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Swedish Foreign Direct Investments in Countries Transitioning into Stabilisation

Johansson, Kristina; Liljegren, Marie and Menjivar, Luisa (2009)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse how and why Swedish companies choose to enter a country transitioning into stabilisation. With a qualitative, abductive approach the thesis aims at an analytical generalisation. The explorative nature of the paper is made with a multi-case study. The empirical data was generated by interviews. The theoretical framework is the foundation, which the authors aimed at extending.
From the analysis two modified models of the existing theories could be formed. The first links various entry strategies flexibly to each other, instead of the existing, rigid model. It was concluded that the most appropriate entry mode is through Greenfield investments. The second modified model is the prominent... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse how and why Swedish companies choose to enter a country transitioning into stabilisation. With a qualitative, abductive approach the thesis aims at an analytical generalisation. The explorative nature of the paper is made with a multi-case study. The empirical data was generated by interviews. The theoretical framework is the foundation, which the authors aimed at extending.
From the analysis two modified models of the existing theories could be formed. The first links various entry strategies flexibly to each other, instead of the existing, rigid model. It was concluded that the most appropriate entry mode is through Greenfield investments. The second modified model is the prominent OLI-framework, which was extended with an additional aspect, Network of Contacts. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Kristina; Liljegren, Marie and Menjivar, Luisa
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
FDI, OLI-framework, Horizontal FDI, Vertical FDI, SAA, Serbia, Market-seeking, Resource-seeking, Efficiency-seeking, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1437487
date added to LUP
2009-06-03 00:00:00
date last changed
2012-04-02 17:41:19
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse how and why Swedish companies choose to enter a country transitioning into stabilisation. With a qualitative, abductive approach the thesis aims at an analytical generalisation. The explorative nature of the paper is made with a multi-case study. The empirical data was generated by interviews. The theoretical framework is the foundation, which the authors aimed at extending.
From the analysis two modified models of the existing theories could be formed. The first links various entry strategies flexibly to each other, instead of the existing, rigid model. It was concluded that the most appropriate entry mode is through Greenfield investments. The second modified model is the prominent OLI-framework, which was extended with an additional aspect, Network of Contacts.},
  author       = {Johansson, Kristina and Liljegren, Marie and Menjivar, Luisa},
  keyword      = {FDI,OLI-framework,Horizontal FDI,Vertical FDI,SAA,Serbia,Market-seeking,Resource-seeking,Efficiency-seeking,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Swedish Foreign Direct Investments in Countries Transitioning into Stabilisation},
  year         = {2009},
}