The Impact of Sub-National Institutions on Foreign Firms´ Market Entry

An Empirical Analysis of the Russian Regions

  • Maren Hagemeister

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 89-115

About this book


Maren Hagemeister examines how institutions influence foreign firms´ market entry decisions and subsidiary performance in Russian regions. In an empirical study the author analyses the market entries of a sample of European Union firms in the Russian federal districts between 2005 and 2013. The thesis advances prior research with its sub-national perspective on institutions and the use of the thus far underutilized Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS) to derive regional data. The findings indicate that within-country differences can significantly affect foreign companies´ entry mode and success on a local market.

  • Objective and relevance of this study for entry mode research in Russia
  • Application and review of institutional theory, transaction cost theory and entry mode research
  • Data and research methodology based on the BEEPS project und Bureau van Dijk data
  • Contributions, methodological limitations, theoretical and managerial implications
Target Groups
  • Scholars and students in international management, strategic management 
  • Managers responsible for expanding firm operations in emerging markets
The Author

Maren Hagemeister earned her bachelor´s degree in International Cultural and Business Studies at the University of Passau and afterwards graduated from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg with a Master of Science in International Business Studies in 2018.


Emerging markets Strategic planning Foreign investments Institutional theory Transaction cost theory Firm performance

Authors and affiliations

  • Maren Hagemeister
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  1. 1.HeroldsbachGermany

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