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Title: An examination of cross-border strategies in banking
Authors: Howcroft, Barry
ul-Haq, Rehan
Carr, Chris
Keywords: Cross-border strategies
Banking
Globalisation
Internationalisation
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: HOWCROFT, B., UL-HAQ, R. and CARR, C., 2011. An examination of cross-border strategies in banking. The Service Industries Journal, 31 (13), pp. 2091 - 2109.
Abstract: The paper examines the process of bank internationalisation and explores how banks become international organisations and what this involves. It also makes an assessment of the significance of their international operations and determines whether banks are truly global organisations. The empirical data are based on the 60 largest banks in the world and content analysis is used to categorise the information into the eight international strategies of Atamer, Calori, Gustavsson, and Menguzzato-Boulard [Internationalisation strategies. In R. Calori, T. Atamer, & P. Nunes (Eds.), The dynamics of international competition – from practice to theory, strategy series (pp. 162–206). London: Sage (2000)] and Bryan, Fraser, Oppenheim, and Rall [Race for the World strategies to build a great global firm. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press (1999)]. The findings suggest that the majority of banks focus on countries or geographic regions in which they have some sort of cultural or economic affinity. Moreover, apart from a relatively small number of very large banks, they are international rather than truly global organisations.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in The Services Industries Journal on 28/09/10, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2010.504815
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/02642069.2010.504815
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14627
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02642069.2010.504815
ISSN: 0264-2069
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