A “Strategy Tripod” Perspective on Timing of Entry: Evidence from Firms Based in An Emerging Economy
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AbstractEmerging economies are becoming the major players in the outward foreign direct investments (OFDIs) market yet few studies have systematically investigated what factors trigger the timing of their foreign investments. Invoked on the strategy tripod perspective, we have replicated and extended a prior study published on Journal of International Business Studies by examining how resource-, industry-, and institution-contingencies affect the timing decisions of Chinese listed firms investing in U.S. between year 2009 and 2013. The empirical results have confirmed the generalizability of strategy tripod framework in the phenomenal context of new flow of investments from emerging to developed economies and in the new outcome variable of timing. What is more, the three batches of factors are not equally important in explaining the strategic decisions made by firms in emerging contexts in contrast to those in developed countries while more variables that capture the institutional characteristics are needed to complement the theoretical model.
All Author(s) ListLiu B., Qi J. P.
Name of ConferenceAnnual Meeting of Academy of International Business
Start Date of Conference24/06/2019
End Date of Conference27/06/2019
Place of ConferenceCopenhagen
Country/Region of ConferenceDenmark
LanguagesEnglish-United States
Keywordsstrategy tripod, OFDI, timing, emerging economy, replication

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