Wholly-Owned Subsidiaries, Greenfield Investments and Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Dirk Morschett
  • Hanna Schramm-Klein
  • Joachim Zentes


Wholly-owned subsidiaries afford an MNC increased control over its international business operations. This Chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the main methods for acquiring wholly-owned subsidiaries, building new facilities (greenfield investments) and buying existing assets (acquisitions).


Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Foreign Direct Investment Inflow International Joint Venturis International Expansion 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Morschett
    • 1
  • Hanna Schramm-Klein
    • 2
  • Joachim Zentes
    • 3
  1. 1.University of FribourgFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of SiegenSiegenGermany
  3. 3.Saarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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