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Halal Certification System as a Resource for Firm Internationalisation: Comparison of China and Malaysia

Vol. 12, No. 1 (2016), 125-141

ABSTRACT


There is a broad consensus to the effect that public agencies can mitigate the obstacles and uncertainties associated with the process of firm internationalisation. One critical aspect of such interventionist policy is the establishment of a national/regional halal certification system, which has been widely recognised as a core factor in the international expansion of halal food firms. Based on thorough field research conducted in the halal food industries of the Ningxia Autonomous Hui Region of China and Malaysia, the present article examines how different models of halal certification can promote and ease access of local firms to international markets. Using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the present article allows the authors to formulate general conclusions on the relationship between firm internationalisation and halal certification, as well as specific insights for halal food industries elsewhere seeking to promote their international activities.

AUTHOR’S BIO


François N. Dubé is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics and Management, Ningxia University, China. His research focuses on firm internationalisation in the sector of halal food and products, and importation promotion policies in China (Ningxia), Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Thailand.

Zhao Hongxia is a professor in Ningxia Professional College, Ningxia, China. Her research focuses on the professional and talent development of the workforce in Ningxia, specificaly in the   sector of halal food and products.

Yang Haijuan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics and Management. Ningxia University, China. He is also a lecturing staff in Xinhua College, Ningxia University. Yang’s research focuses on firm internationalisation in the sector of halal food and products, and importation promotion policies in China (Ningxia), Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Thailand.

Huang Lijun is a Professor at the Department of Economics and Management, Ningxia University, China. He is the Director of Center for Research on the Development of Western China. His research focuses on the development potential and the internationalisation of firms in the sector of halal food and products in China (Ningxia).

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