Time to BRIC It? – Internationalization of European Family Firms in Europe, North America and the BRIC Countries
AbstractFor a sample of 1243 European companies, we analyse the link between firm type and foreign direct investment (FDI) locations. We find substantial empirical evidence that being a family firm does not only affect the overall propensity for FDI but that this effect is also specific to target regions. Overall, family firms invest more than managerial-led firms, particularly in Europe and North America. Furthermore the BRIC countries Brazil, Russia, India and China do not constitute a homogenous attractiveness cluster for FDI.
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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: May 2013
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- V. D. Procher & D. Urbig & C. Volkmann, 2013. "Time to BRIC it? Internationalization of European family firms in Europe, North America and the BRIC countries," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 20(16), pages 1466-1471, November.
- Vivien D. Procher & Diemo Urbig & Christine Volkmann, 2013. "Time to BRIC it? Internationalization of European family firms in Europe, North America and the BRIC countries," Schumpeter Discussion Papers sdp13004, Universitätsbibliothek Wuppertal, University Library.
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-07-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2013-07-15 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CIS-2013-07-15 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-CSE-2013-07-15 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EUR-2013-07-15 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-SBM-2013-07-15 (Small Business Management)
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