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Order of Entry into Foreign Countries by US Multinationals Since 1965: Role of Psychic Distance Over Time and Across Sectors
International Journal of Business and Globalisation
  • Suresh Singh, Northeastern Illinois University
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2015
Abstract

Observations of internationalizing manufacturing firms, in the late seventies, revealed that the order in which firms enter foreign countries is influenced by psychic distance (perceived closeness based on factors such as culture, language and development level). Since then, the world has undergone rapid globalization and services have replaced manufacturing as the dominant sector of the world economy. To ascertain whether (a) psychic distance is still relevant and (b) industry sector impacts the relationship between psychic distance and order of entry, this paper analyzed the order of entry into foreign countries by US multinationals in manufacturing and services sectors since 1965. Results indicate that cultural and language differences still play a role and the effect is very similar across sectors.

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Singh, S. (2015). Order of entry into foreign countries by US multinationals since 1965: role of psychic distance over time and across sectors. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 15(2), 171-192. doi: 10.1504/IJBG.2015.071165

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBG.2015.071165
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Suresh Singh. "Order of Entry into Foreign Countries by US Multinationals Since 1965: Role of Psychic Distance Over Time and Across Sectors" International Journal of Business and Globalisation (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suresh-singh/1/