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Internationalization trajectories - a crosscountry comparison: Are large Chinese and Indian companies different?

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  • Fortanier, Fabienne

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    (University of Amsterdam Business School)

  • Tulder, Rob van

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    (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

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    This paper explores whether the internationalization trajectories - patterns over time in the level, pace, variability and temporal concentration of international expansion - of large firms from China and India are fundamentally different from those of developed country firms. A longitudinal cross-country comparative study of 256 large firms for the 1990-2004 period shows that, although internationalization trajectories of large and leading Chinese and Indian firms are indeed different, there are also considerable similarities between established developed country firms and the new firms from emerging markets, not in the least because they often interact within the same sector

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    Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 054.

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    Date of creation: 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:unm:unumer:2008054

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    Keywords: Internationalization trajectories; Transnationality Index (TNI); longitudinal research; crosscountry comparison;

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