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Where to seek strategic assets for competitive catch-up? a configurational study of emerging multinational enterprises expanding into foreign strategic-factor markets
journal contributionposted on 2016-10-12, 10:46 authored by Lin Cui, Di Fan, Xiaohui Liu, Yi Li
Emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs) often engage in strategic-asset-seeking foreign direct investment (FDI) for competitive catch-up. This study explores the linkages between an EMNE’s competitive scenario consisting of a configuration of its awareness-motivation-capability (AMC) conditions and the comparative institutional advantages of its strategic-asset-seeking destination. Our configurational analyses of Chinese FDIs in the technology-intensive industries of OECD countries reveal a taxonomy of four distinct asset-seeking strategies of EMNEs. Our findings shed novel insights into the strategic variations within EMNEs based on a theoretically and methodologically extended AMC framework. This study also extends the varieties of capitalism literature by addressing the implications of comparative institutional advantages for foreign entrants, rather than domestic incumbent firms.
- Business and Economics
Published inOrganization Studies
Pages1059 - 1083
CitationCUI, L. ... et al, 2017. Where to seek strategic assets for competitive catch-up? a configurational study of emerging multinational enterprises expanding into foreign strategic-factor markets. Organization Studies, 38(8), pp.1059-1083.
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NotesThis paper was accepted for publication in the journal Organization Studies and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840616670441