Multilatinas and the internationalization of Latin American firms

Published on Jun 1, 2017in Journal of World Business 3.99
· DOI :10.1016/j.jwb.2017.05.006
Ruth V. Aguilera30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Ramon Llull University),
Luciano Ciravegna12
Estimated H-index: 12
(INCAE Business School)
+ 1 AuthorsMaria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez5
Estimated H-index: 5
(EAFIT University)
Abstract Latin America is an under-researched region that has the potential to yield new and important insights on the internationalization of firms from emerging markets, particularly as compared with the experience of firms from other regions. At the same time, some of the unique features of Latin America are generating new ideas that contribute to a better understanding of how the home country influences the behavior of firms in general and their foreign expansion in particular. In this article, we discuss such contributions and present some suggestions for future research.
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 17
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Estimated H-index: 28
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Afonso Carlos Corrêa Fleury6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of São Paulo),
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Estimated H-index: 18
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Published on Apr 28, 2010
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Estimated H-index: 40
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Estimated H-index: 33
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 16
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Published on Jun 10, 2013
Javier Santiso11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 31
(College of Business Administration)
I analyze how the study of developing country multinational companies (DMNCs) can help extend theory. The renewed interest in DMNCs has generated a ‘Goldilocks’ debate, with one camp arguing that the analysis of DMNCs is ‘hot’ and requires new theory, another camp arguing that it is ‘cold’ and no new theory is required, and a third camp arguing that it is ‘just right’ and it can be used to extend theory. I follow this third camp and argue that the unique conditions of developing countries influe...
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Published on Mar 20, 2012
Daron Acemoglu93
Estimated H-index: 93
(National University of Singapore),
James Robinson84
Estimated H-index: 84
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Estimated H-index: 17
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Estimated H-index: 21
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of International Business Studies 6.20
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Estimated H-index: 51
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Estimated H-index: 39
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of World Business 3.99
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Estimated H-index: 31
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Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Cambridge)
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Estimated H-index: 7
(INCAE Business School)
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Estimated H-index: 18
(Adolfo Ibáñez University),
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 8
(Queensland University of Technology)
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 26
(Rutgers University)
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in International Business Review 2.75
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Estimated H-index: 8
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Estimated H-index: 59
(University of Leeds)
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 12
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 11
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Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 1
(Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad),
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Estimated H-index: 8
(Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad)
Purpose Despite the importance of employees’ perception of organizational justice and its impact on intention to stay, various loopholes have been identified that do not justify this relationship. The purpose of this paper is to posit a model, which postulates the effect of procedural and interactional justice on distributive justice, which further impact employees’ intention to stay. Subsequently, it also investigates the mediating role of employees’ affective commitment. Design/methodology/app...
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Published on Aug 10, 2018in The Multinational Business Review
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Estimated H-index: 31
(Northeastern University),
Jorge Carneiro (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)+ 6 AuthorsWilliam Newburry19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Florida International University)
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