From Host Country Nationals to Entrepreneurs: Insights from Professional Service Ventures in Vietnam

Show simple item record Tran, Yen Michailova, Snejina Nguyen, Huong 2021-12-07T20:54:15Z 2021-12-07T20:54:15Z 2021-8-27
dc.identifier.citation Management and Organization Review 1-32 27 Aug 2021
dc.identifier.issn 1740-8776
dc.description.abstract <jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>Working for multinational companies (MNCs) is often viewed as a privilege for host country nationals (HCNs) in emerging economies. This raises the question: Why do HCNs leave their jobs to pursue the hardship of establishing their own business? This article addresses this question by adopting a phenomenon-based approach to study 12 professional service firms in Vietnam. We explore <jats:italic>why</jats:italic> HCNs initially become entrepreneurs and identify <jats:italic>how</jats:italic> they make this transition. We reveal several idiosyncratic motivations and identify four types of migration pathways: MNC returnee, committed hybrid, transitional hybrid, and direct spin-off. Our findings address the shortcomings of the existing HCNs literature that centers on MNCs’ view and employee entrepreneurship literature that overlooks the context of emerging markets. We find evidence that institutional voids often promote, rather than suppress, entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Importantly, by taking a local perspective, our findings help MNCs increase their awareness that in the fast-growing market of Vietnam, a brain drain might occur as a result of HCNs becoming entrepreneurs.</jats:p>
dc.language en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Management and Organization Review
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dc.subject 1503 Business and Management
dc.title From Host Country Nationals to Entrepreneurs: Insights from Professional Service Ventures in Vietnam
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/mor.2021.27
pubs.begin-page 1 2021-11-30T22:12:31Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 32
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 866726
dc.identifier.eissn 1740-8784 2021-8-27

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