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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The proceedings can be freely accessed via the conference organiser website (see Official URL)|
|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|
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
|Copyright Owner:||2008 Academy of International Business|
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2010 08:13|
|Last Modified:||11 Aug 2011 01:37|
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