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Examining the relationship between firm internationalization and firm performance: A nonparametric analysis

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  • Halkos, George
  • Tzeremes, Nickolaos

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This paper by performing a bootstrapped Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) tries to constitute to the existing literature by investigating if firms’ internationalization levels have an impact on their performance. Using a sample of ten Transnational corporations from South-East Europe the paper provides information regarding their efficiency levels. Finally, using the “Transnationality Index” (TNI) provided by UNCTAD in order to capture the levels of internationalisation, our results reveal that there is a positive influence on firms’ performance.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 32082.

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Keywords: Firm internationalization; Firm performance; Multinational corporations; Transnationality index; DEA;

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