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Risk Reduction by International Diversification

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It is possible for multinational firms to reduce the risk of their profits by engaging in foreign operations (F/T). Empirical rests show that the (F/T) variable is inversely related to risk after allowing for size, industry classification, and other factors. This implies that international diversification offers to a multinational firm significant risk reduction advantages that are not available to a nonmultinational.© 1976 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1976) 7, 70–80

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  • Alan M Rugman, 1976. "Risk Reduction by International Diversification," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 7(2), pages 75-80, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:7:y:1976:i:2:p:75-80
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