Firm resource and first mover advantages: A case of foreign direct investment (FDI) in China

Ji LI*, Kevin C.K. Lam, Leonard Karakowsky, Gongming Qian

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between firm resources and first-mover advantages with regard to foreign direct investment (FDI) in China. While this study replicates some previous research on the issue, it also builds on the previous research by developing new theoretical arguments and adopting different research methods. Based on research on the resource-based view of the firm, we hypothesize that firm resources will moderate the relationship between the timing of entry and firm performance. Empirical analyses of data from a sample of MNEs competing in China show evidence supporting our hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-645
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Business Review
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Marketing

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Firm resources
  • First mover advantages
  • MNEs

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