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41. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Brian Toyne Contributions of International Business to the International Dimension of Business and Society Debate
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42. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Richard McGowan Tabacalera, S.A.: A Study of the Spanish Cigarette industry and its entry in to the EEC
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43. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Diana Dodd-McCue, Martha L. Reiner Avtex Fibers Inc. and Pollution: Limits of Regulation and Self-Regulation
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44. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Delavar G. Shenas Socio-economic Effects of Self-Help Housing Projects in Imperial County, California
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Imperial County, primarily an agricultural area, has the highest unemployment, and high school dropout rates in California today. The average wages are also among the lowest in the country. Due to lack of competition and many other factors, the commercial housing (developed by the private sector) is not affordable by the majority of working people. The public sector's efforts are either very limited or non-existent! Thus, the "visible poor", the homeless. consequently, "are the natural victims of a Darwinian struggle for survival."Along with an overview of low-income housing crisis, this study investigates the effects of "self-help housing" projects on the following areas: elimination of slums and blight; creation of new and affordable housing for purchase; real estate tax-base effect; creation of sales taxes due to construction; maintaining of employment or creation of new jobs due to the construction; and the participants' higher chances of (more permanent) employment due to new skills learned during the construction process. The research will also look at some other indirect aspects/effects resulted from the constructions in these communities as well (i.e., "pride of ownership", loan-payment patterns of the construction participants, etc.).
45. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Jann W. Carpenter Ethical Dissimilarities as a Variable in International Business Transactions: A Preliminary Report on the Japanese-American Experience
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Cultural Dissonance in transnational business negotiations has been suggested as an important factor in determining outcomes of negotiations. The sources of dissonance in cross-cultural relations have never been agreed upon. Some have suggested that conflicts in inividual negotiation styles, or roles within the group of negotiators, are causes of dissonance. This study suggests that dissonance is more complex and results when behaviors are viewed from cross and in-culture perspectives. This research attempts to say what specific cultural traits cause cross-cultural dissonance for Japanese and American negotiators.Japanese and American business persons reported that international, cross-cultural negotiations with each other ware most different from in-culture negotiations due to their respective lower levels of confidence. Both groups were asked to give examples of the conduct of their opposites which lessen trust and confidence. The responses were classified into groups and subjected to content and cluster analysis. The content results suggest that culture differences having to do with behaviors during negotiations lessened trust and confidence on both sides. Specific behaviors, some culturally determined, were identified and rank ordered. Further, content analysis is suggested that these cultural behaviors were viewed by the opposing sides as ethical issues affecting the willingness of the parties to close a deal. The cluster analys is suggested that both national groups were very different in terms of what affected their respective trust and confidence, but within national groups fairly homogeneous. It also appeared that more experience in cross-culture negotiations tended to lessen negotiator concerns for culturaI-ethicaI issues, and heightened interest in the deal mechanics.The content analysis is further suggested that both Japanese and American business negotiators are not ethically sensitive to ethical issues outside the deal under negotiation. No larger social ethical issues were cited by either side as affecting levels of trust and confidence in cross-cultural negotiations.
46. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
G. Eric Hansen Elite Formation and Contribution in Transnational Business Contexts: The Case of the European Community
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47. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Jeffrey Gale Global Markets and National Regulation: The Extraterratorial Application of Competition Rules
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48. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society: 1990
Luis R. Gomez-Majia, Allison M. Hendrick Fostering an Integrative Dominant Paradigm of Social Responsibility in Maquiladora Industries: A Cross-cultural Perspective of Management Issuss
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The growth of maquiladoras, or "twin plants," along the U.S.-Mexico border has been hailed as a potential positive contribution to the economic health of both nations. For U.S. firms the close proximity to a low-cost labor market is seen as an effective within-hemisphere response to global price competition. For Mexico, maquiladoras are seen as an opportunity for job creation and attendant increased living standards for a population segment. For both countries maquiladoras have emerged to be ventures with responsibilities and allegiances to sometimes conflicting paradigms of social responsibility. The different and culturally-influenced schemata of U.S. and Mexican nanagers have further exacerbated attempts to identify a "common ground" of management agreement toward the salient social issues for corporate response. This paper traces the theoretical development of "dominant logic," then proposes a research methodology to test the existence of differing dominant logics among U.S. and Mexican managers of maquiladoras.