Mode Combinations and International Operations

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dc.contributor.author Benito, Gabriel R. G.
dc.contributor.author Petersen, Bent
dc.contributor.author Welch, Lawrence S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-24
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-13T12:59:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-13T12:59:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-12-13
dc.identifier.isbn 9788791815621
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8219
dc.description.abstract An enduring characteristic of extant literature on foreign operation modes is its discrete choice approach, where companies are assumed to choose one among a small number of distinctive alternatives. In this paper we use detailed information about the operations of six Norwegian companies in three key markets (China, UK and USA) as the basis for an exploration of the extent to which, and how and why, companies combine clearly different foreign operation modes. We examine their use of foreign operation mode combinations within given value activities as well as within given countries. The study reveals that companies tend to combine modes of operation; thereby producing unique foreign operation mode “packages” for given activities and/or countries, and that the packages are liable to be modified over time – providing a potentially important optional path for international expansion. Our data show considerable variation across cases; ranging from extensive use of mode combinations to a singular focus on a specific mode of operation. The study contributes to a refinement of our understanding of the path of internationalisation, and throws up a number of awkward theoretical questions about the process. en_US
dc.format.extent 27 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.title Mode Combinations and International Operations en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt10dec13 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 9788791815621 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US


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