Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

THE USE of CONSORTIA for the INTERNATIONALIZATION of FIRMS – MOTA-ENGIL CASE STUDY

Contents:

Author Info

  • Maria João Sousa

    (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

  • Susana Costa e Silva

    ()
    (Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Porto)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Internationalization has been widely studied throughout the years. Broadly, it has been predicted as irrevocable and having increasing impact on firm-related strategy. Within entry modes, consortium, has not received as much attention as others. Hence, it seems important to understand how this specific entry mode allows the entrance of firms in the international markets. This study intends to answer the question of “how” to internationalize, anticipating the consortium as the most feasible way for construction firms to enter certain markets. The reasons that determine its choice concern the specificness of the projects, markets and of the firm. In the first part of the study, we review the existent literature on consortia as an entry mode and as a tool of internationalization used by construction firms. Through this review we build a framework that reveals the motivations that lead to this choice. In the second part, we present the case study of Mota-Engil, as a potential source of valuable information which may contribute to the understanding of the phenomenon under study. This case study corroborates the motivations found to create consortia. The paper closes with its contributions, limitations and suggestions for future researches.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.porto.ucp.pt/feg/repec/WP/012008%20-%20Sousa%20e%20Silva%20-%20THE%20USE%20OF%20CONSORTIA%20FOR%20THE%20INTERNATIONALIZATION%20OF%20FIRMS.pdf
    File Function: First version
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by Faculdade de Economia e Gestão, Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto) in its series Working Papers de Gestão (Management Working Papers) with number 012008.

    as in new window
    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: Oct 2008
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:cap:mpaper:012008

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Rua Diogo Botelho, 1327; 4169 - 005 Porto
    Phone: +351 226 196 200
    Fax: +351 226 196 291
    Web page: http://www.feg.porto.ucp.pt/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: consortia; internationalization; cooperation; construction;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
    as in new window
    1. Erin Anderson & Hubert Gatignon, 1986. "Modes of Foreign Entry: A Transaction Cost Analysis and Propositions," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 17(3), pages 1-26, September.
    2. T. K. Das, 1996. "Risk Types And Inter-Firm Alliance Structures," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(6), pages 827-843, November.
    3. Paul Whitla & Peter Walters & Howard Davies, 2006. "The use of global strategies by British construction firms," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(9), pages 945-954.
    4. Paul W Beamish & John C Banks, 1987. "Equity Joint Ventures and Theory of the Multinational Enterprise," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 18(2), pages 1-16, June.
    5. Yadong Luo & Seung Ho Park, 2004. "Multiparty cooperation and performance in international equity joint ventures," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 35(4), pages 334-335, July.
    6. Jean-François Hennart, 1991. "The Transaction Costs Theory of Joint Ventures: An Empirical Study of Japanese Subsidiaries in the United States," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 37(4), pages 483-497, April.
    7. Bruce Kogut, 1991. "Joint Ventures and the Option to Expand and Acquire," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 37(1), pages 19-33, January.
    8. Florence Yean Yng Ling & C. William Ibbs & Javier Cuervo, 2005. "Entry and business strategies used by international architectural, engineering and construction firms in China," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(5), pages 509-520.
    9. M Krishna Erramilli & Sanjeev Agarwal & Chekitan S Dev, 2002. "Choice Between Non-Equity Entry Modes: An Organizational Capability Perspective," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 33(2), pages 223-242, June.
    10. Yadong Luo & Seung H Park, 2004. "Multiparty cooperation and performance in international equity joint ventures," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 35(2), pages 142-160, March.
    11. Su, Han Chan & Kensinger, John W. & Keown, Arthur J. & Martin, John D., 1997. "Do strategic alliances create value?," Journal of Financial Economics, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 199-221, November.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:cap:mpaper:012008. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ricardo Goncalves).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.