Government corruption and the entry strategies of multinationals Academic Article uri icon


  • Multinational enterprises (MNEs) often encounter government corruption when operating in host countries; however, in the international management literature, it is typically assumed that government officials pursue national interests rather than their own. We introduce a two-dimensional framework to further the understanding of public sector corruption and identify its implications for MNEs. Using an institutional perspective, we examine how the pervasiveness and arbitrariness of corruption can affect an MNE's organizational legitimacy and strategic decision making. We apply our analysis to the mode of entry decision.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Rodriguez, P., Uhlenbruck, K., & Eden, L.

citation count

  • 427

complete list of authors

  • Rodriguez, P||Uhlenbruck, K||Eden, L

publication date

  • January 2005