Exploring Patterns of Upstream Internationalization: The Role of Home-region â€˜Stickinessâ€™
AbstractRecent work has emphasized the importance of regional strategies downstream, adding new depth to the debate on â€˜globalizationâ€™. This paper adds to the debate by exploring the regional dimension upstream for a sample of Triad-based Fortune 500 firms. We find support for our hypothesis that MNEs with higher levels of value-added upstream are relatively constrained in their ability to shift that activity outside the home region due to its strategic significance to home-region stakeholders.
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MNEs; Home-region Stickiness; Internationalization; Region-based Strategies; Upstream Activities;
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