Commitment to internationalisation : an extension of the internationalisation process model

Tan, Alvin, Brewer, Paul, Liesch, Peter, & Coote, Len (2014) Commitment to internationalisation : an extension of the internationalisation process model. In Institutions, Organisations and Markets : New International Business Research Opportunities, The University of Auckland Business School, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Notwithstanding the interest over many years by scholars in modeling the internationalization of the firm, the initial transition for the firm from domestic to international operations remains under-researched. We identify the behavioral factors that are important at the pre-internationalization state and discuss how they may interrelate to influence a decision to commit to internationalization through export commencement. We study export commitment by proposing and constructing an index that incorporates the factors that influence a firm’s propensity to commit to export activities. Utilizing the items from this index in a logistic regression analysis, we distinguish between the pre-internationalization characteristics of exporting and non-exporting firms to better understand the key influences in export commitment. Implications are discussed.

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ID Code: 75318
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference 2014
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Keywords: internationalisation, pre-internationalisation, export commitment, 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: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2014 00:11
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 18:31

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