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The internationalization of Nigerian firms: Motivations and location patterns

Omokaro-Romanus, Constance, Anchor, J.R and Konara, Palitha (2018) The internationalization of Nigerian firms: Motivations and location patterns. Thunderbird International Business Review. ISSN 1096-4762

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Abstract

Despite the increased number of studies of the internationalization of emerging-market multinationals (EMNCs), Latin American and Asian firms have dominated the focus of such studies, while the study of the internationalization process of sub-Saharan African firms in the international business literature is quite limited. Therefore, this article examines the motivations and location patterns of the internationalization process of four Nigerian firms through a multiple case study approach. The findings show that the internationalization of the Nigerian firms is a recent phenomenon, but the foreign investment pattern reflects a pan-African investment strategy. However, the findings also reveal that the firm-specific advantages that had been accumulated in the domestic market, coupled with home-country factors and regional-/host-market factors, were key determinants of the motivations and location patterns in the internationalization process of Nigerian firms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
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Depositing User: Sally Hughes
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 11:41
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 11:49
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/34384

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