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Title: Chinese Businesses and Changes in the Thai Retail Sector
Authors: TRIN THANANUSAK
Keywords: Chinese businesses, Thai Retail Sector, Changes, Dynamic Capabilities, Retail globalisation, Convergence of practices
Issue Date: 29-Jun-2010
Source: TRIN THANANUSAK (2010-06-29). Chinese Businesses and Changes in the Thai Retail Sector. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis investigated how Thai-Chinese family retailers have managed to survive within the context of the rapid expansion of large foreign retailers since the mid-1990s, and how the characteristics of Chinese businesses evolved. The analysis of macro processes and determinants (retail globalisation and Chineseness) was complimented with an organisation-level analysis (dynamic capabilities). The findings suggested that the two case studies in a north-eastern province of Thailand could adapt their businesses to the changing ecosystem because both firms had dynamic capabilities that allowed them to discern trends, capture opportunities by making the right investment and reconfigure their assets. Regarding the contribution, this thesis applies the dynamic capabilities framework to illuminate the evolution of Chinese businesses and retail internationalisation. Moreover, the findings could explain how overseas Chinese businesses with limited resources in the Asia Pacific region adapted and competed in this globalised economic era. It could also shed light on the divergence and convergence of Western and Chinese business practices.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/27936
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