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Impact of top management team sociodemographic faultlines on speed of foreign direct investment expansion: An emerging market perspective

Chhabra, Ankita; Popli, Manish


Manish Popli


In an emerging market context, the strength of sociodemographic faultlines of the top management team (TMT) might negatively impact the speed of firm's foreign direct investment (FDI) expansion. Building on upper echelon perspectives, the study proposes testable propositions on the role of sociodemographic faultlines (based on age, caste, and language) of the TMT on the speed of firm's FDI expansion. The role of decision-making in TMT is crucial for embarking upon such strategic actions and analyzing those that are pertinent for the international business scholarship. Furthermore, we propose that the degree of inward foreign competition faced by the firms and the prior international experience of the TMT will moderate this relationship.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 20, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 25, 2019
Publication Date 2019-05
Deposit Date Sep 15, 2022
Journal Strategic Change
Print ISSN 1086-1718
Electronic ISSN 1099-1697
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 3
Pages 209-215
Keywords Top Management team, Faultline, Emerging market, FDI
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