The Internationalisation of Emerging Market MNEs
The Internationalisation of Emerging Market MNEs project explores how enterprises’ internationalisation influences technological capacities in developing countries. It is argued that ventures will develop better technical capabilities not just in entering locales with more advanced technical capabilities but also in locales with less developed technical capabilities. The project team seeks to empirically investigate both paths through an empirical analysis of Chinese firms entering Europe, where technical infrastructure is usually more advanced, and in Africa, where such infrastructure is usually less developed. The grant was awarded by the British Academy to Prof Xiaolan Fu (University of Oxford) as Principal Investigator, and includes Dr Jizhen Li (Tsinghua University) and Dr Zhongjuan Sun (Tsinghua University & Oxford University Research Visitor) as Co-Investigators.
Industrial Upgrading in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Competitive Impact of China on Supplier Linkage Development Potentials of Resident Asian Entrepreneurs (Abdelrasaq Nal and Mammo Muchie)
Transnational Corporations from Emerging Economies and South-South FDI (Torbjorn Fredriksson)
FDI, Size, and Innovation: Influences on Firm-Level Exports in East Asia (Ganeshan Wignaraja)
The Dual Role of Universities in Industrial Innovation in Emerging Economies: A Comparative Study of China and the UK (Xiaolan Fu and Jizhen Li)
External technology base, absorptive capability and innovation performance of technological acquisition among Chinese firms (Zhongjuan Sun)
Capability Accumulation and the Growth Path of Lenovo (Zhongjuan Sun, Wei Xie, Kuanrong Tian, and Yanyu Wang)
TMCD Centre Director, Professor Xiaolan Fu has published a new monograph alongside George Essegby and Godfred Frempong. Entitled 'Multinationals, Local Capacity Building and Development: The Role of Chinese and European MNEs', the book presents an extensive analysis of MNEs in Africa, taking Ghana as a case study, and broaching subject matter previously unaddressed in the field.