Title: Analysis of the export performance of state-owned enterprises from Latin American and Caribbean, reviewing corruption and informal economy

Authors: Gema Sancho-Miñana Bertomeu

Addresses: Anheuser-Busch InBev Czech s.r.o., V Parku 2326/18, Praha 4, 148 00 ICO: 27572030, DIC: CZ27572030, Czech Republic

Abstract: State-owned enterprises from emerging economies have entered into an international expansion wave challenging the common assumption that these firms are limited to their domestic market. Literature however does not capture this new trend and address SOEs' activity from a limited viewpoint. Moreover, research on emerging economies and MNEs from these regions is rather general and clearly insufficient on the Latin American and Caribbean region. Following a quantitative strategy, we find that governments are strengthening the position of SOEs for different reasons other than just promoting exports. The institutional environment impacts the export performance of LAC SOEs, with informal economy facilitating the export performance of SOEs. Finally, data on corruption is slightly inadequate due to the sensitive of the topic, therefore a common framework for studying corruption is encouraged as it will both help advance research on the topic and help policy makers and practitioners to tackle corruption.

Keywords: state-owned enterprises; SOEs; export performance; Latin American and the Caribbean; LAC; informal economy; corruption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2018.099163

International Journal of Export Marketing, 2018 Vol.2 No.4, pp.264 - 290

Received: 16 Oct 2018
Accepted: 14 Dec 2018

Published online: 16 Apr 2019 *

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