Quotation Ipsmiller, Edith, Dikova, Desislava. 2021. Internationalization from Central and Eastern Europe: A systematic literature review. Journal of International Management. 27 (4)




Economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has led to a dramatic increase in CEE firms' participation in international markets. This applies to different types of firms – from large emerging market multinationals to small international new ventures. In this paper, we systematically review the research on CEE outward internationalization, which we define as internationalization of CEE-based firms in the form of exporting or FDI, and contribute to literature by providing a complete picture of the state of the art and outlining potential avenues for future research. We find that while the CEE region has been described as a fruitful ground for developing new and testing existing theories, it heavily loads on the latter. We suggest that greater reliance on theories and concepts from the field of entrepreneurship and a stronger focus on internationalization decision processes might further enrich our understanding of internationalization from CEE.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of International Management
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Internationalization from Central and Eastern Europe: A systematic literature review
Volume 27
Number 4
Year 2021
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1075425321000429
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2021.100862
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1075425321000429?via%3Dihub


Ipsmiller, Edith (Details)
Dikova, Desislava (Details)
Institute for International Business (Dikova) (Details)
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