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Entry and Survival in the US Software Market: International Linkages, Technology Competences and Firm Experience

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  • Marco S. Giarratana

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    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Getafe (Madrid), Spain)

  • Salvatore Torrisi

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    (KITES Bocconi University, Milan, Italy - Department of Management, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Abstract

This paper examines entry and survival in the US software market of a sample of firms based in India, Ireland and Israel. Our investigation focuses on pre-entry technological capabilities, international linkages and home based experience as determinants of the firm entry decision and post-entry survival. Our novel measure of foreign activity is the registration of software trademarks in the US. Trademark renewals and new trademark applications trace firm survival. Our analysis shows that international linkages have a positive relationship with entry and survival. Firm technological capabilities and age are not associated with entry. Instead, technological capabilities affect the likelihood of survival.

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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 018.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
Date of revision: Jul 2009
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:kites18_wp

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Keywords: Internationalization; Linkages; Patents; Trademarks; Software;

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  1. James Bessen & Robert M Hunt, 2004. "An Empirical Look at Software Patents," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000000167, David K. Levine.
  2. Zanfei, Antonello, 2000. "Transnational Firms and the Changing Organisation of Innovative Activities," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(5), pages 515-42, September.
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