Particularistic ties and internationalisation: evidence from Taiwanese family business groups

Chung, Hsi-Mei, and Dahms, Sven (2016) Particularistic ties and internationalisation: evidence from Taiwanese family business groups. European Journal of International Management, 10 (5). pp. 558-580.

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Based on a panel data analysis of family business groups in Taiwan, this study investigates the relationship between location specificity and particularistic ties from the resource-based view of the firm. The results indicate that a family-owned status has a positive effect on a business group's engagement in China. It provides indicative evidence that family business groups as a whole prefer cultural and economic proximate locations. By contrast, the use of particularistic ties in foreign affiliations has a negative effect on businesses groups' engagement in the Mainland Chinese market. The results suggest that a business group's decision to engage in a foreign market is embedded in its specific socioeconomic background and the use of particularistic ties as an indigenous management practice.

Item ID: 52794
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1751-6765
Keywords: semi-globalisation; particularistic ties; resource-based view; family business groups; internationalisation; developing countries; Asia
Funders: Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST)
Projects and Grants: MOST103-2410-H-214-015-MY3, 2014/08-2017/07
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 05:46
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350706 International business @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 100%
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