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Path-dependence and executive expectations in the internationalizing firm
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2014 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Through a cross-case longitudinal study with archival data complemented with interviews this paper emphasizes on the role of the MNCs executive mangers. The aim is to add knowledge on how the executive managers impact on the firm’s internationalization process, namely, the explanation of path-breaking behaviors like rapid or irregular market commitments. The theoretical view developed in this study is erected by the three concepts of commitment, knowledge and expectation. This view aids to provide some answers on how changes in executive management can drive the firm’s internationalization process into a different path when the succeeding executive management does not share similar expectations as the predecessors. This is more likely to occur when the executives arrive externally as it increases the likelihood of dissimilar experiences and thus expectations.

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Keyword [en]
Path dependence, path break, expectation, internationalization process, executive
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-238705OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-238705DiVA: diva2:771962
European International Business Academy (EIBA) 40th Annual Conference, December 11–13, 2014, Uppsala University, Sweden
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-15 Last updated: 2015-01-13

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