Working Paper No. 888

What Can International Finance Add to International Strategy?

Published: November 22, 2011Pages: 28Keywords: Financial strategy; Corporate strategy; Global competitiveness; Cost of capitalJEL-codes: F21; F23; F36; G32; G34
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What Can International Finance Add to International Strategy? Lars Oxelheim, Trond Randøy and Arthur Stonehill

This chapter focuses on the role of corporate financial strategies to improve firms’ market valuations, and thus lower their cost of capital. The identification of successful strategies is accomplished within an overall strategic framework and related to how the firm perceives the degree of international financial integration. Five strategies for how to break out of a segmented, thin domestic capital market are highlighted together with historical success cases. The chapter illustrates the linkages between business strategy, firm motivation, and various financial strategies.

Lars Oxelheim


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