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Sim, A. & Pandian, J. (2003). An exploratory study of internationalization strategies of Malaysian and Taiwanese firms. In M. V, S. Usha & J. Brennan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2003 Academy of International Business Northeast Conference: Globalization in the Age of Technology (pp. 107-129). USA: US Dept of Education BIE.


There is as yet limited empirical research on the internationalization processes, strategies and operations of Asian MNEs from countries at different levels of development. Drawing on primary data from matched case studies of emergin Taiwanese and Malaysian MNEs in the textiile and electronics industries, this paper examines and analyses their internationalization characteristics and strategies within the IDP perspective. The findings indicate that the emerging Taiwanese and Malaysian MNEs, while exhibiting characteristics such as that described in extant theories also suggest some differences. The empirical findings, limitations and areas fro further research are discussed.