The antecedents of competitive aggressiveness among multinational enterprises: A study of the global automobile industry Conference Paper uri icon


  • Prior research on competitive dynamics in the strategic management literature has paid little attention to the antecedents of competitive aggressiveness across countries. We use the awareness-motivationcapability framework to examine the competitive actions of 13 multinational automobile companies operating in 27 countries over a 7-year period. Our results provide important theoretical and empirical evidence about the roles of government constraints, cultural distance, subsidiary control, and multimarket contact as antecedents of competitive aggressiveness among multinational enterprises (MNEs).

published proceedings

  • Academy of Management 2005 Annual Meeting: A New Vision of Management in the 21st Century, AOM 2005

author list (cited authors)

  • Yu, T., & Cannella, A. A.

complete list of authors

  • Yu, T||Cannella, AA

publication date

  • December 2005