Title: Operations of foreign firms and domestic small business venturing: the moderating roles of institutions, reputations and internationalisations

Authors: Tarun Kanti Bose; Jannatul Ferdous Bristy

Addresses: Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh ' Human Resource Management Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Abstract: This study was directed towards evaluating the role of four moderators (regulatory institutional framework in host country, reputations of foreign firms, internationalisation opportunities of domestic firms and government assistances for domestic firms) between the relationship of operation of foreign firms and domestic small business venturing from the context of emerging/developing countries. Five hypotheses were set and tested using quantitative data analysis. The outcomes suggest that there is strong negative relationship between operation of foreign firms and domestic small business venturing. The relationship gets stronger with higher reputation of foreign firms and favourable regulatory institutional framework. The relationship gets weaker with government assistance and internationalisation opportunities for domestic small business firms. This current research also makes some apparent contributions to the institutional theory and resource-based view.

Keywords: foreign firms; domestic firms; institutions; reputations; government assistance.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2021.10041935

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2021 Vol.13 No.2, pp.216 - 238

Received: 23 Jan 2021
Accepted: 23 Aug 2021

Published online: 18 Oct 2021 *

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