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Internationalization of Chinese banking and financial institutions: a fuzzy-set analysis of the leader-TMT dynamics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Rekha Nicholson



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Routledge, 2017.

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© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Received international business and international human resource management theories have generally reached a consensus on the important role of leader and top management teams (TMTs) in deciding and shaping the firm’s internationalization process. However, what remains unclear is how a well-functioning TMT is formed to effectively achieve the desired internationalization goal. Utilizing a unique sample of Chinese banking and finance institutions’ initial public offering overseas, this study explores how Chinese BFIs configure the leader-TMT dynamics to achieve high internationalization performance. Using a set-theoretic approach and the technique of fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, a distinct taxonomy of the leader-TMT dynamics (namely, grass-root, strategic executor, born-global and glocal) is developed. Our findings provide novel insights into the IHRM variations within Chinese BFIs’ TMT formation, based on a theoretically and methodologically extended leader-TMT dynamics perspective

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Author(s): Su Y, Fan D, Rao-Nicholson R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Human Resource Management

Year: 2017

Volume: 30

Issue: 14

Pages: 2137-2165

Online publication date: 07/08/2017

Acceptance date: 06/07/2017

Date deposited: 30/07/2017

ISSN (print): 0958-5192

ISSN (electronic): 1466-4399

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1359793


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