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A study on risk perception and risk identification in the internationalization process of chinese hi-tech enterprises

A case study of Huawei Technologies
Frontiers of Business Research in ChinaSelected Publications from Chinese Universities20082:27

Received: 8 January 2008

Published: 30 July 2008


This paper constructs an integrated model of international risk perception, and then conducts a pattern match to the model through a descriptive case study of Huawei. Huawei’s internationalization process is divided into three stages, namely challenging initial exploration, horizontal expansion and all-round expansion. The key risks and prevention measures at each stage are observed on the macroscopic level, industrial level and corporate level respectively, and the model base on an analysis of Huawei’s risk perception and prevention effort is tested. Implications and suggestions are discussed with regard to the management of internationalization risks for hi-tech enterprises.


hi-tech enterpriseinternational operationrisk perceptiondescriptive case study