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 .

  • The updates are as follows:

  • The most critical change is that I have updated the scales to include scores for 1995, 2005 and 2015

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Good luck.

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

    Melbourne Business School
    The University of Melbourne
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