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The Impact of Changing Regulatory Environments on Bank Executives’ Strategy Formation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.ORCID iD: 55648965800
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2016 (English)In: Bank Regulation: Effects on Strategy, Financial Accounting and Management Control / [ed] Nilsson, Fredrik & Stockenstrand, Anna-Karin, Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The last decades’ of international banking deregulations has spurred Swedish banks to extensive foreign expansion, spreading the scope of their organizations to cover several markets. The different markets where Swedish banks’ currently compete are all characterized by varying conditions for banking operations. The center of attention in this paper is on how regulatory environment have affected bank executives’ strategy formation in the internationalization process. A conceptual model based on the Uppsala internationalization process model is developed to analyze the banks’ internationalization in a long time perspective. One crucial finding is that the strategy formation process must be market specific and the hazards of applying general market knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Bank, strategy, internationalization, regulation, environment
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280617OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280617DiVA: diva2:911431
Note

Accepted book chapter.

Available from: 2016-03-11 Created: 2016-03-11 Last updated: 2016-04-11Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Executive expectation in the internationalization process of banks: The study of two Swedish banks foreign activities
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Executive expectation in the internationalization process of banks: The study of two Swedish banks foreign activities
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Since the late 1980s, deregulation of the banking sector has opened new avenues for the internationalization of banks. There are, however, few studies on the internationalization of banks – particularly Swedish banks. The purpose of this thesis is to deepen our knowledge of bank’s internationalization process by studying how the executive function’s expectation of market conditions influences internationalization patterns. This thesis makes an empirical contribution by describing how the Swedish banks Svenska Handelsbanken AB and Swedbank AB have internationalized during the period 1995-2014. The empirical evidence comprises all of the two banks’ activities in foreign markets and the qualitative cases describing this process have been constructed using archival data (newspaper articles, press releases, and reports) complemented with interviews.

Beside the empirical contribution the thesis makes a theoretical contribution to internationalization theory and more specifically to Johanson and Vahlne’s (1977) internationalization process model. While Johanson and Vahlne’s model does have a strong explanatory value, it does not fully explain its mechanisms (Andersen, 1993; Leonidou & Katsikeas, 1996) and only firm’s internationalizing incrementally (Liesch et al., 2002). For explanation of both incremental and non-incremental behaviors this thesis provides a proposed view of bank’s internationalization where the concept of executive expectation is developed as a mediating variable in Johanson and Vahlne’s internationalization process model. To this end, executive expectation is described as the driving and hindering force in bank’s internationalization process influenced by exogenous and endogenous changes. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Företagsekonomiska institutionen, 2016. 107 p.
Series
Doctoral thesis / Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, ISSN 1103-8454 ; 177
Keyword
expectation, executive, internationalization, banks, knowledge, commitment
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280666 (URN)978-91-506-2536-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-05-04, Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
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Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation
Available from: 2016-04-11 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-04-11

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