Chinese Firms’ Outward FDI Entry Mode Choice: The Role of Ownership and Network

Bai Tao, Jin Zhanming, Xiaoguang Qi


What determines the Chinese firms’ outward FDI (foreign direct investment) entry mode choice, and do they behave differently from the firms from developed countries? To answer this question, this exploratory study firstly summarizes the attributes of the FDI entry modes, including greenfield investment, acquisition, and joint venture. Further based on the different attributes of these three modes, we analyze how Chinese firms choose the entry mode from the role the ownership and network perspectives, which are the important characteristics of Chinese firms.


entry mode, ownership, network, foreign direct investment

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