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An Integrative Framework of Family Firms and Foreign Entry Strategies

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Abstract

While there is a vast amount of research on entry mode in general and family firms’ internationalisation, little attention has been paid to family firms’ foreign entry strategies. Integrating contributions to transaction cost theory and resource-based view from both streams of research, this chapter provides an integrative framework to guide further the development of the research on how family firms choose between different entry modes. Moreover, it identifies gaps in the literature and highlights some research questions based on the framework provided.

Keywords

Foreign entry mode Establishment mode Family firms Transaction cost Resource-based view 

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  1. 1.Department of Global Economics and ManagementUniversity of GroningenGroningenNetherlands

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