Closing the Knowledge Gap in Foreign Markets

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Closing the Knowledge Gap in Foreign Markets

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dc.contributor.author Lyles, Marjorie A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Pedersen, Torben en_US
dc.contributor.author Petersen, Bent en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:19Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-22T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791815061 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7434
dc.description.abstract The study explores how firms close their knowledge gaps in relation to business environments of foreign markets. Potential determinants are derived from traditional internationalization process theory as well as more recent literature on organizational learning processes, including the concept of absorptive capacity. Building on these two literature streams a conceptual model is developed and tested on a set of primary data of Danish firms and their foreign market operations. The empirical study suggests that factors considered essential in traditional internationalization process theory, such as experiential learning, explains only a very limited part of perceived knowledge gaps. When factors pertaining to the concepts of absorptive capacity and superstitious learning are added, the explanatory power improves significantly. Apparently, our understanding of firms’ internationalization processes can be enriched by insights from organizational learning literature. Key words: Internationalization, knowledge gap, absorptive capacity, superstitious learning. JEL Codes: D21, F23, M10 en_US
dc.format.extent 43 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2005-006 en_US
dc.title Closing the Knowledge Gap in Foreign Markets en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov22 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.idnumber 8791815061 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Learning Perspective en_US


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