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International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy (3 papers in press)


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  • Transaction costs in international production and trade, and the demand for government intervention; a survey amongst entrepreneurs in the Netherlands   Order a copy of this article
    by Ebel Berghuis, Frank Den Butter 
    Abstract: Transaction costs play a major role in international trade and the internationalization of production with fragmented supply chains. A survey among companies in the manufacturing industry and services sector in the Netherlands provides insight into the relative importance of various types of transaction costs when organising production internationally. The survey also provides information about which forms of government interventions in order to reduce transaction costs are to be considered useful and appropriate by the respondents. These answers are confronted with arguments from the theory of public sector economics and of economic diplomacy to reduce transaction costs, for instance by internalising externalities, by promoting knowledge spill-overs and by providing infrastructure with the character of a public good. The survey shows that about half of the respondent companies assess government interventions as important. This assessment holds more or less true for all types of government interventions. rnrn
    Keywords: commercial policy,rnnontariff barriers; rnoutsourcing,rnmanaging transaction costs,rnsurvey analysis,rn economic diplomacy; rncountry branding,rnglobal value chains.

    by Birgit Burböck, Viktoria Kubli, ANITA MAČEK, Vito Bobek 
    Abstract: This paper seeks to investigate the occurrence of a framing effect in advertising messages when confronted with different types of frames. A quantitative study, conducted by the authors showed that positively and negatively framed advertising messages were created for the attribute framing type and the goal framing type. Furthermore, there exist significant differences in human choice behaviour due to the framing of the message in the attribute frame and in the goal frame. Participants in the positive framing condition of the attribute framing experiment reached higher scores to all three measured dimensions than those assigned to the negatively framed advertising message. Also in the goal framing experiment, subjects were found to prefer the positively framed advertising message. These results suggest that a framing effect is occurring in the attribute framing type and in the goal framing type due to the different framing of the advertising message.
    Keywords: framing effect; attribute framing; goal framing; advertising message; human choice behaviour; prospect theory.

  • Diplomatic engagement with transnational corporations: a path to sustainable governance   Order a copy of this article
    by Wilfried Bolewski 
    Abstract: Abstract : Recent empirical studies show that the concept of Corporate Diplomacy is encountering reluctance from the business side for economic, political and educational reasons and from government side due to economic, political and educational objections to participative leadership in foreign affairs. This diplomatic practitioners policy paper takes up the challenges to analyse the causes for reluctance and objections to diplomatic engagement with transnational corporations and points out ways to overcome them through inducements and change of mindset of CEOs as well as government representatives. The challenges of globalization (such as geopolitical shocks, terrorism, politically motivated trade restrictions) provide incentives for collaborative relationships and processes of common crisis management. The author indicates practical steps and missions to follow in the government/business collaboration process to deliver sustainable solutions to joint problems. With the partnered practice of Corporate Diplomacy transnational corporations become envolved in sustainable, whole-of-society governance.rn
    Keywords: Keywords : reluctance to Corporate Diplomacy ; diplomatic engagement with transnational coporporations ; participative leadership ; collaborative partnership ; whole-of-society governance.