Capability presence in the newly internationalizing firm

Weerawardena, Jay, Sullivan Mort, Gillian, Liesch, Peter, Knight, Gary, & Salunke, Sandeep (2012) Capability presence in the newly internationalizing firm. In Feinberg, Susan & Kiyak, Tunga (Eds.) Rethinking the Roles of Business, Government and NGOs in the Global Economy, Academy of International Business, Washington DC, p. 232.

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We investigate the enablers of early internationalization of the firm. We posit that for firms to internationalize early in their lifecycles, sets of capabilities must be present at the firm’s formative stage and that these capabilities build upon routines that the founders bring into the new firm. These capabilities are aligned to establish a platform for internationalization unencumbered by the administrative heritage often observed in well-established firms. We model this phenomenon, testing it in a cross-national setting of early internationalizing firms in Australia and the United States. To do so, we draw upon a dynamic capabilities framing, conceptualizing and measuring the dynamic capabilities that founders apply in their early internationalization activities.

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ID Code: 68034
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Early Internationalization, Dynamic Capabilities, Innovation, Learning, Networks, Marketing
ISSN: 2078-0435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 04 Mar 2014 23:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2014 11:45

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