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Foreign Entry Strategies: Strategic Adaptation To Various Facets Of The Institutional Environment

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  • Manuel Portugal Ferreira

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    (Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal)

  • Dan Li

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    (Indiana University, USA)

  • Yong Suk Jang

    ()
    (Korea University, Korea)

Abstract

In this paper we develop a comprehensive model of MNEs' foreign entry strategies and theorize how and how much the entry strategy is likely to be determined in the interface between internal and external pressures for both conformity and legitimacy. We develop an adaptation argument, in contrast to a selection rationale, through which we enhance our understanding of the various facets of the institutional environment and the constraints international managers encounter in their internationalization strategies.

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Paper provided by globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria in its series Working Papers with number 3.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pil:wpaper:3

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Keywords: foreign entry strategies; adaptation; multinational firms; institutional environments;

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  1. Ahmad Arslan, 2012. "Impacts of institutional pressures and the strength of market supporting institutions in the host country on the ownership strategy of multinational enterprises: theoretical discussion and proposition," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 107-124, February.
  2. Fernando A. Ribeiro Serra & Martinho Ribeiro Almeida & Manuel Portugal Ferreira, 2012. "Organizational decline: A yet largely neglected topic in organizational studies," Working Papers 88, globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
  3. Manuel Portugal Ferreira & Fernando A. Ribeiro Serra & Benny Kramer Costa, 2011. "The RBV in International Business Studies: A bibliometric study of Barney?s (1991) contribution to the field," Working Papers 82, globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

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