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MNCs’ Collaborative Activities in Emerging Markets during Periods of Turbulent Change
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. (International Business)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1669-3580.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores MNCs’ collaborative activities in the context of emerging markets during periods of turbulent change. While the common view suggests MNCs practice uncertainty avoidance and literature overlooks the non-business strategies of these firms, there is growing evidence of increasing MNC collaboration with host governments and local actors. Drawing on archival and interview data, this study presents a single case of DeLaval in China, and its collaboration with the Chinese government and local businesses and non-business actors after the dairy industry was hit by the melamine milk scandal in 2008. This study aims to understand the prerequisite for MNCs to collaborate, MNCs’ motivation to engage, and the role of turbulent change in these collaborations. The findings show that experience, legitimacy, trust, and commitment are necessary for MNCs to engage in collaborative activities, while increased local embeddedness and fulfilment of responsibilities as societal stakeholders are possible motivations for collaboration. Lastly, turbulent change may provide opportunities for collaboration to occur by creating urgency, inducing future institutional change, and prompting MNCs to take a proactive approach to the host market. 

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2016.
Keywords [en]
Collaborative activities, MNCs, Governments, Emerging markets, Turbulent Changes, Market Entry, Market Expansion, China, Case Study
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-349311OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-349311DiVA, id: diva2:1201386
Conference
42nd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy, 2016, Vienna, Austria
Available from: 2018-04-25 Created: 2018-04-25 Last updated: 2018-04-25

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