Antecedents of international and domestic learning effort
We examine the antecedents of international and domestic learning effort in independent firms. We combine learning theory and the â€œattention-basedâ€ view to examine how firmsâ€™ degree of internationalization, the age at international entry, and entrepreneurial orientation are associated with the extent to which they engage in foreign and domestic learning activities. In particular, our study shows that early entry in foreign markets and an entrepreneurial orientation are positively related to a culture that promotes learning effort in international and domestic markets. On the other hand, whereas a firmâ€™s degree of internationalization does not have a significant association with international learning effort, the degree of internationalization is negatively related to domestic learning effort. We discuss the implications of our study for theory, practice, and future research.
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