Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 461–480 | Cite as

Sustaining the International Competitive Advantage of Asian Firms: A Conceptual Framework and Research Propositions

  • Doren Chadee
  • Rajiv Kumar


The sudden loss of export markets by many Asian firms during the Asian financial crisis (AFC) has raised important questions on how firms in the region can regain and sustain their competitive advantage in international markets. This paper develops a conceptual model which focuses on certain key elements of a firm's internal resources as critical sources of competitive advantage and offers research propositions. It is argued that Asian firms can enhance their international competitive advantage by leveraging their internal resources within an external environment generally conducive to growth.

international competitiveness Asian firms technology government 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Doren Chadee
    • 1
  • Rajiv Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International BusinessThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Asian Development BankManillaPhilippines

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