Untangling Legitimacy Complexity: Huawei’s Engagement with Government and Media

Lei Li, Sunny Li Sun

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Abstract

Despite its phenomenal success in China and beyond, Huawei has encountered serious and prolonged legitimization challenges in some prominent Western countries. We explore a cross-border stakeholder engagement perspective and elaborate that Huawei has had trouble coping with the governments and media in developed Western countries due to its stakeholder engagement deficiencies and local negative national stereotyping it faces. We discuss some possible adaptation approaches such as negotiation and defensive strategies and conclude with scholarly and managerial implications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages271-297
Number of pages27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies of Internationalization in Emerging Markets
ISSN (Print)2662-1185
ISSN (Electronic)2662-1193

Keywords

  • Institutional distance
  • Legitimacy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Stakeholder theory
  • Stereotyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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