volume 24, issue 3, P249-278 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-07-2016-0026
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Rajneesh Narula, Tiju Prasad Kodiyat

Abstract: Purpose This paper aims to discuss the opportunities and limitations that the location-specific advantages of the home country represent for infant multinational enterprises (MNEs). The systemic weaknesses of the home country can constrain the long-term competitiveness of its firms and, ultimately, the competitiveness of its MNEs. Many emerging countries have a constrained set of location-specific (L) assets from which their firms are able to develop ownership-specific assets. Design/methodology/approach Th…

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