Malaysian reverse investments

Trends and strategies

Ragayah Haji Mat Zin

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    Abstract

    Available data indicate that Malaysian investments abroad (MIA) rose significantly in the 1990s. Singapore, Hong Kong and the U.S. are the major recipients of MIA. In order to understand why Malaysian companies invest abroad, as well as their business strategies, seven companies were interviewed. Finding new markets was cited as the main reason for locating overseas. Unlike most mature multinational corporations from developed countries, most MIA takes the form of standalone affiliates. Moreover, most respondents decentralize their decision making regarding the management of these subsidiaries. While Malaysian companies do plan to expand their overseas investments, they advise new entrants to form strategic alliances with other companies, be cautious, patient, and sensitive to the hosts' cultures in executing their ventures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)469-496
    Number of pages28
    JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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    Hong Kong
    Singapore
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    Strategic alliances
    Developed countries

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    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
    • Business and International Management

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    Malaysian reverse investments : Trends and strategies. / Zin, Ragayah Haji Mat.

    In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1999, p. 469-496.

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    Zin, Ragayah Haji Mat. / Malaysian reverse investments : Trends and strategies. In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 1999 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 469-496.
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