Choice of Foreign Market Entry Mode - Cognitions from Empirical and Theoretical Studies

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Zhao, Xuemin ; Decker, Reinhold (2004)
  • Publisher: Universit├Ąt Bielefeld
  • Subject: Existing theories and empirical studies | Market entry mode choice | Implications and future challenges | Conflictions
    • ddc: ddc:650

This paper analyzes critically five basic theories on market entry mode decision with respect to existing strengths and weaknesses and the results of corresponding empirical studies. Starting from conflictions both in theories and empirical studies dealing with the entry mode choice problem we motivate a significant need of further research in this important area of international marketing. Furthermore we provide implications for managers in practice and outline emerging trends in market entry mode theory as well as possible starting points for future research.
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