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Highly skilled returnees and the internationalization of EMNEs: Firm level evidence from China

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This paper examines how Chinese firms acquire knowledge and experience in international markets by attracting returnees using an original firm level survey from Guangdong province. It finds that there is a strong and positive relation between a firm’s choice of hiring returnees and its propensity to embark in FDI. Moreover, it shows that not all returnees contribute equally to firms’ internationalization. It is mainly those individuals in the most strategic functions, such as management and s...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.11.007

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Green Templeton College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
International Business Review Journal website
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
579–591
Publication date:
2016-12-24
Acceptance date:
2016-11-18
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EISSN:
1873-6149
ISSN:
0969-5931
Pubs id:
pubs:661325
URN:
uri:c69d1a8d-d982-4387-ba3d-974c2283528a
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uuid:c69d1a8d-d982-4387-ba3d-974c2283528a
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pubs:661325

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