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An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process

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  • Casillas, José C.
  • Moreno, Ana M.
  • Acedo, Francisco J.
  • Gallego, María A.
  • Ramos, Encarnación

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Knowledge is considered an essential resource in a company's internationalization process, both from the sequential point of view and from the perspective of International Entrepreneurship. This paper proposes a model to integrate the influence of knowledge on international behavior based on proposals taken from the literature on organizational learning in multinational companies. The model comprises several phases: prior knowledge; acquisition of new knowledge; integration of both sets of knowledge; action and feedback. Using the proposed model, different courses of action are identified for further research into the process of company internationalization.

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  • Casillas, José C. & Moreno, Ana M. & Acedo, Francisco J. & Gallego, María A. & Ramos, Encarnación, 2009. "An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 311-322, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:worbus:v:44:y:2009:i:3:p:311-322
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