Export Performance of Companies in Europe
Joao Pedro Almeida Couto, University of the Azores, Portugal
Maria Teresa Borges Tiago, University of the Azores, Portugal
Jose Cabral Vieira, University of the Azores, Portugal
Mario Amaral Fortuna, University of the Azores, Portugal

3:00 PM-3:15 PM
Refreshment Break
Location: Bryant Center

3:15 PM-4:30 PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION 3A: PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZATIONS AND PERFORMANCE
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2A
Session Chair: Nadar Asgary, SUNY-Geneseo

Why CEO International Experience Leads to Improved Firm Performance
David J. Boggs, Saint Louis University
Peter Magnusson, Saint Louis University

A Cross-Cultural Study of Employees' Perceptions of Their Organization's Support
M. Jane Crabtree, Benedictine University

SESSION 3B: GLOBALIZATION, JOB SATISFACTION, AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2B
Session Chair: Peter Schroth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Culture, Planning and Performance: An Empirical Examination
Richard Hoffman, Salisbury University

Applying Family Homeostasis Theory to Global Business: Family Therapy and the Expatriate Cycle
Nader Asgary, SUNY College at Geneseo
Alf H. Walle, Erskine College

Field Research Involving Measurement of Job Satisfaction and Commitment among Workers in China
Douglas Peterson, The College of New Jersey

Session Discussant: Usha Dasari, Southern New Hampshire University

SESSION 3C: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT PATTERNS IN EMERGING MARKETS
Location: Bello Center - Classroom 102
Session Chair: Daniel Horne, Providence College

Dynamics of FDI in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gladys M. Torres-Baumgarten, Kean University

Foreign Direct Investment Risk Profiles and Strategic Maps for Entry Mode Decisions in Emerging Markets
Kofi Afriyie, Sacred Heart University

Session Discussant: Charles Malgwi, Bentley College

4:30PM-5:30PM
Annual AIB-Northeast USA Business Meeting
Location: Bello Center - Room 102

5:30PM-6:30PM
Pre-Dinner Reception
Location: Grand Hall Foyer, Bello Center

6:30PM-8:30PM
Dinner & Recognition Banquet
Location: Grand Hall, Bello Center



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2004

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM-12 Noon
Registration
Location: Grand Hall Foyer, Bello Center

9:00 AM-10:15 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION 4A: BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Sandra Rahman, Framingham State College

Bribery, Anti-Bribery Laws, and Outward U.S. Foreign Direct Investment
Subarna K. Samanta, The College of New Jersey
Rajib Sanyal, The College of New Jersey

Termites in the House: Notes on the Illusion of Substance in the UN Convention Against Corruption
Peter Schroth, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Session Discussant: Felix Abeson, Coppin State University

SESSION 4B: ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN EMERGING MARKETS
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2A
Session Chair: Massood Samii, Southern New Hampshire University

The International Diffusion of E-commerce in Emerging Markets: Patterns of Organizational Ecology
Rajshekhar (Raj) G. Javalgi, Cleveland State University
Robert F. Scherer, Cleveland State University
Patricia R. Todd, The Lubrizol Corporation

The Development of Small Business in Central Europe
David M. Jacobson, Salem State College

Session Discussant: John Clarry, The College of New Jersey

SESSION 4C: PARADIGMS AND PERSPECTIVES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2B
Session Chair: Charlotte B. Broaden, Xavier University of Louisiana

Broadening the Perspectives of Global Business: New Paradigm Exploration in International Management
Douglas K. Peterson, The College of New Jersey

The Drama of Globalization: Students Teaching Through Simulations
Maureen Maguire Lewis, Duke University

A Global Service Operations Management Project
John K. Visich, Bryant University
Angela Wicks, Bryant University

10:15 AM-10:30 AM
Refreshment Break
Bryant Center

10:30 AM-11:45 AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

SESSION 5A: ISSUES IN OUTSOURCING
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Joseph F. Aiyeku, Salem State College

Selective Global Information Technology Outsourcing: A Practitioner/Scholar Perspective
Rodney R. Yates Smith, Argosy University

High-Tech Outsourcing: A Benefit-Cost Framework
Cameron Gordon,
City University of New York, College of Staten Island
Alan Zimmerman,
City University of New York, College of Staten Island

SESSION 5B: FINANCIAL REPORTING IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2A
Session Chair: Elizabeth Yobaccio, Bryant University

Book Value, Sales and Stock Valuation
Lianzan Xu, William Patterson University of New Jersey
Francis Cai, William Patterson University of New Jersey

Properties of Individual Analysts' Earnings Forecasts for the Turkish Stock Market
Murat Aydogdu, Bryant University
Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University

Measuring and Managing the Foreign Exchange Exposure of Chinese Companies: A Preliminary Assessment
Patrick J. Schena, Tufts University

SESSION 5C: EMPIRICAL STUDIES IN IT AND PRIVATIZATION STRUCTURES
Location: Bryant Center - Meeting Room 2B
Session Chair: Kofi Afriyie, Sacred Heart University

The Impact of Information Technology on International Trade: An Empirical Test
Shouhong Wang, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Hai Wang, Saint Mary's University

The Influence of Per Capita Income as a Predictive Risk Factor in Relation to Piracy Rates of Commercial Software Products
Brad Allen, Southern New Hampshire University

Structuring Telecommunication Privatization Plans
Leslie Kathleen Williams, California State University-Los Angeles

SESSION 5D: EMPIRICAL STUDIES IN MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LATIN AMERICA
Location: Bello Center - Classroom 102
Session Chair: Richard Hoffman, Salisbury University

Regional Strategies and Globalization: The Case of the Automotive Industry in Mexico
John Clarry, The College of New Jersey

Perceived Environmental Uncertainty and Marketing Strategy Post-Crisis: Exploratory Study of the Argentine Automotive Industry
Kristy Rae Petty, University of Scranton
Juan Florin, Bryant University

A Factor Analytical Study of the Managerial Philosophy of the Grupos Económicos
Carmen Leonor Martínez-López,
The City University of New York / BMCC

Session Discussant: Charles Blankson, Long Island University

12:00PM-1:45 PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON
LOCATION: GRAND HALL, BELLO CENTER

Keynote Speaker:Donald R. Lessard, Deputy Dean & The Epoch Foundation
Professor of International Management,
Sloan School of Management,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:00 PM
ADJOURNMENT!
See you in Cleveland, Ohio for 2005 AIB-NE Conference




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