Emerald Group Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of volume 24 in the “Advances in International Management” book series:


Dynamics of Globalization: Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness?

Editors: Christian Geisler Asmussen, Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi

ISBN: 9780857249913



Cross-border flows of goods, services, capital, knowledge, and ideas have substantially increased over the last decades. These developments have increased the interdependencies among previously separated economies, given rise to arguments regarding the flattening of the world. Yet, firms investing overseas continue to experience substantial liabilities stemming from their foreignness. At the same time new locations are appearing on the global map that offers very attractive location-specific advantages. In addition, the range of participants in international competition has widened, in terms of both the number of countries involved and the types of firms competing, to encompass developed market firms expanding beyond industrialized countries, and emerging market firms joining global competition. The focus of this volume is on how the interface between firm-specific advantages, liability of foreignness, and location-specific advantages are spelled out in the more global world.




Editors' Introduction
Timothy M. Devinney, Torben Pedersen, Laszlo Tihanyi (pp. xvii - xviii) Abstract  


List of Contributors (pp. xi - xiv) Abstract  


Dedication Abstract 


Editors' Biography (pp. xv - xvi) Abstract  


Part I

Introduction to Part I: Booz & Co./Strategy + Business Eminent Scholar in International Management 2010
Timothy M. Devinney (pp. 3 - 4) Abstract  


The Transnational Transition and the Multinational Firm
Stephen J. Kobrin (pp. 5 - 23) Abstract  


Connecting the Plots: The Contributions of Stephen J. Kobrin to International Management Research
Jonathan P. Doh (pp. 25 - 31) Abstract  


Governance in a Transnational Era: Stephen J. Kobrin and the Post-Westphalian Reality
Ruth V. Aguilera (pp. 33 - 42) Abstract  



Part II

Introduction to Part II: Dynamics of Globalization: Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness?
Christian G. Asmussen, Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi (pp. 45 - 53) Abstract 


The Home-Based Advantages and a Hierarchy of Location Resources: Foreign and Local Firms Dependency on Location Resources
Lilach Nachum (pp. 55 - 83) Abstract 


The Benefits of Hierarchy? – Exploring the Effects of Regional Headquarters in Multinational Corporations
Phillip C. Nell, Bj÷rn Ambos, Bodo B. Schlegelmilch (pp. 85 - 106) Abstract  


Overcoming Liabilities of Foreignness by Modes of Structural Coordination: Regional Headquarters and their Role in TNCs
Sven M. Laudien, J÷rg Freiling (pp. 107 - 125) Abstract  


Moving Abroad: Factors that Motivate Foreign Location of Headquarter Activities
Randi Lunnan, Gabriel R.G. Benito, Sverre Tomassen (pp. 127 - 151) Abstract  


Selecting State or Private Joint Venture Partners in Emerging Markets: Impact of Liability of Foreignness and Rule of Law
Indu Ramachandran, Kim Clark, Derrick McIver, Stewart R. Miller (pp. 153 - 179) Abstract 


Liability of Foreignness and Location-Specific Advantages: Time, Space and Relative Advantage
Sjoerd Beugelsdijk (pp. 181 - 210) Abstract 


Liability of Foreignness and Internationalisation of Emerging Market Firms
Ajai S. Gaur, Vikas Kumar, Ravi Sarathy (pp. 211 - 233) Abstract  


Evolution of Firm- and Country-Specific Advantages and Disadvantages in the Process of Chinese Firm Internationalization
Svetla Marinova, John Child, Marin Marinov (pp. 235 - 269) Abstract 


From Stages to Phases, A Theory of Small Developing Country Internationalization
Nigel L. Williams, Tom Ridgman, Yongjiang S. Shi (pp. 271 - 298) Abstract  


What Lies Beneath the Internationalization of Firms in a Regional Innovation System?
Silvia R. Sedita, Fiorenza Belussi, Gianluca Fiscato (pp. 299 - 326) Abstract  


Location Determinants of FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Empirical Analysis
Satwinder Singh, Kirandeep Dhillon, Florian Kaulich, Weifeng Chen (pp. 327 - 356) Abstract 


International Entrepreneurship at the Foreign Market Level: Towards a Network Perspective
Sara MelÚn, Emilia Rovira Nordman, Daniel Tolstoy, D. Deo Sharma (pp. 357 - 387) Abstract 


The Importance of Internal and External Knowledge Sourcing and Firm Performance: A Latent Class Estimation
Torben Pedersen, Christine Soo, Timothy M. Devinney (pp. 389 - 423) Abstract 


A Knowledge System Approach to the Multinational Company: Conceptual Grounding and Implications for Research
Nicolai J. Foss, JosÚ F.P. dos (Joe) Santos (pp. 425 - 453) Abstract 


Author Biographies
(pp. 455 - 467) Abstract  


This title is available to purchase from the Emerald Bookstore and other online retailers. The eBook is available through the Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook collection. Individual chapters can be purchased or rented online.

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