Cui, Lin; Meyer, Klaus E; Hu Wei, Helen
What drives firms, particularly those from emerging economies, to engage in competitive catch-up with world leaders? We study the first step leading to catch-up, namely the managerial intent to acquire strategic assets that help closing the gap. Theoretically grounded in the awareness-motivation-capability (AMC) framework of competitive dynamics, we identify key factors contributing to firms' strategic intent to catch-up by acquiring strategic assets abroad. Using a sample of 154 Chinese firms,...[Show more]
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