Entry Mode Degree of Control, Firm Performance and Host Country Institutional Development: A Meta-Analysis

Claudio Giachetti, Giancarlo Manzi, Cinzia Colapinto

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Abstract

Among studies on performance outcomes of entry mode choices disagreement fueled by ambiguous research findings is apparent as regards whether the best performers are those firms that enter foreign countries with high or low entry mode degree of control. To solve this dilemma and test new hypotheses, the relationship between entry mode degree of control and firm performance is examined by meta-analyzing 133 studies (740,114 observations) covering entry mode choices from 1980 to 2010. We find that (a) overall high-control entry modes lead to higher performance, and (b) adopting high-control entry modes is particularly important for firms entering developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-39
Number of pages37
JournalManagement International Review
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2019

Keywords

  • Degree of control
  • Developing country
  • Entry mode
  • Meta-analysis
  • Meta-regression
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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