Home country supportiveness/unfavorableness and outward foreign direct investment from China

Ajai S. Gaur, Xufei Ma, Zhujun Ding

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Abstract

What drives the outward foreign direct investments (OFDIs) by emerging market firms (EMFs)? Drawing on a strategy tripod framework, this article proposes a theoretical model to predict OFDI by EMFs from China. Specifically, we use institution- and industry-based views to examine two facets of home country environment, namely, the supportiveness from home government and unfavorableness from home industry, as important determinants of OFDI, and compare the relative strength of these effects. Further, we use the resourcebased view to argue that the effect of the home country environment is contingent on the international experience portfolios of EMFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)324-345
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

Keywords

  • emerging market firms
  • home country environment
  • international experience
  • outward FDI

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