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John Luiz
University of Cape Town
106Publications
18H-index
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How multinational corporations (MNCs) manage knowledge and engage in product innovation diffusion is a central theme of study within international management, and it raises the tension of balancing global integration and local responsiveness, which is the subject of this paper. It uses a qualitative research methodology based on a case study of a MNC from the pharmaceutical industry. We demonstrate the value of a funnel and network structure for diffusion which capitalises upon the global resour...
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We express our unease with one-sided invitations into the Northern mainstream, as well as with Southern critics’ retreat into indigenous enclaves of organizational scholarship. We use this dichotomy to theorize the role of context in organizational theorizing by linking scholarly conversations on context, analogical reasoning, and problematizing assumptions. This creates the opportunity to more carefully consider how not just our theoretical backgrounds but also our contextual life-worlds provid...
#1John Luiz (University of Sussex)H-Index: 18
#2Brian Ganson (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 2
Last.Achim Wennmann (HEI: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)H-Index: 5
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Our objective is to advance the understanding of the nexus between business environment reform (BER) and conflict, fragility, and underdevelopment. We examine the evidence and the lessons of BER in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS), based on the experience of four African countries (Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Ethiopia) that have or are transitioning from a fragile environment to greater stability and more sustained economic growth. We use a qualitative case study approach that d...
#1Michael ChibbaH-Index: 5
#2John LuizH-Index: 18
•In this treatise, the central question addressed is: does the business environment entail a complex nexus of political economy and other factors (government, business, ideology, and leadership) that may or may not manifest convergence? Also, the role of metrics and data is appropriately discussed. • Current theories fail to impart an understanding of what the nature of the business environment is, as well as the multifaceted nexus and convergence (or divergence) that it may entail. • The streng...
The purpose of this research is to gain a greater understanding of solutions-driven innovation within an emerging market context, specifically in Africa, and how it can be utilized as a strategy by multinational enterprises to address institutional voids in these markets. Through a qualitative case study of UBER and their expansion into Africa, the study integrates the literature on strategy and innovation as a vehicle for overcoming institutional voids in the process of internationalization. We...
#1Michael ChibbaH-Index: 5
#2Michael ChibbaH-Index: 1
Last.John LuizH-Index: 18
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A comprehensive treatise on inequality from economic, social, business and metrics/data perspectives is lacking in the literature and this treatise fills that void. We posit that: (a) neoclassical economics has failed to address inequality within nations; (b) the social theories on inequality are of ancillary importance; (c) businesses have contributed to inequality in several ways but have also made a positive contribution towards a fairer, more equitable society; (d) data on inequality is not ...
#1Nic Robertson (UCT: University of Cape Town)
#2John Luiz (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 18
Purpose This paper aims to explore the delayed, then accelerated, internationalisation of an emerging multinational enterprise (EMNE), with a particular focus on the media technology sector, and how it exploited complementarities between emerging markets. Design/methodology/approach The research is qualitative in nature and focuses on the expansion of a South African media technology EMNE case study that has a footprint in over 130 countries and has one of the largest market capitalisations of a...
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