Multinational Business Review: Volume 23 Issue 1


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A set of motives to unite them all?: Revisiting the principles and typology of internationalization motives

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Rajneesh Narula

– The purpose of this paper is to introduce the debate forum on internationalization motives of this special issue of Multinational Business Review.


Why and how motives (still) matter

Gabriel R.G. Benito

– The paper aims to provide a discussion of the relevance of motives for companies’ internationalization.


Internationalization motives: sell more, buy better, upgrade and escape

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Rajneesh Narula, C. Annique Un

– The purpose of this the paper is to review the motives for internationalization to clarify previous arguments and provide a theory-driven classification.


Getting all motives right: a holistic approach to internationalization motives of companies

Rob van Tulder

This paper presents a framework for an improved understanding of actual internationalization motives. Answers to a key question in IB studies – why companies internationalize …


What is “strategic asset seeking FDI”?

Klaus E. Meyer

The purpose of this paper is to shed more light on the concept of “strategic asset-seeking FDI”, which is frequently used in discussion of emerging economy multinational…


Refining of FDI motivations by integrating global value chains’ considerations

Axèle Giroud, Hafiz Mirza

The purpose of this paper is to show how the nature of the activities conducted by multinational enterprises globally and the governance modes are changing. Essentially…


Motives for foreign direct investment: a view from emerging market multinationals

Pavida Pananond

The purpose of this paper explains how the framework on motives of foreign direct investment (FDI) needs to be rethought when analyzing emerging market multinational enterprises…

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