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Political risk assessment and multinational firms in an emerging market

Mshelia, James Buba and Anchor, J.R (2016) Political risk assessment and multinational firms in an emerging market. In: 2016 Irish Academy of Management Annual Conference, 31st August - 2nd September 2016, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Blackrock, Dublin. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Political Risk Assessment (PRA) is an important influence on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the competitiveness of multinational firms, yet little is known about PRA in emerging markets. This study investigates the techniques used for PRA in an emerging market. It empirically used a multi-method approach to analyse data collected from 74 multinational firms and the dataset of the International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) PRA annual rating for Nigeria during the period 2011 to 2015. Quantitative techniques are only useful if accurate data are used to conduct an assessment. This will influence how firms’ conduct PRA and decision making and may also help to explain why some firms have invested in an emerging market with low financial and economic risks despite the presence of high political risk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Schools: Huddersfield Business School
Huddersfield Business School > Emerging Markets Research Group
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 12:56
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 20:32
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/30118

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