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Title: Chinese multinational enterprises in Europe and Africa: How do they perceive political risk?
Authors: Han, Xia
Liu, Xiaohui
Gao, Lan
Ghauri, Pervez
Keywords: Political risk
Chinese MNEs
The European Union
Africa
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: HAN, X. ...et al., 2017. Chinese multinational enterprises in Europe and Africa: How do they perceive political risk? Management International Review, In Press.
Abstract: The concept of political risk has been defined from the perspective of developed-country multinational enterprises (MNEs) and has mainly focused on the political and regulatory perils in developing host countries. However, we have limited understanding of how emerging market firms perceive political risk in international marketplaces. Adopting a case study method, we examine how Chinese MNEs perceive political risk when operating in developed and developing host countries, specifically, the European Union (EU) and Africa. Our findings show that Chinese MNEs regard their home-country origin and industry-specific restrictions as major political risks in the EU. By contrast, they consider the volatile political environment in some African countries as the main source of political risk. In addition to the sharp contrast in the political and regulatory environment between the EU and African states, Chinese MNEs commonly encounter political risks in both markets due to their own behaviour.
Description: This paper is in closed access until 12 months after publication.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26408
Publisher Link: https://link.springer.com/journal/11575
ISSN: 0938-8249
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