Corporate Ownership Reform and Foreign Market Entry of Emerging Market Firms: Extending the Theoretical Lens of Firm-Specific Advantages

Ming Hua Li, Lin Cui, Jiangyong Lu

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    Few studies have examined the effects of corporate ownership reform on emerging market firms’ advantages and capabilities for outward FDI. By linking the implications of such reform to the configuration of resources, organizational attributes, and strategic orientation of firms we advance an extended FSA framework incorporating the dynamics of organizational ambiguity to analyze EM firms’ internationalization behavior. We validate our model by conducting an empirical study of 973 publicly listed Chinese firms spanning 8 years from 2002-2009. The findings suggest that various types of reformed shareholding have different effects on firms’ proclivity for outward FDI. We also find evidence of synergies and misalignments between ownership derived
    FSAs and other firm specific organizational features including foreign managerial experience and business group affiliation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    EditorsPatricia McDougall-Covin, Tunga Kiyak
    Place of PublicationEast Lansing, MI
    PublisherAcademy of International Business
    Publication date2013
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventAIB 2013 Annual Meeting : Bridging the Divide: Linking IB to Complementary Disciplines and Practice - Sabancı University, Koç University, and Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 3 Jul 20136 Jul 2013
    Conference number: 55


    ConferenceAIB 2013 Annual Meeting
    LocationSabancı University, Koç University, and Özyeğin University
    Internet address
    SeriesAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings

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