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Moderators on international diversification of advanced emerging market firms

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  • Tsai, Huei-Ting
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    Firms from advanced emerging markets are becoming notable players in the global marketplace. This study seeks to examine how these firms expand to international markets successfully. Drawing on R&D intensity and learning capability, this study finds that an s-shaped relationship exists between firm internationalization and performance. The results also show that R&D intensity and learning capability significantly strengthen the impact of internationalization on firm performance. These results imply that R&D intensity and learning capability are the main drivers of success for firms from advanced emerging markets in foreign markets.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 67 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 1243-1248

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:67:y:2014:i:6:p:1243-1248

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    Keywords: Internationalization; R&D intensity; Learning capability; Advance emerging markets;

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