Internationalization and Technological Catching Up of Emerging Multinationals: A Comparative Case Study of China's Haier Group

Posted: 13 Apr 2009

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Geert Duysters

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS); University of Maastricht

Jojo Jacob

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS)

Charmianne Lemmens

Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT); Philips International BV - Department of Business Studies

Yu Jintian

Wuhan University of Science and Technology

Date Written: April 2009

Abstract

A number of firms from China and India have in recent years been demonstrating their ability to face up to the challenges of globalization by internationalizing their operations. In this article we carry out a case study of China's Haier Group followed by a comparison of its growth and internationalization with those of India's Tata Group. We examine several aspects of their internationalization, such as the mode of internationalization and the choice of overseas destinations. The study further explores the importance of, among others, conglomerate structure, prior experience, the state, and entrepreneurship in the internationalization of the two groups.

Suggested Citation

Duysters, Geert and Jacob, Jojo and Lemmens, Charmianne and Jintian, Yu, Internationalization and Technological Catching Up of Emerging Multinationals: A Comparative Case Study of China's Haier Group (April 2009). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 325-349, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1372570 or http://dx.doi.org/dtp006

Geert Duysters (Contact Author)

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Jojo Jacob

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) ( email )

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Charmianne Lemmens

Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT)

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Philips International BV - Department of Business Studies ( email )

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Yu Jintian

Wuhan University of Science and Technology

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