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Entry Mode Choice of Multinational Banks

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  • Lehner, Maria
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    When expanding abroad, a multinational bank faces a trade-off between accessing a foreign country via cross border lending or a financial foreign direct investment, i.e. greenfield or acquisition entry. We analyze the entry mode choice of multinational banks and explicitly derive the entry mode pattern in the banking industry. Moreover, we show that in less developed banking markets, a trend towards cross border lending and acquisition entry exists. Greenfield entry prevails in more developed markets. Furthermore, we identify a tendency towards acquisition entry in small and towards greenfield entry in larger host countries.

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    Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 8222.

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    Date of creation: 08 Dec 2008
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    Keywords: foreign bank entry; multinational bank; cross border lending; greenfield entry; acquisition entry;

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    1. Giannetti, Caterina & Jentzsch, Nicola & Spagnolo, Giancarlo, 2010. "Information Sharing and Cross-Border Entry in European Banking," ECRI Papers 2990, Centre for European Policy Studies.

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