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    The rise of African multinationals: are IB scholars paying sufficient attention?

    Ibeh, Kevin and Adeleye, I. and Ajai, O. (2018) The rise of African multinationals: are IB scholars paying sufficient attention? AIB Insights 18 (4), pp. 10-14. ISSN 1938-9590.

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    This article discusses the rising prevalence of African multinationals in intra-regional, but also extra-regional, markets. It acknowledges the significant firm-specific and institutional challenges facing these MNEs, and welcomes their modest and improving international competitiveness. Continuing evolution, the authors argue, lies in concerted development of higher order capabilities by African MNEs as well as effective coalition building to redress institutional challenges. Given these firms’ potential to transform their lagging home region and impact IB theory, the article calls on the IB community to do better job of channelling research attention on African MNEs.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): African multinationals, African MNEs, intra-regional, institutional challenges, African OFDI, researching African MNEs
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Kevin Ibeh
    Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2019 14:22
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:47


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