Global Security Risks, Emerging Markets and Firm Responses: Assessing the Impact of Terrorism

  • Luis Alfonso Dau
  • Elizabeth M. Moore
  • Max Abrahms
Part of the The Academy of International Business book series (AIB)


The purpose of this chapter is to elucidate the various resiliency toolkits that emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs ) possess. As terrorism threats continue to proliferate globally, it is critical that scholars and practitioners identify ways to bolster resilience and enhance organisational performance. It is essential to foster a dialogue between the IB and resilience communities, because businesses are a primary target of terrorism. Perhaps surprisingly, there is scant empirical or theoretical work on firm responses to terrorism. This chapter offers a meaningful contribution by highlighting the strategies that EMNEs use to augment resilience to terrorism. We discuss firm responses to terrorism in the context of Mexican multinationals and in doing so, we provide insight into how EMNEs from dangerous locations manage to survive and perform.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Alfonso Dau
    • 1
  • Elizabeth M. Moore
    • 2
  • Max Abrahms
    • 3
  1. 1.D’Amore-McKim School of BusinessNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Global Resilience InstituteNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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