The Impact of Top Management Team Nationality Diversity and International Experience on Foreign Entry Mode

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    Abstract

    Nationality diversity and international experience constitute two related yet distinct sources of competence among upper echelons. While both TMT international experience and nationality diversity increases the likelihood of firms expanding outside their home region, our results show that TMTs with international experience are more likely to expand abroad via greenfield investments, whereas nationally diverse TMTs are more likely to engage in international acquisitions and joint ventures. This highlights the need to treat TMT nationality diversity and international experience as two different characteristics influencing foreign entry mode decision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCenter for Strategic Management and Globalization
    ISBN (Print)9788791815492
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    SeriesSMG Working Paper
    Number8/2009

    Keywords

    • Top management team
    • Nationality diversity
    • International strategic decision-making
    • Foreign entry mode

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