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Rapid internationalization and long-term performance: The knowledge link

García-García, Raquel; García-Canal, Esteban and Guillén, Mauro F. (2017). Rapid internationalization and long-term performance: The knowledge link. Journal of World Business, 52 pp. 97–110.

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Abstract

Drawing on the knowledge-based view and organizational learning theory, we develop and test a set of hypotheses to provide a first attempt at analyzing the effect of speed of internationalization on long-term performance. Using a panel-data sample of Spanish listed firms (1986-2010), we find that there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between speed of internationalization and long-term performance. We also find that whereas technological knowledge steepens this relationship, the diversity of prior international experience flattens it. Our results contribute to the existing IB literature on the performance of FDI, cross-country knowledge transferability, and nonsequential entry.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Elsevier
ISSN: 1090-9516
Keywords: Internationalization; firm performance; speed; knowledge-based view; organizational learning theory.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 47544
Depositing User: Raquel Garcia-Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 11:42
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 02:04
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47544
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