Title

A Capabilities Perspective on the Effects of Early Internationalization on Firm Survival and Growth

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

10-2006

Abstract

Recent critiques of internationalization process models question the wisdom of delaying internationalization. Internationalizing late allows firms to assemble resources and gain experience but also allows inertia to develop. We resolve this tension by positing that internationalization has differing effects on firm survival and growth. These effects are moderated by organizational age, managerial experience, and resource fungibility. Our framework provides insights into the evolution of capabilities across borders and may be tested and built on by organization researchers.

Discipline

Business | International Business | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Academy of Management Review

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

914

Last Page

933

ISSN

0001-4273

Identifier

10.5465/AMR.2006.22527465

Publisher

Academy of Management

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2006.22527465