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Publication date: 13 February 2017

Somnath Lahiri

The purpose of this paper is to theorize and examine how target country governance quality, target country market potential and acquirer’s prior experience impacts equity…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to theorize and examine how target country governance quality, target country market potential and acquirer’s prior experience impacts equity participation in cross-border acquisitions.

Design/methodology/approach

The hypothesized effects are tested using a sample of 1,447 acquisitions undertaken over an 11-year time by US-based multinational enterprises (MNEs) in four emerging markets: Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC).

Findings

Analysis suggests that target country governance quality (government effectiveness, rule of law and control of corruption) strongly influences equity participation, and market potential moderates the influence of governance quality on equity participation. Further, findings demonstrate that acquirer’s target country acquisition experience amplifies the positive influence of market potential on governance quality-equity participation relationship.

Originality/value

This study adds to the existing knowledge of equity participation in cross-border acquisitions (CBAs) undertaken by foreign MNEs in BRICs. This understanding is important since MNEs across the globe invest in BRIC utilizing CBA, and related research remains limited.

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Management Decision, vol. 55 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 18 January 2011

Somnath Lahiri

The purpose of this study is to conduct an overview of Brazil‐focused publications that appeared in leading business journals between 1990 and 2008 by highlighting and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to conduct an overview of Brazil‐focused publications that appeared in leading business journals between 1990 and 2008 by highlighting and ranking contributions of individual authors and their affiliating institutions, summarizing types of research, research topics and theoretical perspectives, analyzing citations received by different articles and developing agenda for future research.

Design/methodology/approach

A total of 11 leading journals are selected on the basis of past research. A usable sample of 33 publications is obtained by conducting electronic database search for articles that focus on Brazil. Analysis of contributions, research designs, research topics, theoretical perspectives, and citations received by each article is conducted and various findings are discussed.

Findings

A total of 80 authors affiliated to 67 academic and seven non‐academic institutions from six geographic locations contributed to the research by examining a wide variety of business and related topics using different theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. Authors from US‐based institutions contributed more than others. Majority of top‐cited articles appeared in 2000 or thereafter.

Research limitations/implications

Inclusion of articles appearing in journals other than those considered can validate and supplement the current findings. Academicians and business students can benefit from the adopted methodology and findings regarding current and future research avenues relating to Brazil.

Practical implications

Practitioners and policy makers can benefit by learning what aspects of business at different levels of analysis are crucial for establishing or continuing business in Brazil or with Brazilian firms.

Originality/value

This study contributes by bringing together 19 years of research relating to business and management in Brazil and informing a large population comprising of business students, academicians, practitioners and policy makers.

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European Business Review, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Article
Publication date: 2 November 2010

Tejinder K. Billing, Debmalya Mukherjee, Ben L. Kedia and Somnath Lahiri

The purpose of this paper is to explore the immediate antecedents of top executives' international expertise commitment. More specifically, the study focuses on the impact…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the immediate antecedents of top executives' international expertise commitment. More specifically, the study focuses on the impact of top management characteristics and the international business performance of firms on top management's commitment to developing international expertise in their workforce.

Design/methodology/approach

Primary data were collected targeting the top executives of Fortune 500 and INC 500 firms. The final dataset contained responses from 111 top executives.

Findings

The results of the study show that top executives' international experience, perceived importance of international business in career progression, and past, present, and future business performance are positively related to international expertise commitment.

Practical implications

The findings provide implications for top management hiring decisions. Organizations embarking on the creation of a workforce with international expertise should consider hiring top executives who possess considerable international experience and who perceive international business as an important component in their career progression.

Originality/value

Organizational researchers have devoted very little research attention to exploring what drives top managers to remain committed to developing/acquiring international expertise. This study attempts to fill the void in the extant literature by exploring the immediate predictors and their relative influence on top executives' international expertise commitment.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 31 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7739

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Article
Publication date: 26 April 2013

Naveen K. Jain, Somnath Lahiri and Douglas R. Hausknecht

Location choice made by emerging market multinationals (EMMs) constitutes an important yet somewhat neglected topic in business research. The purpose of this paper is to…

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Purpose

Location choice made by emerging market multinationals (EMMs) constitutes an important yet somewhat neglected topic in business research. The purpose of this paper is to develop a research framework that elucidates the role of EMM‐specific resources and internationalization motivations on the location choice of EMMs.

Design/methodology/approach

The literature pertaining to firm‐specific resources and internationalization motivations as determinants of location choice is reviewed. This leads to the development of a research framework that takes into account various combinations of resources and motivations in explaining the location choice of EMMs. The paper offers research propositions by linking resources, motivations, and the appropriate choice of locations.

Findings

The paper illustrates that location choices of EMMs are determined by the interplay of various resources (relationship‐based, home experiences‐based, and country created assets‐based) and internationalization motivations (market‐seeking, asset‐seeking, and resource‐seeking).

Originality/value

The paper investigates the simultaneous influence of two important determinants: firm‐specific resources and internationalization motivations on the location choices of EMMs. Prior literature has extolled the importance of these factors in international business but not in the context of the location choices of EMMs. Thus, this paper fills an important void in business scholarship.

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Publication date: 2 March 2012

Debmalya Mukherjee, Somnath Lahiri, Deepraj Mukherjee and Tejinder K. Billing

The purpose of this paper is to propose a research framework that identifies crucial leadership capabilities pertaining to the different lifecycle stages of a virtual team…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to propose a research framework that identifies crucial leadership capabilities pertaining to the different lifecycle stages of a virtual team (VT). More specifically, the framework seeks to identify and explain the role of social, cognitive, and behavioral capabilities as important determinants of effective VT leadership and success.

Design/methodology/approach

This article provides an overview of literature on VT leadership, categorizes leadership capabilities, and relates the capabilities to various stages of VT life‐cycle. A research analysis is undertaken to depict the proposed relationships.

Findings

The propositions demonstrate that for effective VT leadership to happen it is important to understand the specific set of capabilities that contributes to successful management of a particular VT stage.

Social implications

VT leaders' application of appropriate capabilities may result in the development of greater levels of tolerance toward cultural, temporal and geographic diversity that exists among VT members and leaders. Such tolerance may actually help improve worker satisfaction, cohesiveness among team members, and promote better work‐life balance – outcomes that are beneficial to society. In addition, more effective and successful VT leadership will lead to better VT performance and organizational success – suggesting positive social impact.

Originality/value

Research relating to VT leadership has been limited. With the usage of VTs predicted to gain more importance in the future there is a greater need to understand how specific leadership capabilities contribute to the successful management and development of VTs. This study fills the void in the extant literature by exploring the specific leadership capabilities and by analyzing their relative influence and relationships with VT lifecycle stages.

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Management Decision, vol. 50 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 1 July 2014

Christoph Dörrenbächer and Joanne Roberts

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critical perspectives on international business, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1742-2043

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Publication date: 18 January 2011

Mohamed Amal

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European Business Review, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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