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Developing social capital to achieve superior internationalization: A conceptual model

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  • Mary Han

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    A conceptual model is proposed for analyzing the strategies of startups in the context of building social capital to achieve superior performance in internationalization. The study responds to calls for theoretical predictions based on comprehensive distinctions of network relationships, such as in the strength, number and content of ties. The effect of tie characteristics on formulating startup internationalization strategies and on subsequent performance depends on the combination of many weak ties and a few strong ties. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of International Entrepreneurship.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 99-112

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jinten:v:4:y:2006:i:2:p:99-112

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    Keywords: Network ties; Internationalization performance; Startup strategy;

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    1. Stephanie Fernhaber, 2013. "Untangling the relationship between new venture internationalization and performance," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 11(3), pages 220-242, September.
    2. Indujeeva Peiris & Michèle Akoorie & Paresha Sinha, 2012. "International entrepreneurship: A critical analysis of studies in the past two decades and future directions for research," Journal of International Entrepreneurship, Springer, vol. 10(4), pages 279-324, December.

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