Intra- and inter-regional expansion: a nonlinear model
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香港中文大學研究人員
替代計量分析
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其它資訊
摘要Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to differentiate between intra- and inter-regional diversification and explore how each affects firm performance. Existing studies show that both intra- and inter-regional expansion provide benefits and incur costs but the findings are mixed. This study aims to explain the mixed findings.

Design/methodology/approach
This study uses secondary data and quantitative methodologies to test hypotheses.

Findings
Using data from 663 Canadian firms over a six-year period (2006–2011), the authors find that the relationship between firm performance and the depth and width of intra-regional expansion is nonlinear. The authors also find a sigmoid-shaped relationship between firm performance and inter-regional diversification, i.e., performance initially increases with home regional diversification, decreases with bi-regional diversification and finally increases again with multi-regional diversification.

Originality/value
The findings of this study shed light on the current debate on the merits of inter- and intra-regional diversification and have important theoretical and managerial implications.
出版社接受日期26.09.2018
著者Hua Zhang, Gongming Qian, Lee Li, Zhengming Qian
期刊名稱Management Decision
出版年份2019
月份7
卷號57
期次7
出版社Emerald Publishing Limited
頁次1554 - 1566
國際標準期刊號0025-1747
語言美式英語

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