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This case study paper concentrates on the managerial perceptions that determine where to establish a subsidiary and which strategies to follow in doing so. Cultural and economic distances have the biggest impacts on such strategy formation, followed by secondary administrative and geographic distance factors. Most managers preferred to adapt their marketing approach to the foreign market, to give high autonomy to acquired subsidiaries to manage their market, and to set up a subsidiary in a neighboring country. The interviewed Portuguese companies therefore predominantly opened a foreign subsidiary in Spain.
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(2020), "Deciding where in the world to expand when determining a subsidiary strategy: How managers in Portugal assess perceptions of distance", Strategic Direction, Vol. 36 No. 4, pp. 33-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-01-2020-0002Download as .RIS
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