Country size and Growth prospects

Do organizations originating from a small country have a higher disposition towards global growth? Or in other words, do organisations from large countries tend to compete in their own backyard and get attacked eventually? My view is that the larger the country size, the lesser scope there is for the organisation to expand internationally. Generally speaking there are always exceptions (Coca Cola, etc). But what about the Canon, Nokia, Toyota,

and other companies in contrast to their competitors such as Xerox, Motorola, General Motors, etc?

There are historical parallels too…. Most of the colonial powers tended to be small nations – Rome, England, Portugal, etc whilst larger nations such as India, China; tended to be on their own. So, there may be a pattern emerging here….

Large country = defense of domestic market = increased exposure to being attacked.

What do you think?………

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Posted on February 17, 2010, in Economics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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