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Do strategic motives affect ownership mode of Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in emerging African markets? : evidence from Ghana

Published on May 1, 2018in Thunderbird International Business Review
· DOI :10.1002/tie.21852
Samuel Ato Dadzie4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration),
Richard A. Owusu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LNU: Linnaeus University)
+ 1 AuthorsAlphonse Aklamanu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration)
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The objective of this study is to examine the influence of ownership, location, and internalization-specific factors, as well as strategic motives on ownership choice of foreign subsidiaries in Gha ...
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Omar Al-Habash1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Frederick Mmieh6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Emmanuel Cleeve5
Estimated H-index: 5
(MMU: Manchester Metropolitan University)
This study addresses the issue of ownership advantages affecting multinational enterprises’ (MNEs) entry mode strategies in developing countries. Although a few studies have focused on such effects, very little attention has been devoted to the ownership advantages generated from the institutional environment of MNEs’ home countries. To bridge this gap, this study concentrates on three types of ownership advantages: intangible asset advantages (IAA), advantages of common governance (ACG), and ho...
Published on Sep 21, 2015in International Journal of Emerging Markets
Samuel Ato Dadzie4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration),
Richard A. Owusu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LNU: Linnaeus University)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyse the foreign direct investment (FDI) strategies ofmanufacturing firms in Ghana using the eclectic model in order to understand how ownership, locati ...
Cristina López-Duarte11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Oviedo),
Marta Suárez16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Oviedo),
Belén González Díaz5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Oviedo)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the influence of cultural positions on the choice of entry mode in foreign direct investment (FDI) – joint ventures vs wholly owned subsidiaries. The paper focusses on the impact of cultural positions along four cultural dimensions, as well as on the interactions between these positions and FDI’s contextual variables (i.e. linguistic differences). Design/methodology/approach – A fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis is performed on a data set ...
Published on Apr 20, 2015in The Multinational Business Review
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra32
Estimated H-index: 32
(NU: Northeastern University),
Rajneesh Narula37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Reading)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the debate forum on internationalization motives of this special issue of Multinational Business Review. Design/methodology/approach – The authors reflect on the background and evolution of the internationalization motives over the past few decades, and then provide suggestions for how to use the motives for future analyses. The authors also reflect on the contributions to the debate of the accompanying articles of the forum. Findings – There c...
Published on Apr 20, 2015in The Multinational Business Review
Gabriel R.G. Benito24
Estimated H-index: 24
(BI Norwegian Business School)
Purpose – The paper aims to provide a discussion of the relevance of motives for companies’ internationalization. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a conceptual discussion building on established classifications of motives of internationalization, which distinguish between market-seeking, efficiency-seeking, resource-seeking and strategic asset-seeking motives. Findings – The analysis demonstrates that important issues in companies’ internationalization differ systematically across dif...
Published on Apr 20, 2015in The Multinational Business Review
Rob van Tulder19
Estimated H-index: 19
(EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Purpose – This paper presents a framework for an improved understanding of actual internationalization motives. Answers to a key question in IB studies – why companies internationalize – contain considerable flaws. There are theoretical, disciplinary and methodological reasons for this state of affairs. In practice, the lacking attention for motivational constellations has serious repercussions for the theoretical sophistication of IB studies, lowering its managerial relevance. Design/methodolog...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of International Business Studies7.72
Jean-François Hennart41
Estimated H-index: 41
,
Arjen Slangen17
Estimated H-index: 17
(EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
In a recent commentary published in this journal, Shaver raises the provocative question of whether we need more entry mode studies. After assessing the reasons for Shaver’s doubts and further developing his broad research suggestions, we conclude that this question should be answered affirmatively. We derive three important questions for future entry mode research: (1) What determines the evolution of operations resulting from suboptimal mode choices? (2) What causes the replication of past mod...
Published on Sep 1, 2013in Journal of Global Marketing
William K. Darley2
Estimated H-index: 2
(KAU: King Abdulaziz University),
Denise J. Luethge1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Dodai: Doshisha University),
Charles Blankson20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UNT: University of North Texas)
ABSTRACT The authors review and extend the culture literature in international marketing by discussing some of the cultural underpinnings pertaining to the sub-Saharan African context. With the use of inductive reasoning, the authors offer several key normative suggestions for international marketing practices. Marketers should focus not only on the end user but also on those who significantly influence the final decision. Sub-Saharan African culture is characterized by long, drawn-out negotiati...
Published on Nov 28, 2012in African Journal of Business Management
Henri Bezuidenhout5
Estimated H-index: 5
(NWU: North-West University),
Carike Claassen2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Alida Elizabeth Loots1
Estimated H-index: 1
China’s economic progress and relations with other developing regions have received much attention, particularly the way in which Sino-African relations have evolved since 2000. This paper aims to put Chinese FDI in Africa into perspective and provide some answers on the nature and possible impact of these flows to the continent. The study examines Chinese FDI flows to Africa between 2003 and 2008. During this period, China’s outward FDI to Africa was concentrated in diversified, medium growth e...
Published on Oct 19, 2012in Marketing Intelligence & Planning
Shaista Nisar2
Estimated H-index: 2
(LBU: Leeds Beckett University),
Agyenim Boateng16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 1 AuthorsMary Leung1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose – What drives small to medium‐sized enterprises’ (SMEs’) internationalisation strategy remains a significant issue in international business research, despite the huge research efforts on this subject over the past three decades. The purpose of this paper is to investigate and compare the motives behind the equity modes of foreign market entry in Norway.Design/methodology/approach – Employing a cross sectional survey, a sample of 146 firms consisting of 42 international equity joint vent...
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P. M. Rao1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LIU: Long Island University),
Hrishikesh D. Vinod24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Fordham University)
Nnamdi Oguji1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Vaasa),
William Y. Degbey4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UTU: University of Turku),
Richard A. Owusu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(LNU: Linnaeus University)
Published on Apr 3, 2018in Journal of East-west Business
Nnamdi Oguji1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Vaasa)
ABSTRACTWhen acquiring foreign targets, multinationals have an option for partial acquisition, staged acquisition, and full acquisition. This study seeks to understand how the motives of market entry and institutions influence these acquisition strategies in foreign markets. By integrating OLI paradigm and institutional theory with an empirical case study of seven acquisitions of Finnish multinationals in global markets, the study finds that the motives of market entry (i.e., market-seeking, eff...
Published on Apr 20, 2015in The Multinational Business Review
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra32
Estimated H-index: 32
(NU: Northeastern University),
Rajneesh Narula37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Reading)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the debate forum on internationalization motives of this special issue of Multinational Business Review. Design/methodology/approach – The authors reflect on the background and evolution of the internationalization motives over the past few decades, and then provide suggestions for how to use the motives for future analyses. The authors also reflect on the contributions to the debate of the accompanying articles of the forum. Findings – There c...
Published on Apr 20, 2015in The Multinational Business Review
Rob van Tulder19
Estimated H-index: 19
(EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Purpose – This paper presents a framework for an improved understanding of actual internationalization motives. Answers to a key question in IB studies – why companies internationalize – contain considerable flaws. There are theoretical, disciplinary and methodological reasons for this state of affairs. In practice, the lacking attention for motivational constellations has serious repercussions for the theoretical sophistication of IB studies, lowering its managerial relevance. Design/methodolog...
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