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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/251041
Title:
From stages to phases, a theory of small developing country internationalization
Authors:
Williams, Nigel; Ridgman, Tom; Shi, Yongjiang
Abstract:
Existing research in firm internationalization tends to adopt the perspective of relatively fixed country specific advantages and disadvantages. However, firms operating from small developing countries may experience rapidly shifting country-specific advantages due to industrial policy interventions. These changes influence the internal configuration and, ultimately, the internationalization paths of firms, a factor that is not captured by current theory. Using a combination of a country case study and nested multiple firm cases, data were collected on how organizations internationalized from Trinidad and Tobago, a small developing country. Unlike the relatively deterministic outward patterns predicted by existing theories, analysis revealed both evolutionary and co-evolutionary trajectories of development. These outcomes suggest that as a country moves to more open economic environment, network connections in the form of supplier and institutional relationships are of increased value for firms seeking to enter external markets.
Citation:
Nigel L. Williams, Tom Ridgman, Yongjiang S. Shi (2011), From Stages to Phases, A Theory of Small Developing Country Internationalization, in Christian Geisler Asmussen, Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi (ed.) Dynamics of Globalization: Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness? (Advances in International Management, Volume 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.271-298
Publisher:
Emerald
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/251041
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1571-5027&volume=24&chapterid=1937509&show=pdf&PHPSESSID=20bt24rm7k5fc3jmcdtr411s55
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
EISSN:
9780857249920
ISBN:
9780857249913
Appears in Collections:
Business and Information Systems Research Centre (BISC)

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dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Nigelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRidgman, Tomen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShi, Yongjiangen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-05T16:02:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-05T16:02:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationNigel L. Williams, Tom Ridgman, Yongjiang S. Shi (2011), From Stages to Phases, A Theory of Small Developing Country Internationalization, in Christian Geisler Asmussen, Torben Pedersen, Timothy M. Devinney, Laszlo Tihanyi (ed.) Dynamics of Globalization: Location-Specific Advantages or Liabilities of Foreignness? (Advances in International Management, Volume 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.271-298en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn9780857249913-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/251041-
dc.description.abstractExisting research in firm internationalization tends to adopt the perspective of relatively fixed country specific advantages and disadvantages. However, firms operating from small developing countries may experience rapidly shifting country-specific advantages due to industrial policy interventions. These changes influence the internal configuration and, ultimately, the internationalization paths of firms, a factor that is not captured by current theory. Using a combination of a country case study and nested multiple firm cases, data were collected on how organizations internationalized from Trinidad and Tobago, a small developing country. Unlike the relatively deterministic outward patterns predicted by existing theories, analysis revealed both evolutionary and co-evolutionary trajectories of development. These outcomes suggest that as a country moves to more open economic environment, network connections in the form of supplier and institutional relationships are of increased value for firms seeking to enter external markets.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/books.htm?issn=1571-5027&volume=24&chapterid=1937509&show=pdf&PHPSESSID=20bt24rm7k5fc3jmcdtr411s55en_GB
dc.titleFrom stages to phases, a theory of small developing country internationalizationen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.eissn9780857249920-
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