publication . Other literature type . Article . 2004

Transaction Cost Determinants and Ownership-Based Entry Mode Choice: A Meta-Analytical Review

Hongxin Zhao; Yadong Luo; Taewon Suh;
  • Published: 23 Sep 2004
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Abstract
Entry mode choice is a critical ingredient of international entry strategies, and has been voluminously examined in the field. The findings, however, are very mixed, especially with respect to transaction-cost-related factors in determining the ownership-based entry mode choice. This study conducted a meta-analysis to quantitatively summarize the literature and empirically generalize more conclusive findings. Based on the 106 effect sizes of 38 empirical studies, the meta-analysis shows that the findings of the existing studies are moderated to varying degrees by both study-setting factors and statistical artifacts, although the combined overall effects of trans...
Subjects
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, General Business, Management and Accounting, Business and International Management, Foreign direct investment, Equivalence (measure theory), Organizational culture, Country of origin, Mode choice, Finance, business.industry, business, Empirical research, Economics, International trade, International business, Transaction cost
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