Internationalization Trajectories - A Cross-Country Comparison: Are Large Chinese and Indian Companies Different?

Posted: 13 Apr 2009

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Fabienne Fortanier

University of Amsterdam Business School

Rob van Tulder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 2009

Abstract

This article explores whether the internationalization trajectories-patterns over time in the level, pace, variability, and temporal concentration of international expansion-of large firms from China and India are fundamentally different from those of developed country firms. A longitudinal cross-country comparative study of 256 large firms for the 1990-2004/2005 period shows that although internationalization trajectories of large and leading Chinese and Indian firms are indeed different, there are also considerable similarities between established developed country firms and the new firms from emerging markets, not in the least, because they often interact within the same sector.

Suggested Citation

Fortanier, Fabienne and Tulder, Rob van, Internationalization Trajectories - A Cross-Country Comparison: Are Large Chinese and Indian Companies Different? (April 2009). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 223-247, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1372567 or http://dx.doi.org/dtp003

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