Quotation Heidenreich, Stefan, Mohr, Alexander, Puck, Jonas. 2015. Political strategies, entrepreneurial overconfidence and foreign direct investment in developing countries. Journal of World Business, 50, (4), 793-803.


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Abstract

Foreign investors in developing countries are exposed to comparatively high levels of environmental uncertainty and often use political activities to manage this uncertainty. At the same time, international entrepreneurs seek out uncertain environments, because of the potential opportunities and upside potential associated with uncertain situations. We investigate the interplay between political strategies and entrepreneurial overconfidence in managing environmental uncertainty based on an in-depth case study of an entrepreneurial foreign direct investment (FDI) project in Ghana. Our results provide insight into the individual and combined roles that political strategies and entrepreneurial overconfidence can play in international entrepreneurial decision-making in highly uncertain environments. In particular, we find that the adoption of political strategies can exacerbate entrepreneurial overconfidence and affect the survival of an investment.

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  • Entrepreneurial internationalization;
  • Uncertainty
  • Decision-making;
  • Political strategies;
  • Entrepreneurial overconfidence

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of World Business
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, MAN-A, STRAT-B, WH-A
Language English
Title Political strategies, entrepreneurial overconfidence and foreign direct investment in developing countries
Volume 50
Number 4
Year 2015
Page from 793
Page to 803
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2015.03.002
Open Access N

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Heidenreich, Stefan (Former researcher)
Mohr, Alexander (Details)
Puck, Jonas (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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