Performance aspiration, foreign competition and Outward FDI

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPresented - 31 Oct 2017

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TitleSMS 37th Annual Conference
LocationHouston
PlaceUnited States
CityHouston
Period28 - 31 October 2017

Abstract

This study investigates behavioral explanations for the Chinese firms’ outward FDI by focusing on the effects of performance relative to aspiration level and extends the model of decision making to a competitive context to develop a theory about how foreign competition in domestic markets affects firms’ decision-making. For firms performing above aspirations, we propose that the extent of firms’ outward FDI increases following slack search argument. For firms performing below aspirations, outward FDI was not their matched solution for performance problem which is not consistent with the problemistic search. However, foreign competition increases their probability to do a problemistic search through OFDI by affecting their resource allocation and focus of attention. Our empirical results generally support the predictions.

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Performance aspiration, foreign competition and Outward FDI. / YU, Shu; Delios, Andrew.

2017. Paper presented at SMS 37th Annual Conference, Houston, United States.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)32_Refereed conference paper (no ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review