Dynamics of comparative ownership advantage: the interplay of domestic and international sphere

Monica Ren, Stephan Manning

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This study extends the notion of comparative ownership advantage by proposing a more dynamic perspective in the context of internationalization. Based on the case of Chinese mining firms, the relative ability of state-owned enterprises vs. non-stated-owned enterprises to access critical resources is compared and assessed as a function of institutionally induced strategic opportunities and decisions in both the domestic and international sphere. Findings suggest a dialectic view on the potential competitive benefits of initial institutional disadvantages. This study informs research on the firm-institution nexus and develops a more nuanced understanding of resource-seeking internationalization decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
Subtitle of host publicationAIB 2016 in New Orleans, USA
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAcademy of International Business
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe Locus of Global Innovation - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 27 Jun 201630 Jun 2016


ConferenceThe Locus of Global Innovation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • Ownership structure
  • institutional conditions
  • foreign direct investment
  • tripod model
  • state-owned enterprises
  • competitive advantage
  • China
  • mining industry


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