Constructing an Internationalisation Readiness Index

Tan, Alvin, Brewer, Paul, & Liesch, Peter (2008) Constructing an Internationalisation Readiness Index. In Proceedings of AIB 2008 Annual Meeting : Knowledge Development and Exchange in International Business Networks, Academy of International Business, Universitá Bocconi, Milan.

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In this study we incorporate a pre-internationalisation phase into the traditional Uppsala model of firm internationalisation to address the question: Where does the process begin? We identify through the literature four concepts fundamental to the ability of a firm to begin internationalisation of its operations: stimuli, attitudinal/psychological commitment, resources and lateral rigidity. Through a survey of 274 Australian exporting and non-exporting firms we collect data relating to the four pre-internationalisation concepts. An internationalisation readiness index is constructed and applied to some representative cases to establish its validity as a diagnostic tool.

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ID Code: 27614
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference organiser website (see Official URL)
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Keywords: Firm internationalisation, pre-internationalisation, internationalisation readiness index,, lateral rigidity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: 2008 Academy of International Business
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2010 22:13
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:41

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