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Comparative Business Failures of Foreign-Controlled Firms in the United States

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  • Jiatao Li

    (University of Texas at Dallas)

  • Stephen Guisinger

    (University of Texas at Dallas)

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We explore the comparative business failures of foreign-owned or controlled firms and domestically owned firms. Original data are collected regarding foreign-controlled firms in the U.S. that filed for bankruptcy protection, were involuntarily liquidated or ceased operations mainly due to poor financial performance during the 1978-1988 period. Our results show that foreign-controlled firms fail less often than domestically owned firms. The patterns of foreign-controlled business failures and the impacts of entry modes, ownership types, and national culture on the failures of foreign-controlled firms are also examined.© 1991 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1991) 22, 209–224

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  • Jiatao Li & Stephen Guisinger, 1991. "Comparative Business Failures of Foreign-Controlled Firms in the United States," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 22(2), pages 209-224, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:22:y:1991:i:2:p:209-224
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