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Reconciling internalization theory and the eclectic paradigm

Rugman, A. M. (2010) Reconciling internalization theory and the eclectic paradigm. Multinational Business Review, 18 (2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1525-383X

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The eclectic paradigm of Dunning (1980) (with its OLI and four motives for FDI framework) can be reconciled with the firm and country matrix of Rugman (1981). However, the fit is not perfect. The main reason for misalignment is that Dunning is focused upon outward FDI into host economies, whereas Rugman’s matrix is for firm-level strategy covering MNE activity in both home and host countries.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Henley Business School > International Business and Strategy
ID Code:6112
Uncontrolled Keywords:internalization theory, Dunning’s eclectic paradigm, firm-specific advantages, country specific advantages, multinational enterprises. Introduction
Publisher:Boeing Institute of International Business at Saint Louis University


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