Management International Review

International business publication.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 1, January

Financial Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Private Equity Investments in the Globalization of Firms from Emerging Markets
Abstract and Key Results: * One major change in the world of international business and finance is the growing role of private equity investments in firms in emerging markets. In little more then four years, since 2003, the money raised by international,...
Foreign Direct Investment and Small Countries
Abstract and Key Results: * The paper introduces conceptual developments, empirical evidence and public policy considerations with regard to foreign direct investment and multinational enterprises in and from small countries. * Results emphasize...
How Well Do Traditional Theories Explain the Internationalisation of Service MNEs from Small and Open Economies?-Case: National Telecommunication Companies
Abstract and Key Results: * This paper discusses international market and operation strategies of service MNEs from small and open economies (SMOPECs). The focus in the analysis will be on the special challenges that these type of companies face...
Internationalization from a Small Domestic Base: An Empirical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investments of Icelandic Firms
Abstract and Key Results: * Iceland is like a black hole in the study of FDI from the Nordic countries; there is a gap in the literature about FDI from Iceland. This paper is the first empirical study that addresses the outward foreign direct investment...
Multinationals' Strategies and the Economic Development of Small Economies: A Tale of Two Transitions
Abstract and Key Results: * The processes of globalisation open up new potentials for MNE participation in the development of small economies. Thus the pursuit of global competitiveness by MNEs, operating through a range of strategic motivations,...
Subsidiary Role and Skilled Labour Effects in Small Developed Countries
Abstract and Key Results: * This paper considers the proportion of skilled labour employed by subsidiaries in small countries in the context of the strategic role of subsidiaries. Strategic role is connected to autonomy and intra-organisational...
Technology Sourcing and Performance of Foreign Subsidiaries in Greece: The Impact of MNE and Local Environmental Contexts
Abstract and Key Results: * The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of two categories of sources of technology on subsidiary performance. These technology sources can be associated either with the internal Multinational Enterprise...
The Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Catching-Up of Nations: FDI, Clusters and the Liability (Asset) of Smallness
Abstract and Key Results: * We explore the role of foreign direct investment and (its relationship to) clusters for the competitiveness (and catching-up) of small(er) developing countries. * We suggest that while size per se need not matter,...
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