|Title||De-internationalization: Past research and future challenges|
|Publication Type||04. Conference Papers|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Dauth, T., Lehnen P., & Velamuri V. K.|
|Conference Name||13th Vaasa Conference on International Business|
|Conference Location||Vaasa, Finland|
The objective of this article is to offer an overview and a synthesis of the relevant publications on firms’ de-internationalization and to provide suggestions for future research in this field. Our broad and systematic literature review reveals that research on de-internationalization continues to be relatively scarce and fragmented. We identify three categories (reasons for de-internationalization, process of de-internationalization, outcomes of de-internationalization) that enable us to integrate existing studies and to guide future research efforts. Overall, this systematic review shall encourage a more vivid discussion and extend efforts to investigate the phenomenon of de-internationalization of multinational corporations.