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Korea's multinationals in a regional world

  • Rugman, Alan M.
  • Oh, Chang Hoon

Basic theory suggests that multinational enterprises (MNEs) succeed when they develop firm-specific advantages (FSAs). In Korea, large MNEs, mostly chaebols, have built successful knowledge based FSAs. They are also utilizing scale economies based on Korea's country-specific advantages (CSAs) in skilled labor and a supporting government. In the empirical work, we find that the Korean MNEs use their FSAs to operate mainly on a home region basis, much like the world's other large MNEs.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of World Business.

Volume (Year): 43 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 5-15

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