Factors Driving Firms from Emerging Countries into the Global Market: The Case of Chinese SMEs Entering the North East of England: The Case of Chinese SMEs Entering the North East of England

Rose Quan, Zhibin Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to identify the key factors that explain the decision of Chinese small and medium sized enterprises' (CSMEs) investment into the North East of England. The authors conducted 23 semi-structured interviews with key decision makers of Chinese SMEs that have business operations in the North East of England. It has been found that there are four major categories of factors that drive Chinese SMEs' investment into the North East of England: 1) resource-based factors; 2) home and host institutional factors; 3) network factors; and 4) international entrepreneurial factors. The findings have policy implications for both the governments of the UK and China, as well as managerial implications for future Chinese investors. This chapter provides fresh explanation of Chinese SMEs' investment into a developed economy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOutward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Emerging Market Economies
EditorsTomasz Dorożyński, Anetta Kuna-Marszałek
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter16
Pages311-328
ISBN (Electronic)9781522523468
ISBN (Print)9781522523451
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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