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Greenfield or acquisition entry: A review of the empirical foreign establishment mode literature

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  • Slangen, Arjen
  • Hennart, Jean-François

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This paper reviews the empirical literature on the determinants of the choice by multinational enterprises between entering foreign countries through greenfields or acquisitions. We discuss and compare the main theoretical perspectives used, provide a detailed overview of the empirical findings, examine why these findings have often been inconsistent, and offer theoretical and methodological suggestions to guide future research.

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Volume (Year): 13 (2007)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 403-429

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