Revisiting FSAs and CSAs in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Ghanaian firms

Osabutey, Ellis L. C., Papanastassiou, Marina, Jin, Zhongqi ORCID logoORCID:, Navare, Jyoti ORCID logoORCID: and Agyapong, Ahmed (2023) Revisiting FSAs and CSAs in Sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from Ghanaian firms. International Business Review . ISSN 0969-5931 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2023.102106)

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Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is widely perceived as a region of countries with low technological capabilities, weak complementary assets competing on basic country specific advantages (CSAs) and relying on transferred technology. In this paper we argue against this perception. Integrating the extended concepts of Location Bound (LB) and Non-Location Bound (NLB) Firm Specific Advantages (FSAs) within a “revisited” CSAs/FSAs matrix, we provide evidence that home-market grown LB-FSAs and their transformation to NLB-FSAs are induced by domestic Ghanaian firms’ strategic and export orientation.

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Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 37364
Notes on copyright: Copyright © 2022. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
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Depositing User: Zhongqi Jin
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2023 16:41
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2023 18:06

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