International expansion by new venture firms: International diversity, mode of market entry, technological learning, and performance

Shaker A. Zahra, R. Duane Ireland, Michael A. Hitt

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Abstract

An increasing number of new venture firms are internationalizing their business operations early in their life cycles. Previous explanations of this trend have focused on the importance of technological knowledge, skills, and resources for new ventures' international expansion. However, little is known about how these firms use the technological learning gained through internationalization. This study examined the effects of international expansion, as measured by international diversity and mode of market entry, on a firm's technological learning and the effects of this learning on the firm's financial performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-950
Number of pages26
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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