This article sheds light on how the internationalization of state-owned enterprises is influenced by the state involvement in ownership and by the home country’s institutional settings. Integrating international business literature with the debate on the varieties of capitalism, we contend that state-dominated enterprises internationalize more (less) than privately owned enterprises in coordinated (liberal) market economies, whereas they exhibit an inconstant behavior in state-influenced market economies. Our analysis on a sample of enterprises pertaining to 20 OECD countries supports our hypotheses. This article adds to studies on the influence of institutions on firms’ internationalization and has implications for both managers and policymakers.
2019, JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES, Pages 669-691 (volume: 50)
Varieties of capitalism and the internationalization of state-owned enterprises (01a Articolo in rivista)
Mariotti Sergio, Marzano Riccardo
Gruppo di ricerca: Industrial Organization and Management