Private Telecommunications Investment in Emerging Economies

Using a proprietary database of telecommunications projects in emerging markets, we investigate key location characteristics of private infrastructure projects in Latin America and Asia. We identify economic, institutional, sectoral, and cultural variables that influence project structure, and compa...

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Journal Title: Management Research Vol. 1; no. 1; pp. 9 - 26
Authors: Jonathan Doh, Hildy J. Teegen
Format: Article
Published: Winter 2002-2003
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Summary: Using a proprietary database of telecommunications projects in emerging markets, we investigate key location characteristics of private infrastructure projects in Latin America and Asia. We identify economic, institutional, sectoral, and cultural variables that influence project structure, and compare these environmental and structural characteristics between and withing our focal regions. We find that investment projects in Latin America and Asia differ along a number of dimensions and that countries that are successful in attracting projects within regions demonstrate distinct environmental features that appear to draw that investment. We suggest that a contingency perspective is useful for understanding how different regions and countries offer advantages in some areas to compensate for liabilities in others.
ISSN: 1536-5433