Emerging multinationals venturing into developed economies: Implications for learning, unlearning, and entrepreneurial capability

Shaker A. Zahra, Sondos G. Abdelgawad, Eric W.K. Tsang

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Abstract

The entry of young and aggressive multinational corporations from emerging economies into developed countries' markets is an important trend that promises to shape the global competitive landscape. Brazilian, Chinese, and Indian multinationals typify this growing trend. The individual and collective experiences of these multinationals provide an interesting context in which organizational unlearning becomes a means for inducing multifaceted learning that enables these companies to develop and exploit their entrepreneurial capabilities. In this article, the authors discuss the challenges associated with unlearning and how it sets the stage for learning and exercise of entrepreneurial capability for competitive advantage. The authors also identify important research questions that deserve exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-330
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Management Inquiry
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • emerging economies
  • entrepreneurial capability
  • learning
  • unlearning

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