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Published on Apr 12, 2019in The Multinational Business Review
Nic Robertson (University of Cape Town), John Luiz18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Cape Town)
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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Published on Aug 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Northeastern University),
Jorge Carneiro (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)+ 6 AuthorsWilliam Newburry20
Estimated H-index: 20
(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 Sep 26, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Ana Colovic7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NEOMA Business School),
Octavio R. Escobar3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Paris School of Business)
+ 1 AuthorsPierre-Xavier Meschi12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Aix-Marseille University)
Purpose This paper aims to investigate whether multinational enterprises (MNEs) are more or less likely than local firms to violate their employees’ human rights in emerging economies, whether regional institutional pressures influence the likelihood of violating employee human rights and whether the density of MNEs in a region affects the likelihood of employees’ human rights violation by local firms. Design/methodology/approach Building on neo-institutional theory, this paper hypothesizes that...
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Published on Apr 16, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
David B. Audretsch93
Estimated H-index: 93
(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. Doh41
Estimated H-index: 41
(Villanova University)
Purpose The relationship among foreign direct investment, multinationals, inequality and growth is a vexing one that has occupied considerable scholarly and practical attention for many decades. To date, international business scholars have not fully concerned themselves with this issue (Buckley, Doh and Benischke, 2017, for an exception). This paper aims to briefly review this literature and report some of the insights of this work. The author draws from and integrates this literature, concludi...
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Published on Sep 5, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Yoo Jung Ha3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of York),
Yingqi Wei20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Leeds)
Purpose Corporate environmental innovation (CEI) is a proactive type of response to increasing public scrutiny regarding firms’ environmental performance. While past studies have overwhelmingly focused on coercive mechanisms and assumed a closed national institutional field, less attention has been given to non-coercive and transnational inter-firm mimetic mechanisms. This paper aims to investigate the joint effect of coercive isomorphic mechanisms from domestic institutions and mimetic isomorph...
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Published on Dec 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
Sunny Li Sun18
Estimated H-index: 18
(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 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
David Ahlstrom37
Estimated H-index: 37
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong),
Xiaohua Yang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of San Francisco)
+ 1 AuthorsChangqi Wu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(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 Yang13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Sussex),
Roger Strange22
Estimated H-index: 22
(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 Zhao22
Estimated H-index: 22
(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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