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The Multinational Business Review
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Published on Aug 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Northeastern University),
Jorge Manoel Teixeira Carneiro (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)+ 6 AuthorsWilliam Newburry17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Florida International University)
Purpose This paper aims to analyze how emerging market firms upgrade their capabilities by focusing on “uncommoditizing strategies” that enable them to achieve levels of international competitiveness beyond the comparative advantages of their home countries and serve markets with premium pricing, quality and reputation of products. Design/methodology/approach In this paper, the authors studied 18 Latin American companies across six countries. Latin America represents an ideal setting because man...
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Published on Apr 16, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
David B. Audretsch91
Estimated H-index: 91
(Indiana University Bloomington),
Erik E. Lehmann26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Augsburg),
Julian Schenkenhofer1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Augsburg)
Purpose In contrast to the predictions from the family business and the SME internationalization literatures, Hidden Champions are world-market leaders exhibiting a high share of exports. This study analyzes their strategy of internationalization of Hidden Champions in Germany, and finds that the international success and strong, sustained performance emanates from their product type, enabling a successful pursue a niche strategy for differentiated premium products. Design/methodology/approach W...
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Published on Dec 6, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Jonathan P. Doh39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Villanova University)
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Published on Dec 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Sunny Li Sun17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Massachusetts Lowell),
Jianqiang Xiao (Renmin University of China)+ 1 AuthorsXia Zhao2
Estimated H-index: 2
(California State University, Dominguez Hills)
Purpose How do entrepreneurs use simple rules to build their business models? Based on an inductive study of three Chinese Internet and technology firms, the authors find that business models emerge from simple rules that entrepreneurs learn from their experience. Simple rules also guide entrepreneurs to actualize and exploit opportunities in the marketplace, and they can help business models evolve through market feedback, especially in internationalization. This paper aims to delve into the bl...
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Published on Dec 18, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Nic Robertson (University of Cape Town), John M. Luiz18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Cape Town)
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Published on Dec 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
David Ahlstrom37
Estimated H-index: 37
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Xiaohua Yang (University of San Francisco)+ 1 AuthorsChangqi Wu (Peking University)
Purpose This paper aims to study largely recent aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation in China. It synthesizes the research in the current special issue (SI) of Multinational Business Review (MBR) on this topic. In addition, this paper differs from other work on this topic in examining entrepreneurship and innovation from a more global standpoint with relevant international effects. Design/methodology/approach The paper provides an overview of the literature on entrepreneurship, innovation ...
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Published on Sep 17, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Jinlong Gu (University of Sussex), Yong Yang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Sussex),
Roger Strange20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Sussex)
Purpose This paper aims to link location choice and ownership structure to the debate on the multinationality–performance relationship. Design/methodology/approach This paper draws on a panel data set that covers 1,321 emerging economy multinational enterprises (EMNEs) and includes 4,227 observations from 44 emerging economies between 2004 and, 2013. Findings The empirical results find that multinationality has a positive effect on EMNEs’ performance, and that this positive effect is larger for ...
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Published on Jul 16, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Henry Yu Xie (College of Charleston), Qian (Jane) Xie (St. Edward's University), Hongxin Zhao (Saint Louis University)
Purpose Strategic positioning of foreign firms in a host market is vital for their success. By integrating the resource partitioning theory and the resource-based view, this study aims to investigate foreign firms’ strategic positioning (i.e. their choice of generalist or specialist positioning strategy) and its performance implications in the US market. Design/methodology/approach The final sample includes 212 foreign companies from 28 countries operating in the US market. Multiple data sources...
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Published on Sep 17, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Nigel Driffield31
Estimated H-index: 31
(University of Warwick),
Kai Sun (Shanghai University), Yama Temouri9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Wollongong in Dubai)
Purpose This paper aims to examine the relationship between foreign ownership and firm performance, using an approach which the authors show is more advanced than existing methods, and more aligned with accepted theory and conceptual frameworks developed in international business. The authors demonstrate that simply relying on a binary distinction between foreign and domestic firms ignores much of the information regarding the importance of ownership structure and is disconnected from the wider ...
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Published on Jul 16, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Jan-Erik Vahlne16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Gothenburg),
Inge Ivarsson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Gothenburg),
Claes G. Alvstam4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Gothenburg)
Purpose This paper aims to contribute to the debate concerning the asserted end of the globalization process. Design/methodology/approach This paper is a description of the evolution of all Swedish MNEs, the 50 largest companies and the ten truly global MNEs, building on data compiled by the authors, mainly from annual reports. Findings The largest Swedish MNEs have continued to globalize and have at the same time improved their financial performance during the period of study, 2010-2016. Practi...
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