Foreign investment and economic integration: Meat industry in the baltic sea region
2013 (English)In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 6, no 3-4, 38-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 6, no 3-4, 38-44 p.
Baltic Sea Region, meat industry, mergers and acquisitions, multinational corporations, regional integration
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216789OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216789DiVA: diva2:690787