Journal of International Business Studies
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Multinational organizations increasingly face strong resistance to their market entry by some local audiences, reflecting growing ideological divisions and populism in societies. We turned to the organizational stigma literature for the conceptual tools and vocabulary to uncover why multinationals can simultaneously be praised by some audiences and tainted by others. Drawing on a longitudinal explanatory case study of an unsuccessful market entry, we develop a process model of organizational sti...
We show the relevance of extant international business (IB) research, and more specifically work on international human resources management (IHRM), to address COVID-19 pandemic challenges. Decision-makers in multinational enterprises (MNEs) have undertaken various types of actions to alleviate the impacts of the pandemic. In most cases these actions relate in some way to managing distance and to rethinking boundaries, whether at the macro- or firm-levels. Managing distance and rethinking bounda...
#1Tatiana Kostova (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 26
#2Sjoerd Beugelsdijk (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 31
Last. Marc van Essen (USC: University of South Carolina)H-Index: 16
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This paper presents a review and critique of the 20-year-old literature on institutional distance, which has greatly proliferated. We start with a discussion of the three institutional perspectives that have served as a theoretical foundation for this construct: organizational institutionalism, institutional economics, and comparative institutionalism. We use this as an organizing framework to describe the different ways in which institutional distance has been conceptualized and measured, and t...
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Host-country terrorism poses extreme uncertainty to MNEs’ foreign operations. However, little is known about how MNEs respond to host-country terrorist attacks and how they make the related decisions. Drawing on the research on MNEs’ responses to exogenous shocks and the inter-firm imitation literature, we argue that MNEs obtain relevant information from peers’ actions under terrorist attacks to inform their own responses. Thus, MNEs are more likely to divest under host-country terrorist attacks...
#1Danchi TanH-Index: 7
#2Weichieh SuH-Index: 6
Last. Yasemin Y. KorH-Index: 16
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Abstract We provide a comprehensive review of the growth of multinational enterprises (MNEs) based on a quarter-century (25 years) of scholarly international business publications. We synthesize research insights on the determinants of the growth of MNEs through the lens of Penrose’s theory of firm growth, which is the most influential theoretical perspective on firm growth. The review takes stock of the research findings on the facilitators, constraints, and the trajectory of growth of MNEs, an...
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