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New challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace: Learning from developed-country multinationals’ failures

Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Osabutey, Ellis L.C. (2020) New challenges and opportunities in the global marketplace: Learning from developed-country multinationals’ failures. International Studies of Management & Organization, 50 (1). pp. 43-56. ISSN 0020-8825. E-ISSN 1558-0911. (doi:10.1080/00208825.2019.1703377) (KAR id:63525)

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Abstract

In this article, we integrate the attention-based view of the firm and the organizational ambidexterity literature to develop a perspective on the effects of unbalanced attention to both domestic and foreign expansion. We utilize the case of British supermarket Tesco’s expansions in the UK and USA to demonstrate divestment as an unintended outcome of unbalanced attention to both domestic and foreign markets. We demonstrate how emerging-market multinationals could learn from historical international expansion strategic failures by developed-country multinationals.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00208825.2019.1703377
Uncontrolled keywords: Attention-based view, divestment, expansion, markets, Tesco
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 07:57 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63525 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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