This paper challenges established views of how firm internationalization occurs. It combines two previously unrelated streams of literature, the network model of internationalization and the role of personal networking within the Russian business environment, and argues that personal networking plays a much larger role in how Russian MNCs internationalize than has the International Business literature has acknowledged.
Michailova, S. and Nechayeva, K. (2014), "The Role of Personal Networks in Russian MNCs’ Internationalization", Emerging Market Firms in the Global Economy (International Finance Review, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 73-95. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1569-376720140000015004
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