Интернационализация многонациональных компаний (МНК) из стран с растущими рынками

Internationalization of Emerging Market Multinational Enterprises (EMNEs) 

Интернационализация многонациональных компаний (МНК) из стран с растущими рынками



Andrei Yu. Panibratov, DrSc, Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management, Graduate School of Management, St Petersburg University


6,0 ECTS

Contact hours: 45 


Contemporary Strategic Analysis 

Goals and objectives:

The aim of the course is to provide master students with understanding of the phenomenon of emerging multinational enterprises (EMNEs), with the insights of integrative influence of institutional, industry- and firm-specific determinants of Russian MNEs’ internationalization strategies. More specifically, students will concentrate on the following issues: how the EMNE is interpreted theoretically in contrast with their western counterparts; how EMNEs organize their resources and capabilities to achieve competitive success in competition with firms from advanced economies; what managerial approaches managers of EMNEs use when entering and organizing activities in other emerging economies (the Russian Federation as a core example); why and how companies from less developed countries compete internationally, including in advanced markets such as Western Europe and the USA; how Russian MNEs deal with institutional challenges and overcome other noneconomic barriers in the process of their global expansion.  

Course Content:

Theme 1. Internationalization and emerging market perspective Global competition and new players from emerging markets Emerging and advanced economies as an EMNEs environment Inward and outward internationalization perspectives for emerging market 
Theme 2. Internationalization of emerging market firms (EMFs) The path and stages of internationalization of EMFs Firm-specific determinants of EMFs expansion Sectoral specifics of internationalization for EMFs 
Theme 3. Foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging markets Outward FDI from emerging markets OLI model for emerging market OFDI Emerging multinational enterprise (MNE) 
Theme 4. Shaping strategic capabilities for emerging market Institutional pressures on EMNEs Liability of foreignness of EMNEs Country-specific solutions for EMNEs
Theme 5. Phenomenon of Russian MNEs Evolution of Russian MNEs Country of origin effects on Russian MNEs Political connection as a source of competitive advantages for Russian MNEs 

Theme 6. International strategy of Russian MNEs Resource-based and technology-driven factors of RMNEs’ expansion Mergers and acquisitions as a vehicle for Russian MNEs expansion The results and lessons of Russian MNEs’ international operations

Case-competition «Internationalization challenges for Russian firms»  

Teaching Methods:

Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work, exercises, home and class discussion and assignments. 

Course Reading:

1. Williamson, P.J., Ramamurti, R., Fleury, A. and Fleury, M.T.L. (eds.) The Competitive Advantage of Emerging Market Multinationals, Cambridge University Press: New York, 2013. 
2. Panibratov, A. Russian Multinationals: From Regional Supremacy to Global Lead, London, New York: Routledge, 2012. 
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