Business Internationalization Inducing Factors

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Subtitle: the importance of knowledge and relational networks
Author list: Lobo, C.A. & Maldonado, I.
Publication year: 2017
Start page: 498
End page: 508
Number of pages: 11
ISBN: 978‐989‐20‐7714‐7
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Companies are currently required to continually innovate and restructure
their operations in order to respond to the requirements of national
and international competition. Companies have to find new ways to
develop competitive advantages and acquire new skills, resources and
capabilities. Based on the opinions of different factors considered as
inducers of the internationalization process by companies that
internationalized early in their life cycle. We developed an empirical
study with 320 portuguese international firms and used the statistical
software AMOS for a confirmatory factor analysis. We propose a
Theoretical Model in accordance to Human Capital Theory, International
New Ventures Theory, and the Population Ecology Approach. We find
evidence of the importance of Networks, Specific Skills of its workers,
International Experience of its workers and Entrepreneurial Propensity
and to Take Risks from workers and top management team.


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