The Co-evolution of Internationalization and Technological Knowledge

Christian Geisler Asmussen, Niron Hashai, Andrew Delios

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    This paper develops a formal model that captures the dynamic and mutual interdependency in the technological and international expansion of multinational enterprises (MNEs), thus offering a novel evolutionary theory of the MNE. The model, which is verified empirically, suggests a positive but diminishing effect of technological knowledge on internationalization and vice versa. This relationship leads to equilibrium in the technological knowledge-internationalization space that dictates the patterns of technological and international evolution of MNEs. The model offers an integrative approach for explaining different views in extant literature regarding the technological and international expansion of firms.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business
    EditorsShige Makingo , Tunga Kiyak
    Place of PublicationEast Lansing, MI
    PublisherAcademy of International Business
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventAIB 2011 Annual Meeting: International Business for Sustainable World Development - Nagoya, Japan
    Duration: 24 Jun 201128 Jun 2011
    Conference number: 53


    ConferenceAIB 2011 Annual Meeting
    Internet address
    SeriesAcademy of International Business. Annual Meeting. Proceedings

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