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Foreign investment and economic integration: Meat industry in the baltic sea region
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2013 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 6, no 3-4, 38-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) on the macro level and in connection with trade have been discussed at length in the economics literature. However, studies on FDI behavior in the BSR on the meso or micro level have been scarce. Through an analysis of the BSR food industry FDIs, we study the motives and aims of the industry’s merger and acquisitions (M&A), and the institutional influences on such investment decisions. We conclude that 1) the FDI motives and aims are still following those predicted by mainstream internationalization theories, 2) technology and management practice transfers, along with host country firm abilities to absorb spillovers, have been a strong feature in the post-acquisition restructuring and efficiency enhancing activities, and 3) investment decisions have been heavily influenced by institutional considerations, especially those concerning institutional risks and corruption.

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2013. Vol. 6, no 3-4, 38-44 p.
Keyword [en]
Baltic Sea Region, meat industry, mergers and acquisitions, multinational corporations, regional integration
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216789OAI: diva2:690787
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2014-01-30Bibliographically approved

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