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The role of state ownership and home government political support in Russian multinationals’ internationalization

Andrei Panibratov (Saint Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russian Federation)
Snejina Michailova (Department of Management and International Business, Business School, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 28 February 2019

Issue publication date: 17 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to look into state ownership and political support as two factors that influence the process of internationalization of Russian MNEs.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors observe the theory and empirical evidence behind the phenomenon.

Findings

The authors find that state ownership and governmental political support are two mechanisms of the transformation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to MNEs in Russia.

Originality/value

The topic is not covered sufficiently in the literature. The paper is based on the recent findings by the paper co-authors.

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Citation

Panibratov, A. and Michailova, S. (2019), "The role of state ownership and home government political support in Russian multinationals’ internationalization", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 436-450. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-10-2017-0380

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