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The effects of the degree of internationalization on firm performance

  • Riahi-Belkaoui, Ahmed
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    This study developed and tested a model that attempts to describe the influence of internationalization on firm performance. Degree of internationalization was measured by foreign revenues/total revenues. Results based on data from a cross-sectional set of U.S. multinational firms find evidence of a nonmonotonic relationship between degree of internationalization and firm performance. The rate of return on assets declines, then increases, and finally decreases slightly as the degree of internationalization increases.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 7 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 315-321

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:iburev:v:7:y:1998:i:3:p:315-321
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