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Hi Everyone

  *   One of the minor blessings (for me) in this Covid-disrupted year is that I have had time to update the psychic distance stimuli scales that Amal Karunaratna and I published in our 2006 JIBS article.  The revised scales are available from www.dow.net.au<http://www.dow.net.au> .
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The purpose of this web-site: The first, and more general purpose of this web-site is to help publicize my research efforts, and thereby encourage and facilitate collaboration with other international business (IB) researchers.
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The updates are as follows:
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  *   The most critical change is that I have updated the scales to include scores for 1995, 2005 and 2015.
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  *   Second, I have expanded the set to cover 150 countries , and mildly revised the selection of countries to more accurately reflect the major economies. However, with the latest iteration, I have structured it so that additional countries can be added.  Thus, if you desperately need coverage of an additional country, please contact me directly.
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  *   Third, I have finally given in to requests to create a formative factor that represents the combination of all five of my dimensions.  I have used the Mahalanobis Distance approach as recommended by Berry, Guillen & Zhou (JIBS, 2010).
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  *   Good luck.


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Douglas Dow
Professor in Business Strategy
Centre for the Practice of International Business
Research webpage:  www.dow.net.au<http://www.dow.net.au>

Melbourne Business School
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