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Matilde D'Amelio
Polytechnic University of Milan
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#1Paola Garrone (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 13
#2Lucia Piscitello (University of Reading)H-Index: 25
Last.Matilde D'Amelio (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Despite their unprecedented growth, developing countries still face severe problems in the provision of collective goods. Electricity, whose provision is scarce or unreliable in most developing regions, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, is an emblematic case. The reason for this shortage is not only imputable to the lack of effective formal institutions, but also to the inefficacy of informal institutions in enabling alternative solutions for the production, transmission and distributio...
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
#2Paola GarroneH-Index: 13
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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#1Matilde D'Amelio (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
#2Paola Garrone (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 13
Last.Lucia Piscitello (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 25
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This paper examines the role that multinational enterprises (MNEs) and foreign direct investments (FDI) can have in enhancing the access to electricity for local communities in developing countries based on the quality of home and host institutions. Access to electricity is a marker for development but it is far from being universal in developing countries. The shortage of electricity is mainly the consequence of inability of governments in planning, financing, and developing necessary electrici...
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
#2Paola GarroneH-Index: 13
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing epochal changes, arguably becoming the new frontier for business. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) wishing to operate there need to adopt legitimation strategies, showing their social and long-term commitment with local context. We argue that, a viable approach would be promoting access to electricity for local population. However, MNEs will be more able to implement this strategy whenever from countries institutionally closer, as they are more likely to posses...
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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#1Matilde D'Amelio (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
#2Paola Garrone (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 13
Last.Lucia Piscitello (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 25
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Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing epochal changes, arguably becoming the new frontier for business. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) wishing to operate there need to adopt legitimation strategies, showing their social and long-term commitment with local context. We argue that, a viable approach would be promoting access to electricity for local population. However, MNEs will be more able to implement this strategy whenever from countries institutionally closer, as they are more likely to posses...
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
#2Paola GarroneH-Index: 13
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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Access to electricity is a marker for development but it is far from being universal in developing countries. In this context, multinational enterprises (MNEs) could play a role, especially if the country suffers from institutional voids. Using a panel of 1500 home-host country pairs, observed from 2005 to 2011, we show that MNEs promote access to electricity by deploying electricity infrastructures. This is more likely true if they come from institutionally weak environments. Thus, electricity ...
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#1Emanuela ColomboH-Index: 15
#2Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
#2Paola GarroneH-Index: 13
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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#1Matilde D'AmelioH-Index: 2
#2Paola GarroneH-Index: 13
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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