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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Jonah, Richard Kojo
URN etd-07142012-183015
Document Title An exploratory study of regional growth strategies of local Ghananian companies
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Dr L White Supervisor
  • resource based theory
  • institutional theory
  • emerging markets
  • regional growth strategy
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
This paper seeks to provide further insight as to why local Ghanaian firms may not be pursuing regional growth as a strategy, as publicly available data would suggest.

The study uses Resource Based Theory and Institutional Theory to identify a range of factors that may be influencing, at a firm level, the decision whether or not to pursue a regional growth strategy.

The study draws upon a sample of 65 Top Tier Local Ghanaian Companies. A key finding of this study is that a large number of local companies were providing services or products to the regional market. Evidence suggest that although local firms were at the early stage of internationalization, due to various factors identified in the study, these firms had chosen not to formally commit resources in pursuing regional growth as the traditional ―Stage Theory‖ of Internationalization would suggest.

The result of the study highlights certain risk to managers and owners choosing not to actively pursue a regional growth strategy.

2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Jonah, RK 2011, An exploratory study of regional growth strategies of local Ghananian companies, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07142012-183015/ >


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