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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


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.


构建企业国际化进入程度与一体化风险感知的整合模型, 通过描述性案例研究对模型进行模式匹配分析。 以华为技术有限公司国际化进程为研究主线, 将其国际化进程分为艰难探索、 横向拓展和纵横延伸3 个阶段, 并对各个阶段的关键风险及其防范进行观察, 通过基于风险感知与防范的案例分析对模型进行检验, 并得出促进高新技术企业国际化风险맜理的启示。


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Xu, H., Wan, Y. & Pei, D. A study on risk perception and risk identification in the internationalization process of chinese hi-tech enterprises. Front. Bus. Res. China 2, 458–481 (2008).

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