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Stefano Elia
Polytechnic University of Milan
73Publications
9H-index
402Citations
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#1Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
#2Marcus Møller Larsen (CBS: Copenhagen Business School)H-Index: 9
Last.Lucia Piscitello (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 25
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We explore when and why decision makers choose international entry modes (e.g., hierarchies or markets) that deviate from internalization theory’s predictions. By applying a cognitive perspective on entry mode decision making, we propose that the performance of prior international activities influences decision makers’ behavior in different ways than assumed in internalization theory. More specifically, due to a representativeness bias, underperforming (overperforming) past ventures influence th...
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#1Filippo Albertoni (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
#2Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
Last.Lucia Piscitello (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Experience, meant as the repetition of the same action, is considered a predictor of the entry mode choice in foreign markets because it allows reducing uncertainty. However, repetition does not necessarily increase the expected performance, depending on the learning stemming from previous experiences. Focusing on offshoring decisions, namely the choice between captive and outsourcing entry mode, we distinguish between the inertial repetition of routines vs. the mindful repetition of pr...
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#1Stefano EliaH-Index: 9
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 2
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#1Paolo Barbieri (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 7
#2Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
Last.Ruggero Golini (University of Bergamo)H-Index: 16
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Abstract We study the “Relocations of Second Degree” (RSDs), i.e., the location decisions that modify the country of destination of a previous offshoring investment. Specifically, we distinguish between two types of RSDs, i.e., “Relocation to the Home Country (RHC)”, also known as back-reshoring, and “Relocation to a Third Country (RTC)”, i.e., the choice to move to a second host country. Specifically, we explore how the location advantages underlying the previous offshoring decision affect the ...
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#1Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
#2Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli (IPN: Instituto Politécnico Nacional)H-Index: 21
Last.Lucia Piscitello (University of Reading)H-Index: 25
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Abstract The strategy literature has widely acknowledged the negative impact of cultural diversity between the partners of an alliance on their innovation performance. We argue that innovation is more challenging in alliances involving subsidiaries of multinational companies (MNCs), as they embody a dual background that encompasses the cultures of their host and home country. We also propose that the effect of cultural diversity is contingent on the content of the alliance, being positive in exp...
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#1Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
#2Silvia Massini (University of Manchester)H-Index: 17
Last.Rajneesh Narula (University of Reading)H-Index: 40
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Abstract We study the relationship between modularity and entry mode choice in business functions offshoring. We define the degree of modularity of an activity as technical architecture (whether it can be detached from the rest of the value chain without loss of synergies). We refer to the entry mode chosen as organizational architecture (whether a captive solution, a partnership or outsourcing). We propose that the selection of entry mode should reflect the alignment of the technical and organi...
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#1Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
#2Grazia D. Santangelo (University of Catania)H-Index: 19
We study the extent to which emerging market multinational enterprises (EMNEs) engage in strategic asset-seeking acquisitions in advanced countries in relation to the strength of their home- and host-country national innovation system (NIS). We suggest that early acquisitions by EMNEs were used to compensate for the EMNEs relatively weak home NIS, and targeted weaker host NIS to limit the cognitive gap EMNEs would need to address. Instead, more recent acquisitions by EMNEs are supported by a str...
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#1Filippo Albertoni (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 2
#2Stefano Elia (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 9
Last.Lucia Piscitello (Polytechnic University of Milan)H-Index: 25
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This paper investigates whether reshoring of business services is the result of company response to performance shortcomings of the initiative offshored or instead is motivated by persisting with original offshoring strategy (disintegration advantages, accessing new markets and cost-saving), regardless of offshoring performance. Our empirical analysis, based on data from the Offshoring Research Network, shows that both arguments hold. Moreover, when offshoring had been motivated by accessing to ...
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#1Filippo AlbertoniH-Index: 2
#2Stefano EliaH-Index: 9
Last.Lucia PiscitelloH-Index: 25
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#1Stefano EliaH-Index: 9
#2Paolo BarbieriH-Index: 7
Last.Luciano FratocchiH-Index: 14
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