IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Chinese Investment in the European Football Industry

Chinese Investment in the European Football Industry
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Sue Claire Berning (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany) and Daniel Maderer (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 22
Source title: Foreign Direct Investments: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2448-0.ch062

Purchase

View Chinese Investment in the European Football Industry on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

Outward foreign direct investment of Chinese firms in developed markets is a relatively new phenomenon. Since December, 2014 when the Chinese government announced a major investment program in sports, Chinese firms have particularly focused on foreign direct investments in the European football industry. We analyze the investment patterns, the determinants, and the motives of six investment cases of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment (OFDI) undertaken in European football clubs. Based on Dunning's OLI paradigm and the determinants-framework from Holtbrügge and Kreppel, a within-case and cross-case analysis was conducted. We reveal that the main motives of Chinese investments differ between asset-seeking and market-seeking to a combination of both. The most important determinants of OFDI were the size of the host market and the level of know-how in it, while firm-specific resources and the strategic importance of the industry for the home government was a joint determinant for all Chinese companies.

Related Content

. © 2022. 15 pages.
. © 2022. 12 pages.
. © 2022. 15 pages.
. © 2022. 13 pages.
. © 2022. 37 pages.
. © 2022. 52 pages.
. © 2022. 15 pages.
Body Bottom