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Post-entry speed of international new ventures

By S. Prashantham and S. Young

Abstract

We conceptualize a learning-based model of international new ventures (INVs)’ post-entry internationalization speed focusing upon two measures: country scope speed and international commitment speed. We contribute to a deeper understanding of the pace of international expansion of the new venture once it has become an INV by articulating the role of (1)the speed of learning, influenced by social capital and absorptive capacity, and (2) the content of learning represented by knowledge accumulation. We also offer a more refined perspective on organizational learning, which indicates that different stages in the process of exploitative learning require different forms of social capit

Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:44851
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