A comparative analysis of the internationalization of Chinese and Japanese firms

Yang, Xiaohua, Jiang, Yi, Kang, Rongping, & Ke, Yinbin (2009) A comparative analysis of the internationalization of Chinese and Japanese firms. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 26(1), pp. 141-162.

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This paper integrates institution-, industry-, and resource-based views of internationalization and demonstrates that industrial characteristics, firm resources, and institutional factors can significantly explain the differences and similarities of international expansion of Chinese and Japanese multinational enterprises (MNEs). In particular, this paper maps the growth of Chinese MNEs since economic reforms in 1978 and that of Japanese MNEs after World War II. We illustrate the similarities and differences between Chinese and Japanese MNEs with two case studies: foreign direct investment (FDI) of Haier and Matsushita. We suggest that how firms internationalize, in addition to being influenced by industry- and resource-based considerations, is inherently shaped by the domestic and international institutional frameworks governing these endeavors.

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ID Code: 17088
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internationalization, MNEs, Outbound FDI, China, Japan
DOI: 10.1007/s10490-007-9065-0
ISSN: 0217-4561
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Science + Business Media
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2009 00:57
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 03:59

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