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Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (JIBED)

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  • Understanding the National Innovation System: a bibliometric analysis approach   Order a copy of this article
    by Shiwangi Singh, Sanjay Dhir, Viput Ongsakul 
    Abstract: This paper aims to understand the evolution and different perspective of the National Innovation System (NIS) studies. The extant literature on the quantitative development of the is scant. Therefore, it becomes necessary to encapsulate the periodical trends and development of the national innovation system. Bibliometric analysis can be used to analyse divergent views and trace the evolution of topic. This study provides a comprehensive overview of NIS studies using the Scopus database for 31 years from 1990 to 2021 in the 'Business, Management, and Accounting' area for 736 articles. This study identifies the most studied keywords and keyword co-occurrences, which further helped to group them into four clusters, namely antecedents, industry, region, and output/impact. It is suggested that once in a decade, the analysis could be performed to trace their development and impact. The result of this study will help in the advancement of the field.
    Keywords: National Innovation System; bibliometric analysis; innovation clusters; global knowledge; antecedents; output.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2022.10058162
  • How does family firm heterogeneity affect CEO compensation   Order a copy of this article
    by Paulo Neto, Antonio Cerqueira, Elísio Brandão 
    Abstract: This study aimed to understand how CEO compensation in family firms is influenced by their heterogeneity dimensions. Using a sample of companies listed in the S&P 500 index, between 2007 and 2016, the results of this study show that CEO compensation is higher when the family representation is multiple and when the CEO is professional. In addition, it is shown that the compensation of professional CEOs is less sensitive to the number of family representatives on the board and that family firms are more effective in keeping CEO compensation under control than non-family firms. The findings of this study contribute to the literature on the governance of family firms by identifying the features that make them more effective in terms of CEO compensation.
    Keywords: family firms; heterogeneity dimensions; generational stage; family representation; family CEO; professional CEO; CEO compensation; agency theory; stewardship theory; corporate governance.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2024.10064410
  • Comparative analysis of conventional and artificial intelligence forecasting models for international tourist arrivals in three metropolitan hubs   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammed Al Shehhi, Andreas Karathanasopolous, Mohamed Osman, Ibrahim Tabche 
    Abstract: This study attempts to forecast the arrivals of international tourists to three major cities, New York, Singapore and Dubai, based on data procured before the Covid-19 pandemic was declared. We apply four distinct forecasting models: two conventional linear models, namely exponential smoothing and SARIMA, and two advanced non-linear models, specifically the Prophet with Fourier transformation and LSTM using deep learning techniques. We used monthly arrival data spanning from January 2001 to December 2017. Our findings reveal the superior forecasting performance of LSTM neural networks over dynamic regression with Fourier, resulting in a substantial reduction in error rates ranging from 20% to 60%. Notably, SARIMA outperformed conventional models in certain assessments. Despite their accuracy, these models retain generalisability, which is also a significant advance for practitioners such as policymakers and decision makers. This enhanced forecasting capability empowers decision-makers to plan infrastructure and human resource requirements with increased confidence in future endeavours.
    Keywords: forecasting tourism arrivals; SARIMA; Holt-Winters TES; dynamic harmonic regression; DHR; long short-term memory; LSTM deep learning; machine learning; ML.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2024.10064927
  • Sport sponsorships announcements and stock returns: the case of social sponsorships   Order a copy of this article
    by Abdullah Almashayekhi 
    Abstract: Companies invest heavily in sporting activities; however, stock market responses to such investments remain mixed. This study explores how sport sponsorships announcements impact stock returns and whether social sponsorships generate higher stock returns than commercial sponsorships for sport sponsorships. This study employs event study methodology to investigate investors' immediate response to sport sponsorship announcements. By examining 223 sports sponsorship announcements, the findings indicate a positive stock market response to sports sponsorship announcements estimated at 0.81% uplift in the stock price of the announcing firm. Furthermore, social sponsorships, such as sponsoring the Special Olympics, generate more positive stock returns than commercial sponsorships, emphasising the importance of social sponsorship. Finally, the availability of slack resources decreases the positive returns of social sponsorships, while the sponsor marketing intensity enhances the positive returns of social sponsorships. These results highlight the importance of considering various sponsorship opportunities to maximise stock returns.
    Keywords: sports sponsorships; corporate social performance; social investments; personal and social responsibility; event study; stock returns.
    DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2024.10065297