Business under adverse home country institutions: The case of international sanctions against Myanmar

Klaus E. Meyer (First Author), Htwe Htwe Thein (Participant Author)

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    Abstract

    We expand the institutional perspective of international business by exploring the range of institutions outside the host country that influence international business. We use a critical case, Myanmar, to explore the dynamics of institutional constraints and the reaction of business to such constraints. Our in-depth case analysis focuses on four industries for the period 1996–2011. On this basis, we develop the concept of ‘low profile strategy’ and propose a conceptual framework of home country pressures influencing multinational enterprises’ international operation, and the variation of their impact across industries and firms. This framework provides a foundation for future work on the extra-territorial effects of institutions in international business.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)156-171
    JournalJournal of World Business
    Volume49
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Corresponding author email

    kmeyer@ceibs.edu

    Keywords

    • Home country environment
    • Institutional perspective
    • Non-governmental organizationsForeign entry strategy; Myanmar

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    • ABDC-A
    • Scopus
    • SSCI

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