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#1Rolv Petter Amdam (BI Norwegian Business School)H-Index: 8
#2Randi Lunnan (BI Norwegian Business School)H-Index: 12
Last. Lise Lillebrygfjeld Halse (Molde University College)H-Index: 4
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Abstract This paper explores the implications of the collective identity of a regional cluster on firms’ internationalization. Prior research has established the value of cluster “insidership” through access to knowledge and resources. Through a longitudinal study, we find that cluster identity, through distinct identity claims, provides imperatives and shapes the motivation of firms to internationalize. These imperatives, we argue, stem from cluster identity seen as defined features of regional...
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#1Sarah E. McWilliam (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 1
#2Jung Kwan Kim (TU: Temple University)H-Index: 1
Last. Bo Bernhard Nielsen (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 25
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Abstract The international business (IB) literature has always analyzed multinational enterprises (MNEs) as firms that internalize market transactions across national borders. Over the last few decades, these firms have evolved from vertically integrated organizations to network orchestrators that coordinate geographically dispersed economic activities. In other words, they are the primal actors within global value chains (GVCs). Despite the commonality of their objects of study, the incorporati...
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#1Dulini Fernando (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 2
Last. Gerardo PatriottaH-Index: 17
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Abstract We examine how a group of highly-skilled migrants from Sri Lanka made sense of occupational downgrading associated with their career transition to the UK. Our findings highlight three distinct sensemaking narratives that enabled the migrant employees to develop a more positive identity in the face of occupational downgrading. While all the narratives followed a similar cognitive pattern, one that represented the occupational world in terms of a cultural opposition between ‘us’ and ‘them...
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#1Punit Arora (CUNY: City University of New York)H-Index: 1
#2Prabal K. De (CUNY: City University of New York)H-Index: 5
Abstract We integrate institutional economics with stakeholder theory to examine the antecedents and outcomes of Environmental Sustainability Practices (ESP) for small and medium enterprises in Latin America. We find that these firms primarily engage in ESP to succeed in export markets. We also find that this is especially true when firms demonstrate organizational agency by adopting complementary strategies such as obtaining international quality certifications to develop credibility among stak...
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#1Nikolaos Papageorgiadis (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 4
#2Wolfgang Sofka (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 11
Abstract Indices are central for comparing the strength of patent systems across countries in international business research, intellectual property management and policymaking. However, existing approaches rely on book laws while most variance across countries emerges from enforcement. We address this weakness and present the Patent Enforcement Index which tracks differences in patent enforcement for 51 countries between 1998 and 2017. We utilize novel firm-level enforcement data and extend the...
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#1Caroline WitteH-Index: 2
#2Martijn J. BurgerH-Index: 19
Last. Enrico PenningsH-Index: 19
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Abstract This study aims to shed light on how the value of home-host ties is contingent on political instability (i.e., political conflict and major institutional transitions). We hypothesize that by increasing the risk within the institutional structure, small political conflict positively moderates the relationship between home-host ties and location attractiveness, whereas full-fledged wars, in which risk to the institutional structure dominates erode the value of ties. Examining location cho...
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#1Niina Nurmi (Aalto University)H-Index: 3
#2Johanna Koroma (Aalto University)H-Index: 2
Abstract How employees cope with the requirement to work in a foreign language has received little scholarly attention. To narrow this gap, we conducted an ethnographic study at KONE and NOKIA, companies using English as a lingua franca. Results indicate that employees who are non-native lingua franca speakers may cope collectively with the language demands by building a psychologically safe language climate. Although benefitting them emotionally, psychologically safe language climate may simpli...
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#1Ilan Alon (University of Agder)H-Index: 26
#2Roy Mersland (University of Agder)H-Index: 21
Last. Trond Randøy (University of Agder)H-Index: 21
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Abstract Social enterprises (SEs) are hybrid organizations that simultaneously pursue financial and social goals, while addressing institutional voids. Despite the extensive cross-border activities of SEs, the state of research addressing such flows of funds, technology and personnel is undeveloped. In this introductory article, we discuss the unique aspects of SEs and explore how the international business literature can inform our understanding of their internationalization. We outline promisi...
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#1Sofia Villo (HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics)
#2Minna Halme (Aalto University)H-Index: 20
Last. Tiina Ritvala (Aalto University)H-Index: 8
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Abstract This paper theorizes development of MNE-NGO-state conflicts in state-capitalist contexts. We draw on longitudinal data from the Arctic oil drilling dispute between environmental NGOs headed by Greenpeace, and Gazprom, the Russian energy giant. We propose a theory that introduces two concepts: shadow-boxing and homeostasis. In shadow-boxing, escalation of visible action by NGOs is met with a seemingly separate but concerted response by the MNE and state bodies. In homeostasis, the contes...
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#1Nicholas Ryan Prince (UW: University of Wyoming)H-Index: 2
#2J. Bruce Prince (College of Business Administration)H-Index: 28
Last. Ruediger Kabst (University of Paderborn)H-Index: 5
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Abstract This study evaluates national culture’s influence on the incentive practice-firm performance relationship. Hofstede’s work (1993) and institutional theory ( North, 1990 ) suggest national culture will moderate incentive effectiveness, while others suggest it has minimal impact ( Gerhart & Fang, 2005 ). We find performance orientation (PO), in-group collectivism (I-GC) and uncertainty avoidance (UA) dimensions explain strength and direction of incentive-performance relationships. Profit-...
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