Periphery-core relations and the knowledge domain of international management: new contingencies, characterizations and theories

Zaheer Khan, Jie Wu, Huda Khan, Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Michael Czinkota, Nadia Zahoor

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Abstract

Most of the existing research in international business (IB) management focuses on importing developed economy-based theories, by scholars trained in Western schools of thought, to study how multinational enterprises (MNEs) operate in developing and emerging economies. However, little attention has been paid to the periphery – defined as the countries that are less connected or in remote regions (Young, 2010) far away from the core – and how MNEs export the knowledge and practices originating from the periphery back to their headquarters (HQs) and other subsidiaries based in developed markets (Frenkel & Shenhav, 2006; Zilber, 2015). This is a critical issue for examination as the periphery's activities can serve as a source of strategic insight for the HQs (Brown, 2004).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-687
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Management Journal
Volume39
Issue number6
Early online date19 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • catch-up
  • innovation
  • firms

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