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.

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Title A strategy taxonomy for foreign direct investment in China
Author(s) Orr, Stuart
Conference name International Business Research. Conference (9th : 2008 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 24-26 November 2008
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Ninth International Business Research Conference 2008
Editor(s) Hoque, Mohammad
Publication date 2008
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher World Business Institute
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2008, World Business Institute
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018271

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