Effects of Geographic, Institutional and Linguistic Regions on FDI Performance

  • Stephen Chen
Part of the The Academy of International Business book series


Whether or not internationalisation benefits firms has been a key question in international business for at least the last 30 or so years (Gomes and Ramaswamy, 1999; Hitt et al., 1997). However, despite the extensive research and attempts to develop a general model explaining the link between internationalisation and performance (e.g. Contractor et al., 2003; Lu and Beamish, 2004), findings between studies are often conflicting. One reason that has been suggested for the conflicting findings is that the performance benefits of internationalisation vary according to the region where the firm internationalises. In several studies, Rugman et al. (Rugman and Oh, 2013; Rugman, 2007; Rugman and Verbeke, 2004; Rugman and Collinson, 2004; Oh and Rugman, 2006; Collinson and Rugman, 2008) have extensively documented how the world’s leading MNEs have strong home-regional preferences in their internationalisation strategies. Other researchers (e.g. Oh and Contractor, 2014; Nguyen, 2014; Chen and Tan, 2012; Qian et al., 2008) have shown how the host countries and regions into which firms internationalise may affect the performance benefits firms obtain from internationalising.


European Union Firm Performance Foreign Investment Foreign Subsidiary International Business Study 
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