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Is It Possible To Govern Foreign Investments?: Balancing Between Klondike And Poltava
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2762-8047
2016 (English)In: Journal of Business Case Studies (JBCS), ISSN 1555-3353, E-ISSN 2157-8826, Vol. 12, no 2, 83-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

FDI (foreign direct investment) of Swedbank in Ukraine is an example of unsuccessful investment in transition economies. The Case Study is presented in relation with Swedbank’s internationalization strategy and rapidly changing investment environment in transition economies and globally. Learning objectives include helping students to develop analytical skills in order to understand how political, economic, financial and social factors effect internalization strategy through FDI. The Case Study should help students to understand the importance of an appropriate long-term strategy of a firm entering transition economies, understand the investment environment of a foreign country and choose the best course of action for a distressed firm considering alternative scenarios. Lessons learned from the Case Study can be beneficial for students studying international business, but also for future decision-makers that would be acting in complex environments under rapidly changing situations. The author developed the Case from secondary sources: Swedbank’s annual reports and press-releases, information published by multilateral organizations and government agencies, research from investment banking houses and reputable news agencies. This Case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to analyze successful or unsuccessful internalization strategy through FDI in transition economies.

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USA: Clute Institute , 2016. Vol. 12, no 2, 83-98 p.
Keyword [en]
Case Study; Internalization Strategy; FDI (Foreign Direct Investments); Transition Economies
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Business Administration
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29799DOI: 10.19030/jbcs.v12i2.9635OAI: diva2:916382
Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-04-04Bibliographically approved

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