The Internationalisation of Chinese mining SOEs and NSOEs: an exploratory case study

Monica Ren, Robert. Jack, Sharif As-Saber

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In this paper, we present two exploratory comparative case studies detailing the internationalisation of a Chinese mining state-owned enterprise (SOE) and non-state-owned enterprise (NSOE), Increasing outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) from China’s extractive industries, particularly its mining sector, is becoming one of the more dramatic aspects of globalisation in the new millennium. Emerging market OFDI from extractive industries presents an interesting challenge to established internationalisation theory, which largely evolved through research highlighting the manufacturing activities of large multinational corporations (MNEs) from developed economies. We argue that the strategic behavior of both firms can be explained within existing paradigms albeit, with some interesting extensions. A conceptual framework, integrated with five propositions highlighting their motivations, risk attitudes and multinational experience, is tested. Our paper ends with a conclusion and we highlight relevant managerial implications, limitations and future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges for international business in a turbulent global environment
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the ANZIBA Annual Conference 2011
EditorsCherrie Jiuhua Zhu
Place of PublicationMulgrave, VIC
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9780980789911
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAustralia & New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference - Melbourne
Duration: 28 Apr 201130 Apr 2011


ConferenceAustralia & New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference


  • State-owned enterprises (SOEs)
  • Non-state-owned enterprises (NSOEs)
  • mining risk
  • motivations
  • institutional-based view


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