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Benjamin M. Oviatt
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
30Publications
18H-index
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#1Nicole Coviello (WLU: Wilfrid Laurier University)H-Index: 29
#2Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 33
Last.Benjamin M. Oviatt (UNSW: University of New South Wales)H-Index: 18
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Since its genesis over twenty years ago, research in International Entrepreneurship has emerged as a field of study, and moved through the process of differentiation, mobilization and legitimacy building. Generally referred to as IE, research in this area is conducted by scholars worldwide and supported by various community structures, conferences and journals. In recognition of IE, this Special Forum was initiated to help clarify its parameters and history of development, the areas of research ...
#1Stephanie A. Fernhaber (Iowa State University)H-Index: 13
#2Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 33
Last.Benjamin M. Oviatt (J. Mack Robinson College of Business)H-Index: 18
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While we have gained considerable knowledge since the late 1980s regarding the phenomena of international new ventures, less is known about the influence of industry structure on these ventures. In the present paper, we draw on literature from industrial economics, international business and entrepreneurship to identify industry structure variables that fit within the theoretical framework of international new ventures. We then offer propositions as to how the identified industry structure varia...
#1Peggy A. Cloninger (University of Houston–Victoria)H-Index: 7
#2Benjamin M. Oviatt (J. Mack Robinson College of Business)H-Index: 18
Young ventures are becoming increasingly sophisticated about internationalizing their firms. However, this article suggests that young ventures may be overlooking the influence of service content on internationalization. This research argues and tests the proposal that service content is a critical variable influencing both the propensity of young ventures to internationalize and their location decisions. Employing a sample of 190 U.S.-based firms, this study measures the service content charact...
#1Peggy A. Cloninger (University of Houston–Victoria)H-Index: 7
#2Benjamin M. Oviatt (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 18
This research presents the development of an instrument for measuring the service content (the degree of intangibility, perishability, simultaneity, and heterogeneity) characterizing a firm's output. Service characteristics are acknowledged to be important strategic variables, and the characteristic of intangibility has been studied extensively. The scale presented here is an improvement over previous methods. In contrast to previous methods that have relied on various categorizations, or that h...
#1Benjamin M. Oviatt (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 18
#2Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 33
This article provides a reformulated definition of international entrepreneurship. Consistent with the new definition, a model is presented of how the speed of entrepreneurial internationalization is influenced by various forces. The model begins with an entrepreneurial opportunity and depicts the enabling forces of technology, the motivating forces of competition, the mediating perceptions of entrepreneurs, and the moderating forces of knowledge and networks that collectively determine the spee...
#1Benjamin M. Oviatt (J. Mack Robinson College of Business)H-Index: 18
#2Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 33
Our article that has been awarded the 2004 Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award, ‘Toward a Theory of International New Ventures’, represents an integration of international business, entrepreneurship, and strategic management scholarship. This retrospective article explains the intellectual and personal origins of the work. In addition, it highlights the definitions of ‘international new ventures’ and ‘international entrepreneurship’. Finally, in response to recent concerns abo...
#1Benjamin M. OviattH-Index: 18
#2Rodney C. ShraderH-Index: 10
Last.Patricia P. McDougallH-Index: 33
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Yves Doz, Jose Santos, and Peter Williamson’s (2001) book about metanational processes emphasizes entrepreneurial behavior and briefly considers what they call metanational upstarts. We extend their exploration in this article through our focus on the rapid internationalization of new ventures. We present a multilevel model of new venture internationalization that highlights the importance of managing risk. The model specifies relationships between the general environment and venture entrepreneu...
#1Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University Bloomington)H-Index: 33
#2Benjamin M. Oviatt (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 18
Last.Rodney C. Shrader (UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)H-Index: 10
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Differences between international new ventures (INVs) and domestic new ventures (DNVs) were examined using a sample of 214 IPO new ventures (ventures 6 years old or less). INVs were found to be significantly different on the basis of their entrepreneurial team experience, strategy, and industry structure. Specifically, the entrepreneurial team of INVs exhibited higher levels of previous international and industry experience. The strategies of INVs were more aggressive, and they operated in more ...
#1Benjamin M. Oviatt (J. Mack Robinson College of Business)H-Index: 18
#2Pratima Bansal (UWO: University of Western Ontario)H-Index: 30
Last.Susan M. Houghton (J. Mack Robinson College of Business)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Twenty-seven graduate students used a CD-ROM program to study transnational management, while a control group of twenty-six used traditional study methods. Use of the CD-ROM was not associated with better examination performance, which suggests the need to scrutinize more closely the benefits of CD-ROM aided instruction given the millions of dollars being invested in new classroom technology by US universities.
#1Rodney C. Shrader (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 10
#2Benjamin M. Oviatt (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 18
Last.Patricia P. McDougall (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 33
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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that the internationalization of businesses will accelerate in the 21st century. Our study examined how the risks of accelerated internationalization may be managed in 212 foreign market entries by 87 new ventures based in the United States. Findings suggested that ventures managed strategic international risks by exploiting simultaneous trade-offs among foreign revenue exposure, country risk, and entry mode commitment in each c...
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