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Title: Impact of terrorism on multinational companies in emerging markets
Author: Elahi, Naveed
ISNI:       0000 0004 8500 1343
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2019
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Terrorism exerts negative impacts on international business and Multinational Companies (MNC). Emerging Markets (EM), though fraught with terrorism related perils, offer greater opportunities of profits to the MNCs than in the developed markets, which are believed to have reached the saturation point. The significance of this research is accentuated by the fact that despite perils, EMs are attractive destinations for MNCs. Therefore, it is imperative to discern the impacts of terrorism on MNCs in emerging markets to foresee and forestall threats to their operations by formulating appropriate strategies. The purpose of this research is to explore how direct and indirect impacts of terrorism pose serious operational and management challenges to the MNCs operating in EMs and how MNCs modify their strategies and structures to handle them. Albeit one can find considerable research on MNCs' business in emerging markets, little attention has been paid on the impact of terrorism on MNCs operating in emerging markets and how established MNCs should befittingly respond to this situation. Literature review, carried out for this study, based on more than one hundred and thirty research papers published in top-tier journals, indicates clear dearth of research on this topic. This research intends to fill this gap by carrying out case studies of four established MNCs operating in the two EMs afflicted with terrorism. Pakistan and Turkey, being large EMs facing acute terrorism, have been selected for the case studies. The managers of these MNCs were interviewed for this purpose. Prior to it a pilot case study was carried out to test the research questions and to remove distortions in interview questions and their understanding. The study will contribute towards deeper understanding of impacts of terrorism on MNCs and will demonstrate how MNCs respond to these impacts to continue successful operations in the emerging markets.
Supervisor: Wang, Chia-Ching ; Ghauri, Pervez Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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