Title: Investigating the international expansion of high growth power providers in emerging markets: motives, management and entry modes

Authors: Tyson Weaver; Øystein Moen; Kari Landstad; Marthe Iversøn Standeren

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Science, Sogn and Fjordane University College, P.O. Box 133, 6851 Sogndal, Norway; Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz vei 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway ' Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz vei 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway ' Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz vei 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway ' Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Alfred Getz vei 3, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

Abstract: This paper explores motivations for pursuing internationalisation as a strategy in emerging markets. It tracks the internationalisation paths of six international power producers that are active in developed and emerging markets in our analysis with further focus on diverging modes of entry and the entrepreneurial attitude impacts of top-level management. Key takeaways from this contribution are that firms in highly controlled capitally intensive infrastructure industries are highly sensitive to changes in the regulatory environment and that many firms are capturing extreme growth through a variety of entry modes in emerging markets. The paper concludes with implications for policy, academia, and managers alike.

Keywords: international business; strategy; entry modes; motivation; renewable energy; power providers; emerging markets; internationalisation; entrepreneurial attitudes; entrepreneurship; regulation; regulatory environment.

DOI: 10.1504/JIBED.2014.064450

Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 2014 Vol.7 No.4, pp.289 - 308

Available online: 26 Aug 2014 *

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