Finance and the multinational compangy: Building bridges between finance and global strategy research

Puck, Jonas and Filatotchev, Igor (2018) Finance and the multinational compangy: Building bridges between finance and global strategy research. Global Strategy Journal. pp. 1-21. ISSN 2042-5805

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Research Summary: This paper argues for, and contributes to, a stronger integration of research on finance and international business/global strategy. We perform bibliometric analysis of journal publications between 2010 and 2016 and show that papers published in the two domains relate to very different underlying literatures which, so far, have had a limited overlap. We further argue based on a qualitative review of the literature that both fields offer substantial novel perspectives, models, and theories to each other that have the potential to enrich our theoretical understanding of relevant research questions in both domains. We map various pathways for further integration of international business/global strategy and finance fields and discuss different ways how to better connect the two fields and their different research perspectives and research methodologies. Managerial Summary: In this paper we, first, find that publications from the field of finance and from the area of international business/global strategy relate to very different literatures. Second, we show that both fields would indeed offer substantial and relevant novel perspectives to each other. Third, we develop various pathways for a more intense integration of both literatures. Given the relevance of both international business/global strategy and finance perspectives for business practice, we strongly believe that a more intense integration also bears substantial implications for managers. This is as much of the knowledge developed in international business/global strategy and finance did not fully transfer into the respective other field.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: asset management, corporate finance, global strategy, interdisciplinary, international business
Divisions: Departments > Welthandel > International Business
Departments > Welthandel > International Business > Puck
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 12:24
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 16:28
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