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Beyond the Internationalization-Performance Relationship: Institutional Asymmetries and Complexity

Sengupta, Abhijit, Demirbag, Mehmet, Glaister, Keith (2019) Beyond the Internationalization-Performance Relationship: Institutional Asymmetries and Complexity. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019 (1). ISSN 0065-0668. E-ISSN 2151-6561. (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2019.15562abstract) (KAR id:77473)

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Abstract

By combining the regionalization and institutional perspectives we examine emerging inter-regional linkages in the context of internationalizing strategies of MNEs. Using a multi-level approach, we show that a MNE’s home country and home region have a significant impact on the returns from operations in specific host regions. Further, the returns from regional operations are positively associated with greater levels of asymmetry in economic institutions between the home and the host regions. Our analysis uncovers a complex set of uni-directional relationships between different supra-national regions, which shows that the internationalization- performance (I-P) relationship is a multifaceted phenomenon. We propose a regional dyadic approach as being more suitable for capturing the complexity in the I-P relationship, with implications for MNEs’ internationalizing strategies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5465/AMBPP.2019.15562abstract
Uncontrolled keywords: Regionalization, institutions, multi-level modelling
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Abhijit Sengupta
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 13:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 10:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77473 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sengupta, Abhijit: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2450-0208
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