Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

2013

Document Type

Article

Citation

Journal for the Advancement of Developing Economies 2013 Volume 2 Issue 4

doi:10.13014/K2BP010G

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Copyright (c) 2013 JADE.

Abstract

The use of entry modes by multinational firms has received increased attention from international business scholars. Based on the context of sub-Saharan Africa, this research reviews the locational benefits offered to MNEs by in this region. Borrowing from the eclectic paradigm of international production, the research also examines the effects of each type of entry on the locational advantages offered to MNEs. Propositions are presented to suggest which mode of entry MNEs should pursue in African markets, based on the existence of locational advantages that complement existing firm-specific advantages. Practical and research implications are discussed, in addition to considerations for future research.

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