An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process

J.C. Casillas, A.M. Moreno, F.J. Acedo, M.A. Gallego, E. Ramos

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Abstract

Knowledge is considered an essential resource in a company's internationalization process, both from the sequential point of view and from the perspective of International Entrepreneurship. This paper proposes a model to integrate the influence of knowledge on international behavior based on proposals taken from the literature on organizational learning in multinational companies. The model comprises several phases: prior knowledge; acquisition of new knowledge; integration of both sets of knowledge; action and feedback. Using the proposed model, different courses of action are identified for further research into the process of company internationalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-322
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

Keywords

  • internationalization process
  • knowledge
  • learning
  • speed
  • age at entry

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