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Type: Journal article
Title: Internationalization factors of Thai multinationals and Thailand's bilateral trade policy
Author: Thirawat, N.
Robins, F.
Baume, G.
Citation: Jouurnal of Asia-Pacific Business, 2012; 13(2):143-176
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1059-9231
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Nipawan Thirawat, Frederick Robins and Georges Baume
Abstract: This article investigates the impact of Thailand’s recent bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs) on the internationalization of Thai multinational enterprises (MNEs). The results highlight the relative importance of internal and external factors in the internationalization of developing country MNEs. The empirical evidence indicated that Thai MNEs judged bilateral FTAs as a critical facilitator of internationalization success. The FTAs facilitated firms’ exports to a certain degree and marginally expedited firms’ international purchasing activities. The influence of FTAs on firms’ foreign investment was not discernible.
Keywords: Internationalization; multinational enterprises; FTAs
Rights: Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
RMID: 0020119440
DOI: 10.1080/10599231.2012.657073
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