A strategy taxonomy for foreign direct investment in China
Orr, Stuart 2008, A strategy taxonomy for foreign direct investment in China, in Proceedings of the Ninth International Business Research Conference 2008, World Business Institute, Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-18.
Taxonomies explaining internationalisation strategy are effective in relating connected variables to the decisionmaking process and entry mode strategies of organisations. Almost no taxonomies for entry modes into China exist, where the local conditions affecting entry are significantly different to those in other countries have been developed. The taxonomy developed in this paper from research into 40 Australian companies which had successfully and unsuccessfully internationalised into China identified resource transferability and international experience as connected variables that can categorise the factors of entry choice. High levels of resource transferability lead to contracting partnerships or wholly owned foreign enterprises. Low levels led to importing or joint ventures. High levels of international experience led to wholly-owned foreign enterprises or joint ventures. Low levels led to contracting partnerships or importing. The factors that drive these decisions were developed using a framework of resource-based view constructs, supporting the application of the resource-based view to internationalisation strategy.
Field of Research
150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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