This book introduces multidimensional scaling (MDS) and unfolding as data analysis techniques for applied researchers. MDS is used for the analysis of proximity data on a set of objects, representing the data as distances between points in a geometric space (usually of two dimensions). Unfolding is a related method that maps preference data (typically evaluative ratings of different persons on a set of objects) as distances between two sets of points (representing the persons and the objects, resp.).
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Though BRI has been acknowledged as a cross-continent project expected to benefit both sides of the world, the tension and misunderstanding, instead, is, still in dominance, particularly for practitioners to act. I would like to propose my view of solutions from theoretical and practical perspectives. My motivation and hope, is, to offer some insights and implications to my audience, in order to facilitate the process of rethinking about our shared traits — particularly human kind's shared traits in difference-but-in-common.
In this chapter, I reflect on my research on expatriation and cross-cultural interactions over the past four decades. I have characterized it as voyages of self-discovery, as my research questions have been framed by my own experiences in growing up in a bicultural environment in Hong Kong and subsequent relocation to North America. My research findings have helped
me understand the what, why, and how of my encounters and observations in the context of international assignments and cross-cultural encounters. The chapter then focuses on my 1981 publication that presented a contingency paradigm of selection and training that generated substantial interest in expatriation. While the contingency paradigm is essentially valid today, I
outline four developments that have taken place since then – war for talent, greying of the labor force, rise of emerging markets, and need for global orientation – that necessitate new perspectives in understanding human resource management in the global context. I then allude to how I would rewrite my 1981 paper differently in light of these changes.
Writing a professional text that is easy to read? Many students find this challenging. The Academic Writing Skills for Economics and Business Administration teaches how to get there. The book may be used as a source of reference. The online course is available on www.academicwritingskillsforeconomics.com It breaks down the writing process into different skills (Diskits) like structuring, quoting, sentence structure and argumentation. For each skill, students get instruction, rules of thumb and several short exercises. The combination of both clearly explained skills and exercises for practicing has resulted in an effective training course.
Brexit will lead to a partial migration of financial firms from London to the EU27. This Policy Contribution provides a comparison between London and four major cities that will host most of the new EU27 wholesale market: Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam. It gives a detailed picture of the wholesale markets, the largest players in these markets and the underlying clearing infrastructure. It also provides data on professional services and innovation.
Although research on business model innovation is flourishing internationally, many important questions on the 'how', 'what', and 'when' of this process remain largely unanswered, particularly in regard to the role of top management. This book answers some of those pressing questions by taking a deliberately managerial perspective.
A Guide to Modern Econometrics, Fifth Edition has become established as a highly successful textbook. It serves as a guide to alternative techniques in econometrics with an emphasis on intuition and the practical implementation of these approaches. This fifth edition builds upon the success of its predecessors. The text has been carefully checked and updated, taking into account recent developments and insights. It includes new material on casual inference, the use and limitation of p-values, instrumental variables estimation and its implementation, regression discontinuity design, standardized coefficients, and the presentation of estimation results.
The Wicked Problems Plaza is an intellectual concept developed by Professor Rob van Tulder of the
Partnerships Resource Centre (PrC) at Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University.
WPP methodologies are at the moment being further fine-tuned, tested and customised in collaboration
with the New World Campus (NWC) in The Hague. The NWC is a hub for entrepreneurs, researchers,
development practitioners and investors who work together on global issues relating to sustainability and
international development. This booklet was written by Rianne van Asperen and Rob van Tulder with input
from Marieke de Wal and Wilma Roozenboom, as well as a large number of participants in Wicked Problems
sessions over the 2015–2016 period. The graphics are designed by Jaimy Hartman; the photos are by
Jaimy Hartman, Chris Gorzeman, Judith Hemerdink and Rianne van Asperen.
The extant body of scholarly work on multinational Enterprises (MNEs) has been hampered by an inevitable selection bias. With the majority of MNEs coming from developed countries, theories of international business have been informed mainly by the study of (large) corporations from countries or regions such as the United States, Europe and later Japan.
Subsequent empirical studies have also regularly suffered from a confirmation bias - the tendency to search inductively for particular information and to interpret such information in a way that confirms existing hypotheses, while giving comparatively less consideration to alternative research avenues. The growing importance in the world economy of ‘emerging economies’, accompanied by the large-scale appearance of MNEs from these countries, has not only widened the empirical basis of research but has also made it increasingly important to augment international business theory.