Online from: 2003
Subject Area: International Business
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|Title:||Internationalization of new ventures: tests of growth and survival|
|Author(s):||Patrick Schueffel, (Hochschule fu¨r Wirtschaft, Fribourg, Switzerland), Wolfgang Amann, (Goethe Business School, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany), Emilio Herbolzheimer†, (Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, UK)|
|Citation:||Patrick Schueffel, Wolfgang Amann, Emilio Herbolzheimer†, (2011) "Internationalization of new ventures: tests of growth and survival", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 19 Iss: 4, pp.376 - 403|
|Keywords:||Business development, Business formation, Business performance, Growth, International business, Internationalization, New ventures, Survival, UK firms|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/15253831111190199 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate key contingencies affecting the internationalization of young ventures, and to shed light on early internationalization's implications for organizational survival and growth.
Design/methodology/approach – A previously suggested conceptual framework is tested based on a quantitative study of UK firms before explorative analysis takes the analysis further.
Findings – Contrary to the model suggested by Sapienza
Research limitations/implications – The empirical results suggest that internationalization is a largely overrated theoretical factor as far as young ventures' short-term survival and performance are concerned. As internationalization paths differ contingent upon country of origin and other factors, further empirical tests are needed beyond the UK sample.
Originality/value – Empirical tests of previously suggested conceptual frameworks are needed to advance the body of knowledge on successful internationalization. Next to this initial test, further exploratory analysis suggests a refined framework.
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