Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal Vol. 12 (1) March 2012 p. 8-13

Internationalisation of Malaysian Palm Oil-based Multinationals

Anuar Md Nor
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This article highlights the internationalisation strategies of selected Malaysian palm oil firms. These Malaysian palm oil multinationals which we call palm oil-based multinationals (POB MNE) are undertaking foreign direct investments (FDI) in developing as well as developed countries. The motives of their FDI are explained using the internationalisation theory. The internationalisation of POB MNE will require new roles for key institutions supporting the Malaysian palm oil industry. This is especially in the case of MPOB which undertakes research activities which are funded from cess levied on the palm oil industry.

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