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Asmund Rygh
University of Manchester
8Publications
4H-index
56Citations
Publications 8
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Published on May 15, 2019in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
Birgitte Grogaard5
Estimated H-index: 5
(BI Norwegian Business School),
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Gabriel R.G. Benito24
Estimated H-index: 24
(BI Norwegian Business School)
We use internalization theory to analyze the establishment and entry mode decisions of state-owned (SOE) and privately owned (POE) enterprises. We enrich internalization theory by building on insights from economic theory of corporate governance and taking into account particular characteristics of SOEs such as non-economic motivations, long-term orientation, and different risk preferences. We examine foreign entries over a 10-year period in the Canadian oil and gas industry. This single-country...
Published on Jan 1, 2019
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Manchester)
Rygh reviews 134 studies related to state-owned multinational enterprises (SOMNEs) published over five decades. The reviewed studies demonstrate effects of state ownership on international business decisions such as foreign market entry mode and host-country location. However, effects are mixed and context seems to play a key role. The review also demonstrates that we still know little about important issues such as SOMNEs’ international performance and the effects SOMNEs have on home and host c...
Published on Jun 1, 2018in Management International Review 2.69
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Manchester),
Gabriel R.G. Benito24
Estimated H-index: 24
(BI Norwegian Business School)
Transaction cost theory (TCT) plays a major role in theorizing about the boundaries of the multinational enterprise (MNE), and is increasingly being applied to intra-MNE governance. We apply TCT to capital structure decisions for MNE subsidiaries. According to TCT, equity and debt are not just financial instruments, but alternative governance structures. Equity is useful for projects involving specific assets that do not serve well as collateral, and for knowledge intensive activities where info...
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
Purpose The paper investigates theoretically the potential welfare effects of state owned enterprise (SOE) international operations. Design/methodology/approach The paper is conceptual, applying standard economics state ownership theory based on agency theory and incomplete contracts theory to different forms of SOE cross-border operations. Findings When private firms are risk-averse or financially constrained, or when writing complete contracts and making credible commitments is not possible, s...
Published on Nov 1, 2016in Global Strategy Journal 2.73
Gabriel R.G. Benito24
Estimated H-index: 24
(BI Norwegian Business School),
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Manchester),
Randi Lunnan12
Estimated H-index: 12
(BI Norwegian Business School)
Plain language summary We investigate whether listed state-owned enterprises (SOEs) benefit more from internationalization than listed private enterprises. We argue that SOEs have a greater scope for benefitting from internationalization because of their previous domestic focus and because of government-related firm-specific advantages they can utilize for their internationalization. In listed SOEs, these factors may matter more than noneconomic objectives and corporate governance deficiencies t...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(BI Norwegian Business School)
International business (IB) research is traditionally heavily reliant on economics. In this chapter, we review selected debates in the philosophy of science of economics and consider their relevance for economics-based IB research, given important characteristics of IB such as phenomenon-orientedness, concern with data and facts and limited use of formal mathematical models and unrealistic assumptions in the analysis. We argue that, like in the case of mainstream economics, Lakatos’ concept of s...
Published on Jan 1, 2012
Helge Hveem5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Oslo),
Carl Henrik Knutsen11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Oslo),
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
Published on Apr 1, 2011in Business and Politics
Carl Henrik Knutsen11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Oslo),
Asmund Rygh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(SSB: Statistics Norway),
Helge Hveem5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Oslo)
This paper investigates whether Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) decisions are influenced by state ownership. The literature has established that host country institutions affect FDI allocation, but there is no systematic evidence how state ownership affects such relationships. However, we expect that state ownership systematically affects the relation between host country institutions and FDI. Theoretical arguments indicate that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) should invest relatively more than p...
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