The internationalization of Nigerian firms: motivations and location patterns

Omokaro-Romanus, Constance, Anchor, John R and Konara, Palitha (2019) The internationalization of Nigerian firms: motivations and location patterns. Thunderbird International Business Review, 61 (1). pp. 75-88. ISSN 1096-4762

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Abstract

Despite the increased number of studies of the internationalization of emerging‐market multinationals (EMNCs), Latin American and Asian firms have dominated the focus of such studies, while the study of the internationalization process of sub‐Saharan African firms in the international business literature is quite limited. Therefore, this article examines the motivations and location patterns of the internationalization process of four Nigerian firms through a multiple case study approach. The findings show that the internationalization of the Nigerian firms is a recent phenomenon, but the foreign investment pattern reflects a pan‐African investment strategy. However, the findings also reveal that the firm‐specific advantages that had been accumulated in the domestic market, coupled with home‐country factors and regional‐/host‐market factors, were key determinants of the motivations and location patterns in the internationalization process of Nigerian firms.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Strategy and Marketing
Research Centres and Groups: International Business
Depositing User: Palitha Konara
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 12:32
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 12:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/82007

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