Ownership decisions in Chinese outward FDI: An integrated conceptual framework and research agenda

Lin Cui*, Fuming Jiang

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    Abstract

    This paper, based on an examination of existing literature on foreign direct investment (FDI) ownership decisions of multinational corporations (MNCs) and findings from a qualitative study on Chinese outward investing firms, develops an integrated conceptual framework integrating the strategic behaviour approach, resource-based view, transaction cost approach and institution-based view. It reflects differences between Chinese firms and developed-country MNCs in FDI ownership decisions, with Chinese firms putting stronger emphasis on strategic intent than strategic fit, enjoying government support that eases their assets constraints, and receiving institutional influences not only from the host country, but also from their own government. Altogether nine factors are specified and a research agenda is set up with propositions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)301-324
    Number of pages24
    JournalAsian Business and Management
    Volume8
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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