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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

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

  • Salvatore Torrisi

    () (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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  • Marco S. Giarratana & Salvatore Torrisi, 2009. "Entry and Survival in the US Software Market: International Linkages, Technology Competences and Firm Experience," KITeS Working Papers 018, KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy, revised Jul 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:kites18_wp
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    1. James Bessen & Robert M. Hunt, 2007. "An Empirical Look at Software Patents," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 16(1), pages 157-189, March.
    2. Zanfei, Antonello, 2000. "Transnational Firms and the Changing Organisation of Innovative Activities," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 24(5), pages 515-542, September.
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    Keywords

    Internationalization; Linkages; Patents; Trademarks; Software;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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