Overcoming the Liability of Foreignness with Isomorphism

An examination of the effectiveness of isomorphic strategies used by German MNEs engaging in foreign direct investment in Africa


Bachelor Thesis, 2020

43 Pages, Grade: 1,0


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Contents

1 Introduction

2 Literature Review
2.1 The Liability of Foreignness
2.1.1 Business Impact of the LOF
2.1.2 Deriving a Common Framework
2.2 The Impact of Institutional Distance on the LOF of German MNEs in Africa
2.3 Overcoming the Liability of Foreignness with Isomorphic Strategies
2.3.1 Institutional Theory
2.3.2 Isomorphism
2.3.3 Building a Framework for Isomorphic Strategies

3 Hypothesis Development

4 Methodology

5 Results
5.1 Unfamiliarity and the Lack of Relationships
5.2 Discrimination
5.3 Legal and Political Environment
5.4 Cultural Differences

6 Discussion and Conclusion
6.1 Findings
6.2 Practical Implications
6.3 Limitations and Further Research

References

Appendices

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Title
Overcoming the Liability of Foreignness with Isomorphism
Subtitle
An examination of the effectiveness of isomorphic strategies used by German MNEs engaging in foreign direct investment in Africa
College
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Course
IBA
Grade
1,0
Author
Year
2020
Pages
43
Catalog Number
V1030632
ISBN (eBook)
9783346462862
ISBN (Book)
9783346462879
Language
English
Keywords
Liability of foreignness, foreign direct investment, FDI, LOF, Isomorphism, Africa, Investment, Germany, MNE, isomorphic strategies, liability of newness, institutional, theory, framework
Quote paper
Julia Kaiser (Author), 2020, Overcoming the Liability of Foreignness with Isomorphism, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1030632

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