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| December 24, 2015

Dynamics of International Strategy Assignment 2: Data analysis (20 marks)

 

Implementation

 

 

 

Subsidiary Financial Performance

Business

Distance

H3 (+)

 

H1 (+)

 

 

H2 (+)

 

 

For the data analysis, you are required to perform the following tasks:

  1. Scale reliability test, reporting Alpha coefficients for each variable with brief interpretation.
  2. Aggregate items scores of measurement items for each variable.
  3. Produce mean scores and standard deviation for each variable.
  4. Produce correlation table with brief interpretation.
  5. Mean centre scores for each variable.
  6. Perform Moderated Hierarchical Regression analysis.
  7. Present results in a table.
  8. Draw graphics showing moderation effects (use excel file provided).
  9. Interpret results.
  10. Draw a conclusion.

 

Note: You need to report the results for Task 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. For the reporting format, please follow the JWB journal article:

Jiang, F., & Stening, B. W. (2013). Do indigenous firms incur a liability of localness when operating in their home market? The case of China. Journal of World Business, 48(4), 478-489.

 

 

 

 

Data Coding:

Business Distance (BD): (1) legal/political system – BD1, (2) market structure – BD2, (3) economic environment – BD3, (4) business practices – BD4, (5) language – BD5.

 

Cultural Distance (CD): (1) power distance – CD1, (2) individualism – CD2, (3) masculinity – CD3, (4) uncertainty avoidance – CD4, (5) long-term orientation – CD5.

 

Implementation of headquarters’ practices (IM): (1) the headquarters practice as a whole – IM1, (2) leadership (e.g., work area objectives) – IM2, (3) information and analysis – IM3, (4) planning (e.g., overall strategic business planning) – IM4, (5) people (e.g., authority to make decisions, training) – IM5, (6) process management (e.g., problem prevention) – IM6, (7) business results (e.g., improvement) – IM7, (8) customer focus and satisfaction – IM8.

 

Subsidiary financial performance (PERF): (1) return on investment – PERF1, (2) profitability – PERF2, (3) cash flow – PERF3, (4) productivity – PERF4.

 

Control variables:

  • State ownership in headquarters (HSO)
  • Employee number (Hemployeescale)
  • Industry (Hindustrydummy)
  • Total asset (Hassetscale)
  • FDI amount (HamountFDI)
  • English level (HEnglish)

 

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