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The Entry-Mode Decision of Chinese Outward FDI: Firm Resources, Industry Conditions, and Institutional Forces

Cui, Lin; Jiang, Fuming; Stening, Bruce W.


How do Chinese firms make their entry-mode decision for their outward investments? Based on the three theoretical perspectives that balance the "strategy tripod," our study conducted empirical tests using survey data collected from outward-investing Chinese firms. We found that the cost advantage of the investing firm and learning opportunities in the host industry have positive effects on the likelihood of a Chinese firm opting for wholly owned subsidiary against joint-venture entry mode,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Thunderbird International Business Review
DOI: 10.1002/tie.20425


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