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Spillovers from FDI and local networks: The importance of transactional linkages and vertical keiretsu in Japan (2014)
Journal Article
Kimino, S., Driffield, N., & Saal, D. (2014). Spillovers from FDI and local networks: The importance of transactional linkages and vertical keiretsu in Japan. Multinational business review, 22(2), 176-193. doi:10.1108/mbr-01-2014-0004

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance of host country networks and organisation of production in the context of international technology transfer that accompanies foreign direct investment (FDI). Design/methodology/approach... Read More

Do Keiretsu Really Hinder FDI into Japanese Manufacturing? (2012)
Journal Article
Kimino, S., Driffield, N., & Saal, D. (2012). Do Keiretsu Really Hinder FDI into Japanese Manufacturing?. International journal of the economics of business, 19(3), 377-395. https://doi.org/10.1080/13571516.2012.715273

This paper examines an issue that has received considerable comment but little analysis. It has often been argued that the presence of the keiretsu in Japan has been instrumental in deterring multinational firms from entering Japan, though evidence f... Read More

Interlocking directorships and firm performance in highly regulated sectors: The moderating impact of board diversity (2012)
Journal Article
Kaczmarek, S., Kimino, S., & Pye, A. (2014). Interlocking directorships and firm performance in highly regulated sectors: The moderating impact of board diversity. Journal of Management and Governance, 18(2), 347-372. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10997-012-9228-3

Interlocking directorships are a pervasive element of the corporate landscape. Academic literature documents many examples of spreading business practices and strategic outcomes through this form of inter-organizational connectedness. Yet, the findin... Read More

Antecedents of board composition: The role of nomination committees (2012)
Journal Article
Kaczmarek, S., Kimino, S., & Pye, A. (2012). Antecedents of board composition: The role of nomination committees. Corporate governance, 20(5), 474-489. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2012.00913.x

Manuscript Type: Empirical Research Question/Issue: The global financial crisis in 2008 has generated increasing recognition of the importance of board diversity reflected amidst the capabilities and skills of directors on a board. As the primary... Read More

Board task-related faultlines and firm performance: A decade of evidence (2011)
Journal Article
Kaczmarek, S., Kimino, S., & Pye, A. (2012). Board task-related faultlines and firm performance: A decade of evidence. Corporate governance, 20(4), 337-351. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8683.2011.00895.x

Manuscript Type: Empirical Research Question/Issue: To what extent can group faultlines and their potential value‐destroying effects be detected on corporate boards? Task‐related attributes of the type of directorship, education, board tenure, and... Read More

Macro determinants of FDIn inflows to Japan: An analysis of source country characteristics (2007)
Journal Article
Kimino, S., Saal, D. S., & Driffield, N. (2007). Macro determinants of FDIn inflows to Japan: An analysis of source country characteristics. The World economy, 30(3), 446-469. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01001.x

This paper examines the source country determinants of FDI into Japan. The paper highlights certain methodological and theoretical weaknesses in the previous literature and offers some explanations for hitherto ambiguous results. Specifically, the pa... Read More