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Luis López
INCAE Business School
32Publications
7H-index
454Citations
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#1Alain Verbeke (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)H-Index: 47
#2Luciano Ciravegna (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 13
Last.Sumit K. Kundu (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 23
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We investigate the conditions under which opportunism occurs in international market entry. Examining 133 entries into new markets by 38 Chinese exporters, we uncover instances of opportunistic behaviour on the part of importers. We study five variables affecting such behaviour: managerial experience, market entry share, market distance, young age, and network size. While we find no single variable on its own associated with opportunism, we do find that in concert they form five configurations o...
#1Andrea Prado (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 6
#2R. Arce (INCAE Business School)
Last.Andy Pearson (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 1
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The systemic complexity of sustainable development imposes a major cognitive challenge to students’ learning. Faculty can explore new approaches in the classroom to teach the topic successfully, including the use of technology. We conducted an experiment to compare the effectiveness of a simulation vis-a-vis a case-based method to teach sustainable development. We found that both pedagogical methods are effective for teaching this concept, although our results support the idea that simulations a...
#1Luciano Ciravegna (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 13
#2Olli Kuivalainen (University of Manchester)H-Index: 19
Last.Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
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The literature on international business and international entrepreneurship provides multiple explanations for early internationalization. Using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, this study examines the antecedents of early internationalization for small firms based in a small economy, focusing on entrepreneurs’ attitudes toward the economic opportunities available in their domestic market, the risk of internationalizing, and the profitability of entering foreign markets. Three additio...
#1Luciano Ciravegna (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 13
#2Sumit K. Kundu (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 23
Last.Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
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Abstract Competing theories explain the timing of internationalization and its implications. In this study, we propose that the timing stems from complex combinations of drivers, and provide a typology of strategic types of internationalization in relation to these drivers: entrepreneurial, serendipitous, and strategic internationalization. We discuss how these strategic types affect the subsequent outcomes of internationalization. Strategic internationalizers choose markets and entry modes usin...
#1Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 32
#2Luciano Ciravegna (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 13
Last.Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
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We analyze the impact of home country uncertainty on the internationalization-performance relationship of emerging market firms. Building on organizational learning theory and the institutional approach, we argue that internationalization has a positive impact on the performance of emerging market firms, and that this relationship is strengthened for firms based in emerging countries with higher corruption and political risk. The reason is that by being exposed to high levels of home country unc...
Jan 1, 2017 in ECKM (European Conference on Knowledge Management)
#2Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
When firms seek to reduce costs and increase productivity, they often view downsizing as a viable strategy. However, research on downsizing outcomes is not conclusive. Recent studies describe several counterproductive consequences of downsizing, which include, among others, loss of motivation, decreased innovation capacity, the appearance of a short-term mind set, the rise of organizational conflicts, and the loss of product or service quality. From the knowledge-based-view of the firm, downsizi...
#1Luciano Ciravegna ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 13
#2Luis López (INCAE Business School)H-Index: 7
Last.Sumit K. Kundu (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 23
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Abstract An overly narrow focus on core competencies and technologies may cause a firm to miss market opportunities. On the other hand, a firm's ongoing success depends on its ability to recognize and nurture the technologies necessary for the continual refinement and extension of its product families. This process of product renewal requires effective management of technological innovation, which in turn requires a clear understanding of the technological basis for a product family—that is, the...
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