International Business and Emerging Economy Firms

Volume II: European and African Perspectives

  • Jorma A. Larimo
  • Marin A. Marinov
  • Svetla T. Marinova
  • Tiina Leposky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Svetla T. Marinova, Jorma A. Larimo, Tiina Leposky, Marin A. Marinov
    Pages 1-14
  3. European Perspectives on the Internationalization of Emerging Economy Firms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Dilek Özdemir-Güngör, Müge Göken, Nuri Basoglu, Amir Shaygan, Marina Dabić, Tugrul U. Daim
      Pages 163-194
  4. African Perspectives on the Internationalization of Emerging Economy Firms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Anders Anker-Ladefoged, Thomas Varberg, Daojuan Wang
      Pages 197-229
    3. Jackson Musona, Agnes Asemokha, Lasse Torkkeli, Pasi Syrjä
      Pages 231-274
    4. Emmanuel M. Ogunjemilua, Billy A. Oluwale, Oluseye O. Jegede, Blessing F. Ajao
      Pages 275-299
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-307

About this book


How do firms from emerging economies strive for the internationalization of their business? This comprehensive two-volume collection tackles this question by taking a closer look at underexplored issues, including bottom of the pyramid (BoP) business models, value creation and co-creation, employee commitment and the ‘born global’ concept. Volume II examines internationalization from the perspective of European and African firms. It covers an array of pressing issues within Europe including responsible business practices between SMEs from developed and emerging countries, and the impact of psychic distance, while coverage of African firms places a spotlight on under-researched countries such as Tanzania, Zambia and Nigeria. Providing further examination of emerging markets and internationalization processes, this second volume offers a comprehensive guide for all researchers of international business.


MNCs Multinationals Global business models knowledge sharing value creation value co-creation employee commitment SMEs

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorma A. Larimo
    • 1
  • Marin A. Marinov
    • 2
  • Svetla T. Marinova
    • 3
  • Tiina Leposky
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Business StudiesUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland
  2. 2.Aalborg Business SchoolAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Department of Business and ManagementAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  4. 4.School of Marketing and CommunicationUniversity of VaasaVaasaFinland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27284-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27285-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-1185
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-1193
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