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Advancing the design of concepts for international business management with contexts in capital investment markets

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 14th Vaasa Conference on International Business
Subtitle of host publication23 - 25 August, 2017
EditorsJorma Larimo
Place of PublicationVaasa, Finland
PublisherUniversity of Vaasa
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2017
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


Period1/01/00 → …


The aim of this paper is to advance the design of international business (IB) management concepts with contexts embedded within capital investment markets (CIMs) across the globe. This paper is part of the on-going reviewing of research on CIMs-based business management (BM). So far, the reviewing has resulted in the identification of 77 concepts published during the years 1990-2016. Focal firms have their home bases in the OECD countries plus in Hong
Kong and Singapore due to the heritage of the British Commonwealth. Within the 77-concept platform, there are only 21 (27%) IB management concepts, i.e., the authors have designed them along the international dimension. There are 6 (8%) high-degree concepts, 10 (13%) medium-degree concepts, and 5 (6%) low-degree concepts. The high-degree concepts may serve as blocks in theory building. It is proposed that concept designers adopt the necessary
Dimensions 1-4 in order to produce theoretically advanced and practically useful CIMs-based IB management concepts, i.e., (1) content-free frames of reference on managing single business, (2) schools of thought on generic BM, (3) theoretical approaches to IB (research), and (4) contexts embedded within international CIMs. Concept designers should adopt these four dimensions pairwise, via Couplings 1-5, during their respective design processes. It is
envisioned that IB researchers, CIMs-focused researchers, and IB managers initiate cross-disciplinary and academia-industry research programs on CIMs-based IB management.


  • Capital investments, concepts, construction, international business, management, markets,

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