Journal of International Business Studies
We develop a resource security perspective by examining the resources that multinational firms acquire when investing abroad. Firms can acquire resources to increase power and decrease dependence for long-term security (exploration) or acquire resources for relatively shorter-term gains and consumption (exploitation). We find state owned enterprises (SOEs) acquire resources for exploration, and pay more for these resources than non-state owned enterprises (NSOEs). We contribute to the literature by suggesting that long-term resource security is of immediate importance to SOEs and their home countries, that ownership influences resource acquisitions, and investments can be a safeguard for the SOE’s home country’s future.
Bass, A. Erin and Chakrabarty, Subrata, "Resource Security: Competition for Global Resources, Strategic Intent, and Governments as Owners" (2014). Marketing and Management Faculty Publications. 3.