An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Industry Factors in the Internationalization Patterns of Firms

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An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Industry Factors in the Internationalization Patterns of Firms

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dc.contributor.author Grøgaard, Birgitte en_US
dc.contributor.author Gioia, Carmine en_US
dc.contributor.author Benito, Gabriel R.G. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:26Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-22T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791815118 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7477
dc.description.abstract Research on companies’ internationalization has mainly focused on firm-level and country-level factors in order to explain firms’ cross-border activities. With the exception of a limited number of studies emphasizing rivalistic behavior in oligopolistic industries, industry factors have been neglected as potential determinants of companies’ internationalization. We argue that differences across industries with regard to competition level, research intensity, tangibility of the products, and the existence of clusters should influence the impetus and opportunities to internationalize. This study examines the role of such factors using data covering the internationalization patterns of the 100 largest non-financial Norwegian companies over the period 1990 to 2000. We find that industry factors contribute significantly to explaining the internationalization of these companies, and that the effects of industry factors remain strong when firm-level characteristics are taken into account. Key words: Internationalization, multinational companies, industry factors, Norway JEL classification: F21, F23, L10 en_US
dc.format.extent 36 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2005-009 en_US
dc.title An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Industry Factors in the Internationalization Patterns of Firms 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.description.notes Acknowledgements: Research funding was provided by the Research Council of Norway (project 139982/510, "Globalization and internationalization of the Norwegian Economy"). en_US
dc.idnumber 8791815118 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US


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