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Edith Penrose and a learning-based perspective on the MNE and OLI

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We apply insights from Edith Penrose’s work to extant theory of the multinational enterprise (MNE) as enveloped by John Dunning’s Ownership, Location, Internalization (OLI) Paradigm. We suggest that Penrose’s knowledge-based approach has important implications on the nature of, and the interactions between, O, L and I. Importantly, the resource/knowledge-based perspective of Penrose helps endogenize and integrate the three elements of Dunning’s triad in the context of a dynamic, strategic and forward-looking knowledge-based perspective of the MNE.

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  • Pitelis, Christos, 2007. "Edith Penrose and a learning-based perspective on the MNE and OLI," MPRA Paper 24318, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Penrose; Learning; MNE; OLI;

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    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General

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