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ANeglected Research Area: Internationalization of Turkish Firms via Outward Foreign Direct Investment


  • Harun Kaya

    () (Balikesir University)


This paper identifies the research need and calls for a comprehensive examination, evaluation and assessment of Turkish firms’internationalization through foreign direct investment (FDI). It overviews the FDI involvement in a global arena and establishes background of the Turkish firms’FDI activities. Subsequently, the paper raises the need for a research on Turkish firms’FDI involvement and proposes a number of research issues on the subject.

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  • Harun Kaya, 2005. "ANeglected Research Area: Internationalization of Turkish Firms via Outward Foreign Direct Investment," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 5(2), pages 137-154, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:5:y:2005:i:2:p:137-154

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    1. Calof, Jonathan L. & Beamish, Paul W., 1995. "Adapting to foreign markets: Explaining internationalization," International Business Review, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 115-131, June.
    2. Donald J Lecraw, 1993. "Outward Direct Investment by Indonesian Firms: Motivation and Effects," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 24(3), pages 589-600, September.
    3. Dominguez, Luis V. & Brenes, Esteban R., 1997. "The internationalization of Latin American enterprises and market liberalization in the Americas: A vital linkage," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 38(1), pages 3-16, January.
    4. Daniel Sullivan, 1994. "Measuring the Degree of Internationalization of a Firm," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 25(2), pages 325-342, June.
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    Internationalization of Turkish firms; foreign direct investment; research need; research areas;

    JEL classification:

    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements


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