The regional nature of Japanese multinational business
Collinson, Simon and Rugman, Alan M.. (2008) The regional nature of Japanese multinational business. Journal of International Business Studies, Vol.39 (No.2). pp. 215-230. ISSN 0047-2506Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400347
In the world's largest 500 firms, there are 64 Japanese multinational enterprises (MNEs) with data on regional sales, but only three operate globally; whereas 57 of them average over 80% of their sales and foreign assets in their home region. Why is there such a strong intra-regional dimension to their activities? Using empirical data and a new framework for analysing both downstream (sales) assets and upstream (production) assets we analyse why most large Japanese firms appear to have firm-specific advantages (FSAs) that are based in their home region. A structural contingency approach is applied to two case studies to explain how home-region-bound FSAs constrained the ability of Japanese MNEs to implement internationalisation strategies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of International Business Studies|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 215-230|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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