Different roads to Rome? Patterns of internationalization in Chinese firms

Geng CUI, Tsang Sing CHAN, Hua ZHANG, Ling PENG

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Abstract

Existing findings on the internationalization of firms have largely been based on studies of firms from developed economies, following the knowledge-development process model of increasing commitment from export to foreign direct investment, and emphasizing firm-specific advantages and outward activities. Such studies are, however, less informative about how firms generate competitive advantages in the first place. Studies that have examined the role of inward activities in firms’ internationalization suggest that firms can be integrated into the global economy through inward activities or upstream internationalization. Inward activities play an important role in the internationalization process of firms, particularly for firms from emerging market economies, such as China, where many firms start the internationalization process by becoming customers or joint venture partners of foreign multinationals. Thus, inward activities provide an alternative approach to beginning the internationalization process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch on Asian firms : a review and look forward
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages183-204
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781137407696
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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Foreign direct investment
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CUI, G., CHAN, T. S., ZHANG, H., & PENG, L. (2014). Different roads to Rome? Patterns of internationalization in Chinese firms. In Research on Asian firms : a review and look forward (pp. 183-204). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137407719.0016
CUI, Geng ; CHAN, Tsang Sing ; ZHANG, Hua ; PENG, Ling. / Different roads to Rome? Patterns of internationalization in Chinese firms. Research on Asian firms : a review and look forward. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. pp. 183-204
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Different roads to Rome? Patterns of internationalization in Chinese firms. / CUI, Geng; CHAN, Tsang Sing; ZHANG, Hua; PENG, Ling.

Research on Asian firms : a review and look forward. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. p. 183-204.

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