Internationalization of Emerging Economies and Firms

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  • Copyright: 2012-01-15
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The impact of country and firm specific factors, the role of institutions and governments, the strive for compensation of initial disadvantages, the struggle for finding ways to counterbalance for late coming into the international arena in the process of internationalization are some of the issues brought under scrutiny in this book.

Author Biography

Marin Marinov is Professor of International Business and Management at the University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom. He has held a number of professorial appointments worldwide, including Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, USA, Finland, France, Portugal, China and Spain. His research encompasses internationalization of businesses, multinational corporations, business development in emerging markets, business policy and strategy, and research in curricula development for business education. He has published several books and book chapters and numerous articles in refereed academic journals. Svetla Marinova is Associate Professor of International Business at the Aalborg University in Denmark. She has taught and conducted research in many countries on both sides of the Atlantic and in Asia. Her research interests include business internationalization and the role of institutions, strategy of multinational firms from emerging markets, and changes in management and marketing of firms. Dr Marinova has published several books, numerous chapters in books and papers in refereed academic journals.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xii
List of Figuresp. xiv
List of Boxesp. xv
Notes on Contributorsp. xvi
Internationalization of Emerging Economies and Firmsp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical foundation for the internationalization of emerging economies and firmsp. 2
Accelerated internationalization of emerging economies and firmsp. 4
Inward foreign direct investment in emerging economiesp. 5
Outward foreign direct investment from emerging economiesp. 6
Overview of the bookp. 7
The Regulatory Framework for Investment: Where Are We Headed?p. 15
Introductionp. 15
The national regulatory frameworkp. 18
The international regulatory frameworkp. 20
Factors driving changep. 21
The changing regulatory regime for FDIp. 28
Internationalization of Companies from Former Communist Countries: Outward Foreign Direct Investment from Central, East and South Europe, and the Commonwealth of Independent Statesp. 40
Introductionp. 40
Main streams of foreign direct investment theoryp. 42
Main methodological problemsp. 44
Outward foreign direct investment from transition economies in the global contextp. 46
MNEs from transition economiesp. 51
Conclusions and further researchp. 61
Foreign Direct Investment in New EU Member States from Central and Eastern Europe: An Investment Development Path Perspectivep. 64
Introductionp. 64
The IDP concept and its application in the studies of CEE countriesp. 65
Econometric analysis in IDP studiesp. 69
Current positioning on the IDPp. 70
The outward FDI performance indexp. 81
Conclusionsp. 82
Sustainable Foreign Direct Investments: Regional Development and Transition Economiesp. 87
Introductionp. ' 87
FDI and the development of regions: theoretical framework and results of empirical studiesp. 88
Results of the survey among FDI promotion agencies in selected European regionsp. 93
How to promote sustainable FDI and regional developmentp. 102
Conclusionsp. 109
Born-Global Firms from China and Norway: A Comparisonp. 115
Introductionp. 115
International entrepreneurshipp. 117
Determinants of the pace of internationalizationp. 121
Conceptual frameworkp. 123
Research methodp. 124
Analysis of findingsp. 125
Discussionp. 130
Conclusion and suggestions for future researchp. 132
Becoming a True Born Global without Any Experiential Market Knowledge: Three Chinese Casesp. 141
Introductionp. 141
Literature reviewp. 142
Ways of acquiring foreign market knowledgep. 146
Methodology and case study evidencep. 148
Case study evidencep. 151
Discussion, conclusions and implicationsp. 159
From National Leaders to Global Players: Evidence from Russian MNEs in the High Technology Sectorp. 169
Introductionp. 169
Conceptual frameworkp. 170
Research methodologyp. 174
Case studiesp. 174
Findings and discussionp. 183
Research validity and limitationsp. 186
Conclusionsp. 186
Analysing Culture in a Cross-Border Acquisition: An Indian-Finnish Deal in Focusp. 191
Introductionp. 191
Key culture concepts in cross-border acquisitionsp. 193
Culture in post-acquisition integrationp. 197
Linking the key conceptsp. 198
Research designp. 199
Culture issuesp. 205
Acculturation and cultural clashes in the casep. 211
Discussion and conclusionsp. 215
Does Export Marketing Engagement by Manufacturers Pay Off? Evidence from the Vietnamese Wood Furniture Industryp. 224
Introductionp. 224
Literature review and development of hypothesesp. 226
Research methodologyp. 232
Resultsp. 237
Discussionp. 238
Conclusionsp. 240
Venturing Strategy and Growth Pattern of Malaysian Multinational Enterprisesp. 247
Introductionp. 247
Literature reviewp. 248
Methodologyp. 253
Case summaryp. 253
Findings and discussionp. 256
Conclusionp. 263
Chinese Multinationals: Host Country Factors and Foreign Direct Investment Locationp. 267
Introductionp. 267
The international expansion of Chinese MNEs: an overviewp. 268
Host country factors and Chinese FDI: hypotheses developmentp. 272
Empirical researchp. 274
Discussion and conclusionp. 278
Meanings and Understandings in the Formation of Born Global Firms: The Case of Trikke Tech Inc.p. 285
Introductionp. 285
Theoretical frameworkp. 287
Research methodologyp. 291
The case studyp. 292
The consolidation of a new international venture as a born global firmp. 294
Meanings, understandings and the formation of an international new venturep. 295
Conclusionp. 297
Internationalizing a Brazilian Software Development Firmp. 301
Introductionp. 301
Literature reviewp. 302
Brazilian institutions promoting internationalizationp. 308
Internationalization issuesp. 308
Methodologyp. 309
Results and analysisp. 311
Final considerations and conclusionsp. 317
Brand Strategies of Firms from Emerging Economiesp. 320
Introductionp. 320
From country-of-origin effect to brand equityp. 321
Managing brands by firms from emerging economies: conceptual frameworkp. 324
Brand practices of companies from emerging economiesp. 330
Factors influencing the brand strategy of firms from emerging economiesp. 335
Managerial perspectives and implicationsp. 337
What Explains Asian Investments in Denmark?p. 343
Introductionp. 343
Scope and content of Chinese and Indian investments in Denmarkp. 344
Theoretical perspectives on developing country MNCsp. 355
What explains Asian investments in Denmark?p. 358
Conclusionp. 362
New Challengers in a Global Game: Reflections on the Internationalization of Emerging Economies and Firmsp. 367
Internationalization of national economies and the role of markets and statesp. 368
Development of firm-specific advantages and their role in firm internationalizationp. 370
The role of entrepreneurship in firm internationalizationp. 372
Motives for internationalizationp. 373
The liabilities of foreignnessp. 376
Accelerated internationalization of emerging economy firmsp. 378
Conclusionp. 379
Indexp. 381
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