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Research seminar: Exit and re-entry decisions of multinational enterprises from emerging economies

12 October 2017

24 Oct

24 October 2017 12:00 p.m.
24 October 2017 01:00 p.m.
MSB.4.02, level four, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton.

Visiting academic Dr Roberta Aguzzoli from the UK's Durham University Business School will give a research seminar on Tuesday, 24 October, from 12 noon to 1pm.

The topic of the seminar is: 'Should I stay or should I go? Exit and re-entry determinants of MNEs from emerging economies.'

All staff and PhD students of Waikato Management School are welcome to attend this seminar, to be held in room MSB.4.02.

During the last few decades, globalisation has led firms to expand into foreign markets. But as markets became more competitive, some firms were forced to exit these markets for various reasons.

Using a longitudinal case study of a Brazilian multinational corporation that operates in Mexico, Dr Aguzzoli's study fills a gap in the literature regarding exit and re-entry decisions of multinationals from emerging markets in other emerging markets, focusing on the role institutional voids play in the process.

The study's results suggest that multinationals decide to exit such markets due to lack of institutional mechanisms that protect property rights. Institutions were also found to play an important role explaining re-entry strategies in an emerging market.

Dr Aguzzoli argues that re-entry is accompanied by international knowledge myopia, which influences events that unfold after re-entry.

Roberta Aguzzoli is an Assistant Professor in Management at Durham University. She holds a PhD from University College Dublin.

Her research interests include international and comparative employment policies, human resource policies and practices in multinational companies, mainly from developing countries, internationalisation of emerging multinationals and re-entry. 

She has published her research in leading journals such as Human Relations, the Journal of International Business Studies, Tourism Management and the Journal of International Management.

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