Anthony Kuo

Anthony Kuo
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Anthony Kuo is the Associate Dean of College of Management and a Professor of International Business at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in Taiwan. Before working in academia, he had been working for Trend Micro Inc., a Japanese Internet security software company, traveling to over twenty countries to build overseas business. Prof.Kuo received his Ph.D. from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, and his MBA degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
Fu Jen Catholic University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
March 2018 - present
Fu Jen Catholic University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
August 2015 - present
Fu Jen Catholic University
Position
  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (13)
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This study aims to resolve the debate regarding whether family owners facilitate or restrain internationalization, by examining the role of family owners as firms cope with uncertainty. According to the transaction cost economics (TCE) perspective, which differentiates between internal (behavioral) uncertainty and external (environmental) uncertain...
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Clean technologies are imperative to sustainable development. However, due to industry uncertainty on the supply side and slow adoption on the demand side, so-called cleantech is still facing tremendous challenges. Specifically, the higher price of cleantech often deters adoption, and government subsidies will inevitably be cut when economic downtu...
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The huge potential of emerging economies has attracted numerous multinationals as well as small and medium businesses to develop and introduce products to penetrate these markets. However, constraints such as incomplete infrastructure and low purchasing power often invalidate products developed elsewhere. Frugal innovation, initiated from products...
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Frugal innovation, initiated from emerging markets to overcome resource constraints and address the needs of the “bottom of the pyramid”, has attracted broad attentions. Businesses endeavor to remove the non-essential functions of their products or trim down their processes to cut cost, seeking to offer affordable products or services to fulfill co...
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This study examines the possible heterogeneity of governance quality's influence on entry mode decisions made by firms with different degrees of family control. When entering a country with low governance quality, ceding control of the subsidiary in exchange for local partners’ help enables foreign firms to tackle institutional flaws. However, such...
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Leadership, organizational culture, and independent ethical climate are important in the management of organization, but how leadership facilitates an innovative organizational culture or an independent ethical climate has not yet been fully investigated. This study examines the role of two important characteristics of leadership—being risk-taking...
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This study investigates how family control influences entry mode choice between joint ventures and wholly owned subsidiaries. Based on past studies revealing family-controlled firms’ unique concerns regarding the preservation of socioemotional wealth, the researchers posit that, firms with higher family control respond more drastically to perceived...
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When entering a culturally distant host country, whether MNEs prefer JVs or WOSs has long been a paradox. The current study aims to explain the paradox by examining the effect of the host country's governance quality. This study hypothesizes that governance quality plays a contingent role. When MNEs enter a culturally distant country with poor gove...
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International experience plays a crucial role in the choice of foreign entry mode, but its influence may vary across firms. This study investigates the difference of such an influence between family and non-family firms. The TCE perspective sees the foreign entry mode choice of a joint venture (JV) or a wholly owned subsidiary (WOS) as a trade-off...
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Taiwan has long maintained an explicit policy of attracting inward foreign direct investment (IFDI) as part of its growth strategy, although inflows have been subject to various restrictions. The primary objective of Taiwan’s stance toward FDI was initially to attract export-oriented investment based upon the competitiveness of its highly educated...
Technical Report
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The College of Management at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei, and the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment (VCC) at Columbia University in New York, are releasing the first annual report on leading Taiwanese multinationals today, indicating that the top Taiwanese multinationals are maintaining their growth momentum in t...

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