Internationalization of Chinese and Korean firms

Yang, Xiaohua, Lim, Yong Taek, Sakurai, Yuka, & Seo, Sun-Yea (2009) Internationalization of Chinese and Korean firms. Thunderbird International Business Review, 51(1), pp. 37-51.

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This article compares and contrasts the growth of Chinese and Korean multinational enterprises (MNEs). The article identifies the similarities and differences between Chinese and Korean MNEs in terms of motivations for internationalization, expansion strategies, and paths. The goal of this article is to contribute to the literature by shifting focus on host-country conditions to home-country conditions in explaining the drivers for firms' internationalization. We conclude that firms are motivated to expand abroad when faced with domestic competitive disadvantages resulting from absence or deficiency of one or more of Porter's Diamond attributes in their domestic market. Implications for further studies are also explored.

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ID Code: 26577
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at
Keywords: International Business, China, Korea, MNE
DOI: 10.1002/tie.20243
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 WileyInterScience
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2009 05:28
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:21

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