Why have relatively poor and underdeveloped countries been able to spawn so many global firms in the last two decades? Are emerging market multinationals (EMNCs) really different from successful multinationals from developed ecomies? This book tackles these and other fundamental theoretical questions about EMNCs. A distinguished group of researchers assesses the unique strategies and behavior of successful EMNCs, from the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei to the Indian conglomerate Tata, to the South African beverages firm SABMiller. They address a range of topics, such as the drivers of internationalization by EMNCs; their distinctive process capabilities; how they catch up with established rivals on techlogy; how state ownership or business-group affiliation affects their behavior; and why they sometimes relocate their headquarters to advanced ecomies. This book will appeal to scholars and graduate students in global strategy and international business, as well as consultants of multinational companies, looking for state-of-the-art analysis of EMNCs.
Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra is Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. He studies the internationalization of firms, with a special interest in developing-country multinationals, and his geographical area of expertise is Latin America. He also analyzes governance issues, with a focus on corruption in international business. He teaches and consults on global strategy and sustainability. For more information, please visit www.cuervo-cazurra.com. Ravi Ramamurti is D'Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. His research and consulting have focused on companies operating in, or from, emerging economies. This is his third volume with Cambridge University Press, the others being Emerging Multinationals in Emerging Markets (2009, edited with J. V. Singh) and The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals (2013, edited with P. W. Williamson, A. Fleury and M.-T. Fleury).