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Predictors of firm-level political behavior in the global business environment: an investigation of specific activities employed by US firms

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  • Keillor, Bruce D.
  • Hult, G. Tomas M.
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    The non-market environment exerts a tremendous influence on the ability of firms to operate effectively in international markets. This study investigates the relationship between market conditions and firm characteristics as predictors of specific firm-level political activities designed to manage the international non-market environment. The results show that the particular political activity utilized by any given firm is determined by both market conditions and firm characteristics.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 309-329

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:iburev:v:13:y:2004:i:3:p:309-329

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    Keywords: Political behavior Firm-Level Political Strategy Firm-Level Political Activities;

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    1. Holtbr├╝gge, Dirk & Berg, Nicola & Puck, Jonas F., 2007. "To bribe or to convince? Political stakeholders and political activities in German multinational corporations," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 47-67, February.
    2. Rizopoulos, Yorgos A. & Sergakis, Dimitrios E., 2010. "MNEs and policy networks: Institutional embeddedness and strategic choice," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 45(3), pages 250-256, July.
    3. Lawton, Thomas & Rajwani, Tazeeb & Doh, Jonathan, 2013. "The antecedents of political capabilities: A study of ownership, cross-border activity and organization at legacy airlines in a deregulatory context," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 228-242.

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