International strategies of mid-sized firms: A comparison of Indiana and Guangdong Province Article

Fu, ZP, Lyles, MA. (2013). International strategies of mid-sized firms: A comparison of Indiana and Guangdong Province . 56(4), 433-441. 10.1016/j.bushor.2013.03.004



cited authors

  • Fu, ZP; Lyles, MA

fiu authors

abstract

  • A China strategy is becoming more important for a growing number of mid-sized companies as they observe China's increasingly greater impact on the U.S. economy. Our study surveyed Indiana and Guangdong firms to assess their interest in future international engagement in the other's country. Our results confirm current engagement by mid-sized firms from both countries in some activities with the other country, but there is a strong interest in doing more. Hence, there are opportunities for many Indiana organizations to play a role in assisting Indiana firms in developing international expertise, business development, and knowledge of China. In the study, 97 firms from the Guangdong Province and 105 Indiana firms identified their current international activities as well their future intentions relative to business development in the other's country. © 2013 Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.

publication date

  • July 1, 2013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 433

end page

  • 441

volume

  • 56

issue

  • 4