The Nuclear Strategy Tripod: Analyzing the Performance of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy in Saudi Arabia

Camilla Nellemann

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In this paper, I apply a multilevel model to analyze the strategy of GE Hitachi for the Saudi Arabian market. Based on my interview with the company and textual data I analyze how factors within the industry, inside the firm, and in the institutional context impact upon GE Hitachi’s performance in the Saudia Arabia. I find coopetitive behavior; vertical integration; technology; market-political ambidexterity; energy policy; industrial policy; and security policy to be the most important factors. My research extends Peng et al.’s (2009) strategy tripod by adding variables that enable it to analyze nuclear reactor manufacturers. In a future study, it is relevant to test my hypotheses using a larger sample size.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event34th Euro-Asia Management Studies Association’s (EAMSA) Annual Conference: The Turning Tide of Globalization: Implications for European-Asian Business Collaboration - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Duration: 15 Nov 201718 Nov 2017
Conference number: 34


Conference34th Euro-Asia Management Studies Association’s (EAMSA) Annual Conference
LocationCopenhagen Business School
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  • Multilevel analysis
  • Strategic management
  • Nuclear industry

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