Regional diversification and firm performance
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AbstractThis study examines how regional diversification affects firm performance. The results indicate that regional diversification has linear and curvilinear effects on firm performance. Regional diversification enhances firm performance linearly up to a certain threshold, and then its impact becomes negative. The results also show that firms of developed countries maximize their performance when they operate across a moderate number of developed regions and a strictly limited number of developing regions. This explains why internationalization by most international firms is regional rather than global.
All Author(s) ListQian GM, Li L, Li J, Qian ZM
Journal nameJournal of International Business Studies
Volume Number39
Issue Number2
Pages197 - 214
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsfirm performance; multinational enterprises; regional diversification
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness; BUSINESS; Business & Economics; Management; MANAGEMENT

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