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Multinational Business Review

ISSN: 1525-383X

Online from: 2003

Subject Area: International Business

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Reconciling Internalization Theory and the Eclectic Paradigm


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Title:Reconciling Internalization Theory and the Eclectic Paradigm
Author(s):Alan M. Rugman, (Distinguished visiting Professor at Saint Louis University and Editor-in-Chief of Multinational Business Review)
Citation:Alan M. Rugman, (2010) "Reconciling Internalization Theory and the Eclectic Paradigm", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 18 Iss: 2, pp.1 - 12
Keywords:Country specific advantages, Dunning’s eclectic paradigm, firm-specific advantages, Internalization theory, Multinational enterprises
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/1525383X201000007 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:The eclectic paradigm of Dunning (1980) (with its OLI and four motives for FDI framework) can be reconciled with the firm and country matrix of Rugman (1981). However, the fit is not perfect. The main reason for misalignment is that Dunning is focused upon outward FDI into host economies, whereas Rugman’s matrix is for firm-level strategy covering MNE activity in both home and host countries



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