Emerging-Market Firms Venturing into Advanced Economies: The Role of Context

Yipeng Liu, Demetris Vrontis

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    Abstract

    Sociocultural, economic, political, and institutional differences between countries increase uncertainty and complexity in today's highly competitive international business environment. Moreover, the “West-Leads-East” to “West-Meets-East” shift in the global economy requires firms in both advanced economies and emerging markets to seek sustainable solutions by collaborating across geographic boundaries. Such novel collaborative partnerships may help build a stable, resilient, and sustainable world economy by leveraging the resources and capabilities of firms from both advanced and emerging economies. This article has three general objectives. First, we seek to show that context has been a long-standing issue in management, organization, and international business research and provide an overview of the puzzles that informed and motivated this special issue. Second, we highlight the key insights and contributions of the articles included in this special issue by reviewing their theoretical underpinnings, methodological approaches, and empirical findings. Finally, we outline a future research agenda on emerging-market firms venturing into advanced economies that can help advance international business and management studies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-261
    Number of pages7
    JournalThunderbird International Business Review
    Volume59
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017

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