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Spanish Multinational Firm and its Internationalization Process


  • David de Matías Batalla

    (Economics and Business Administration Dept. - University of Alcala)


The article responds to the need to study and analyze the evolution of the Spanish multinational firm in order to be able to identify the characteristics of success and what kind of factors are drivers to internationalize the activities in the Spanish economy. The first part reviews the evolution of the Spanish firm internationalization; meanwhile the second part describes the characteristics of Spanish multinational firm, resulted of a survey of 166 Spanish multinational firms.

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  • David de Matías Batalla, 2015. "Spanish Multinational Firm and its Internationalization Process," Working Papers 15-04, Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales.
  • Handle: RePEc:aee:wpaper:1504

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    1. Bourguignon, Francois & Coyle, Diane & Fernàndez, Raquel & Giavazzi, Francesco & Marin, Dalia & O’Rourke, Kevin & Portes, Richard & Seabright, Paul & Venables, Anthony & Verdier, Thierry & Winters, L., . "Making Sense of Globalization: A Guide to the Economic Issues," Monographs in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics, number 20240, November.
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    Foreign direct investment; multinational firms; internationalization process; Spanish firms;
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    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration

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