Speed of internationalization: Conceptualization, measurement and validation
2014 (English)In: Journal of world business (Print), ISSN 1090-9516, Vol. 49, no 4, 633-650 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To better manage and understand the speed at which firms internationalize, managers and scholars need an appropriate conceptualization and a reliable and valid measure of speed of internationalization. The literature, however, adopts a limited temporal perspective and usually conceptualizes and measures it as the time it takes the firm to start to internationalize. This unidimensional view neglects the central aspects of internationalization that create speed. Our purpose is, therefore, to propose a new, theory-driven - embedded in the main concepts of the original Uppsala model - and multidimensional conceptualization and operationalization. The main contribution is that we develop this conceptualization and measure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 49, no 4, 633-650 p.
Speed of internationalization, Market knowledge, Market commitment, International performance, Small and medium-size enterprises
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-236560DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2013.12.014ISI: 000343358900015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-236560DiVA: diva2:765723