Predicting the Diversity of Foreign Entry Modes

Niron Hashai, Christian Geisler Asmussen, Gabriel Benito, Bent Petersen

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    Abstract

    This paper expands entry mode literature by referring to multiple modes exerted in different value chain activities within and across host markets, rather than to a single entry mode at the host market level. Scale of operations and knowledge intensity are argued to affect firms' entry mode diversity across value chain activities and host markets. Analyzing a sample of Israeli based firms we show that larger firms exhibit a higher degree of entry mode diversity both across value chain activities and across host markets. Higher levels of knowledge intensity are also associated with more diversity in firms' entry modes across both dimensions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherCenter for Strategic Management and Globalization
    Number of pages45
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
    SeriesSMG Working Paper
    Number3/2007

    Keywords

    • Entry mode
    • Diversity
    • Value chain activities
    • Firm size
    • Knowledge intesity

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