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Foreign market entry mode in the hotel industry: The impact of country- and firm-specific factors

  • Quer, Diego
  • Claver, Enrique
  • Andreu, Rosario
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    One of the key decisions in the internationalisation process of hotel firms is the choice of the entry mode into a foreign country. Many different factors influence this strategic decision. From a sample of 127 entries carried out by Spanish hotel firms between 2001 and 2003, this study provides new empirical evidence that cultural distance reduces the likelihood of choosing equity entry modes, while firm profitability and internal financial funds availability favour the assumption of greater commitment in the international expansion process.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 362-376

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