Title: Exploring the influence of home country factors on rapid internationalisation of emerging multinational companies

Authors: Osama Sam Al-Kwifi; Shatha Mahmoud Ibrahim Obeidat; Abdulla Hamad M.A. Fetais

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business and Economics, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Abstract: This research explores home country influence on successful internationalisation of emerging multinational companies. We considered Qatar Airways and Emirates Airways as two companies from different countries with similar economic structures. Interviews of five experts in the airline industry revealed that four home country factors have produced significant competitive advantages, allowing both carriers to rapidly internationalise their activities and become key players in the global aviation industry. These home country factors are the location of the country, rapid economic development, government support, and influence of related industries.

Keywords: emerging economies; emerging multinational companies; home country effect; government support; economic development; competitive advantage.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2020.10032495

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2020 Vol.12 No.4, pp.258 - 279

Received: 06 Nov 2019
Accepted: 07 Nov 2019

Published online: 29 Sep 2020 *

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