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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)

The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.

 


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email: jjmf@ubi.pt
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

Board of directors and the internationalization process: the case of Romania
9 : Special Issue: knowledge strategies, decision making and IT in emergent economies ( 2013-09 )

Abstract:

This paper attempts to describe the relationship between some board composition (board size, board age, CEO-duality and female representation) and the internationalization strategy in Romanian firms. The data for our study was collected through secondary sources and was aimed at a sample of companies listed at Bucharest Stock Exchange (BSE). We had included in our survey both companies that were pursuing an international strategy and companies that were showing no interest for the internationalization process. The degree of international involvement of the listed companies was assessed through two dimensions: propensity for export and export intensity. The results of the analysis show that the internationalization path followed by the Romanian listed companies is not influenced in any way by board of directors. However, the number of years that the companies are listed on the stock exchange is a good predictor of internationalization.  

Author(s): Ovidiu-Niculae Bordean - Romania - Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Anca Borza - Romania - Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Keywords: cBoard of directors, internationalization strategy, export propensity, export intensity, corporate governance
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