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Measuring the Degree of Internationalization of a Firm

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In spite of both positivistic and instrumental research, the reliability of measuring the degree of internalization of a firm remains speculative. We collected data on nine attributes of seventy-four American manufacturing MNCs. Alpha, factor, and frequency analyses revealed a linear combination of five variables with a reliability coefficient of .79 as a measure of the degree of internationalization of a firm. We discuss the statistical and conceptual properties of the scale and their implications for content and construct validity.© 1994 JIBS. Journal of International Business Studies (1994) 25, 325–342

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  • Daniel Sullivan, 1994. "Measuring the Degree of Internationalization of a Firm," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Academy of International Business, vol. 25(2), pages 325-342, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:25:y:1994:i:2:p:325-342
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