The Impact of Ambidextrous Leadership on the Internationalization of Emerging-Market Firms: The Case of India

Hela Chebbi, Dorra Yahiaoui, Demetris Vrontis, Alkis Thrassou
  • Thunderbird International Business Review, November 2016, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1002/tie.21882

The effect of management skills and culture on the internationalization of Indian companies

What is it about?

Ambidextrous leadership is a key factor in the success of emerging market firms’ venturing into advanced economies, and it affected by cultural factors. This paper examines Indian companies, which are increasingly recognized for their ambidexterity, and aims to explain this phenomenon by using Indian cultural dimensions, and to explain Indian internationalization success.

Why is it important?

The paper is important as it relates to Indian companies that are very substantial in number, it provides a paradigm that may be applicable to others e.g. Chinese, and it explains how success of such companies in developed markets (USA, EU etc.) can be achieved.


Professor Alkis Thrassou
University of Nicosia

It's especially interesting to read, as it focuses not on 'hard' economic etc factors, but on 'soft' cultural and interpersonal factors of international business success

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