Empirical Results

  • Patrick Heinecke
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


The basic features of our data will be described for our research sample of 663 MNCs and our survey sample of 96 MNCs – as the empirical results of this work draw upon both of these secondary and primary data sources. To gain insights into the geographical and sectoral origin of our research sample, we will describe these 663 MNCs along their home country and their home region according to the location of their corporate headquarters (Rugman 2000: 9; Rugman and Verbeke 2004: 4) and their industry membership (Rugman 2005b: 79–182; Rugman and Oh 2007: 39, 42–43). Furthermore, based on company data, we will illustrate how our sample firms develop on average over the sample period 2000–2008 – utilizing Fortune Global 500 data on a consolidated basis issued by the magazine Fortune (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).


Regional Strategy Sample Firm Manifest Variable Regional Success Sales Revenue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Heinecke
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  1. 1.University of Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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