SPEED OF INTERNATIONALIZATION: MUTUAL EFFECTS OF INDIVIDUAL- AND COMPANY-LEVEL ANTECEDENTS
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AbstractIn recent years many small, young firms have started internationalizing early and have become born globals' (BGs). This study traces the phenomenon to five individual-level and company-level antecedents, including propensity to act, risk tolerance, company-level organization of knowledge, ability to forge company-level consensus, and company-level responsiveness to new environments. Individual-level antecedents are entrepreneurs' psychological qualities and company-level antecedents are organizational behaviors. While these antecedents may or may not individually contribute to the rapid internationalization of small BGs, their interaction significantly speeds up the process. Evidence collected in this study demonstrates that the interaction among these antecedents is a complex mechanism. The interaction can be moderation, mediation, and even mediated moderation. The complex interaction of these antecedents explains the fast internationalization of BGs. The evidence sheds light on the relationships between entrepreneurs' psychological qualities and organizational behaviors. Copyright (C) 2015 Strategic Management Society.
All Author(s) ListLi L, Qian GM, Qian ZM
Journal nameGlobal Strategy Journal
Year2015
Month11
Day1
Volume Number5
Issue Number4
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
Pages303 - 320
ISSN2042-5791
eISSN2042-5805
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywords'born globals'; company-level antecedents; individual-level antecedents; internationalization speed; mutual effects
Web of Science Subject CategoriesBusiness & Economics; Management

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