A contingent view of institutional environment, firm capability, and innovation performance of emerging multinational enterprises

Jie Wu, Zhenzhong Ma, Zhiyang Liu*, Chun Kwok Lei

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Abstract

Drawing on the institution theory and the resource-based view of the firm, we propose a contingent view on the relationship between host market's institutional environment, emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs)’ capability, and their innovation performance in the internationalization process. Specifically, we examine three key aspects of host market's institutional environment: market maturity, intellectual property right protection, and cultural distance, to investigate their distinct impact on innovation performance. We further explore how the effects of institutional environment is contingent upon firm-specific absorptive capability. The analyses of a panel data of 735 Chinese EMNEs provide support for this contingent view, and the findings of this study thus can help advance our understanding of the internationalization process of EMNEs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-157
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial Marketing Management
Volume82
Early online date31 Jan 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • Absorptive capability
  • Cultural distance
  • Institutional theory
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Market maturity
  • Resource-based view of the firm

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