Session Details: Session 1023

International Expansion and Global Competitiveness

Track F

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008


Time: 15:00 – 16:15

Common Ground

Room: MLT2

Sumit Kundu, Florida International University
Amar Nayak, Xavier Institute of Management

Title: Competitive Aggressiveness among Multinational Companies: Differences between Developed and Emerging Markets


  • Tieying Yu, Boston College
  • Mohan Subramaniam, Boston College

Drawing on the literature streams of competitive dynamics and multimarket competition, we design a study that systematically investigates how and why competitive aggressiveness among MNCs differs across developed and emerging markets. Our findings validate that multimarket contact in general dampens competitive aggressiveness among MNCs. More specifically however, MNCs compete less aggressively in emerging markets as compared to developed markets. In addition, the dampening effect of multimarket contact on competitive aggressiveness is stronger in developed markets compared to emerging markets. Taken together these results shed some light into how MNCs perceive the competitive significance of emerging markets differently from that of developed markets. They also provide a basis to assess the opportunities host domestic firms have in shaping their competitive strategy both locally and globally.

Title: Competitive Countries or Competitive Firms: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Firm Performance and the Competitiveness of Nations


  • Rafael Goldszmidt, FGV-EBAPE
  • Flavio Vasconcelos, Getulio Vargas Foundation
  • Luiz Brito, Getulio Vargas Foundation

This paper analyzes the relationship between firm performance and the competitiveness of nations. The theoretical framework of Industrial Organization suggests a negative relationship, while the Resource-Based View supports the hypothesis of a positive correlation. Data analyzed includes performance indicators from a sample of 8,886 firms in 235 industries and 34 countries, in a total of 32,590 observations from global COMPUSTAT and a national competitiveness index computed by IMD. Country effect was responsible for 3 percent of performance variance. A negative relationship was found between firm performance and national competitiveness. These findings indicate that the national environment’s characteristics, in isolation, have limited influence on firm performance, and that firms in less competitive countries tend to show superior performance.

Title: International Diversification and Export Performance of Indian Sports Goods Industry: An Empirical Investigation


  • Navjote Khara, Apeejay Institute of Management
  • Balram Dogra, Apeejay Institute of Management

Despite the benefits derived from exporting in the increasingly globalized market, firms, specifically smaller ones, prefer concentration to diversification. The article studies if a link exists between international diversification and export performance. This research is a census study conducted on the sporting goods exporters based in the Northern state of Punjab, using personal interviews. The results of the empirical findings suggest that there is a significant relation between product/market diversification and increase in profits of export firms.

Title: Internationalisation of Indian Firms: Proposing a Research Agenda


  • Madhumita Banerjee, The University of Warwick
  • Paurav Shukla, University of Brighton
  • Phani Adidam, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Internationalisation of Indian firms has received sparse attention in the extant literature. This proposal paper seeks to address the gap by offering a research agenda focusing on five key aspects that are of imminent importance with regards to the internationalisation of Indian firms. The five key propositions deal with: (a) Indian firms’ approaches to internationalisation; (b) the mimetic behaviour of these firms in comparison to the internationalisation of firms from other emerging economies; (c) competitive resource management; (d) institutional isomorphism manifest in the assimilating organisational practices and structures; and (e) the impact of environment and organisational pressures. We believe that these propositions will assist researchers in uncovering insights regarding the internationalisation of Indian firms and the emergent implications for business practice.

Title: Nation’s Core-Competencies & Global Integration through FDI - A Route for India


  • Ravulaparthy Ramarao, Vignana Jyothi Institute Of Management

This study endeavors to establish a qualitative linkage between a nation’s core competency portfolio and its global integration index through FDI route in this portfolio. It also aims to explore and establish quantitative linkages, existing if any, through some selected parameters and arrive at the conclusions there from.

Title: Synergy by Investment Between India and Hungary


  • Ilona Papp, Széchenyi István University

In order to maximize the economic benefit of international market firms are increasingly relying on expansion of emerging markets as strategic vehicles for making more efficiency.Striving for cross-border synergies on as large a scale as possible can be an opportunity for an international firm to enchance its competive advantage.This paper will introduce the business relations between India and Hungary from foreign trade based on traditional products to investment in the innovation-driven sectors.

All Sessions in Track F...

Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
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Sat: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 1016: The Implications of Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning on Innovation and Firm Performance
Sun: 13:30 – 14:45
Session 1021: Alliances and Inter-organizational relationships in Emerging Economies
Sun: 15:00 – 16:15
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