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Determinants of early internationalization of new firms: the case of Chile

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  • José Ernesto Amorós

    () (Universidad del Desarrollo)

  • Rodrigo Basco

    () (Private Universität Witten/Herdecke)

  • Gianni Romaní

    () (Universidad Católica del Norte)

Abstract

Abstract The aim of this article is to analyze the factors related to the early internationalization of new firms in Chile. We grouped the internationalization driver factors into three categories: individual, organizational, and firm-environmental factors. Using a sample of 374 entrepreneurs from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data and performing a logistic regression model, we found that owner-manager’ high educational levels, opportunity-oriented motivation, new technology use, and activities related to extractive sectors (e.g., farming, forestry, fishing, and mining) contribute to a higher likelihood of early firm internationalizing. The implications for theory and practice are discussed.

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  • José Ernesto Amorós & Rodrigo Basco & Gianni Romaní, 2016. "Determinants of early internationalization of new firms: the case of Chile," International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 283-307, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intemj:v:12:y:2016:i:1:d:10.1007_s11365-014-0343-2
    DOI: 10.1007/s11365-014-0343-2
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