How do emerging multinationals configure political connections across institutional contexts?

Chen, L, Li, Y and Fan, D (2017) How do emerging multinationals configure political connections across institutional contexts? Global Strategy Journal. ISSN 2042-5805 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Forming informal ties with political agents is viewed as a viable strategy for multinational enterprises seeking to enter emerging countries. Less is known about the conditions under which political connection is most helpful for firms dealing with cross-border institutional distance. We discuss the distinctive mechanisms through which emerging multinationals may benefit from both home and host political connections. Based on the strategy tripod perspective, we postulate that the importance of different types of connections depends on the overall configurations of a firm’s resources and industry characteristics, and these may change with institutional distance. Our analysis of a sample of Chinese high-tech manufacturing firms yields new insights into political connections, institutional distance and the strategy tripod perspective.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Research Centres and Groups: International Business
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Liang Chen
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 08:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/68251

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