Foreign Location Choice: Review and Extensions

27 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2016

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Jin Uk Kim

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business

Ruth V. Aguilera

Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy

Date Written: April 2016

Abstract

International Business (IB) research on foreign‐location choice has experienced a revival in recent years, yet a comprehensive review has been sorely lacking. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the findings of recently published articles on the topic of foreign‐location choice and offer fruitful directions for future research. This review consists of three sections: first, the authors provide a historical overview of this research stream by tracing its origins and analyzing the general trend that has shaped research on foreign‐location choice. Next, the authors conduct a review of 137 recent articles published in leading IB and business/management journals. These articles are categorized according to common topics, and the main findings of each category are synthesized in order to bring some cohesion to this fragmented field. Lastly, the authors identify issues that remain under‐researched or require re‐thinking some taken‐for‐granted assumptions. Through this effort, they are able to connect the past, present and future of research on foreign‐location choice and to shed some new light on the IB literature.

Suggested Citation

Kim, Jin Uk and Aguilera, Ruth V., Foreign Location Choice: Review and Extensions (April 2016). International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 133-159, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2761636 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12064

Jin Uk Kim (Contact Author)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business ( email )

Champaign, IL 61820
United States

Ruth V. Aguilera

Northeastern University - Department of International Business and Strategy ( email )

Boston, MA 02115
United States

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