Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
1996 Edition


INTERNATIONALIZATION OF NEW VENTURES:

IMPLICATIONS OF THE VALUE CHAIN

 

James G. Almeida, University of South Carolina

James M. Bloodgood, University of South Carolina


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ABSTRACT

This study uses a resource-based framework to identify the value chain activities most likely to be internationalized early on by 61 new high potential ventures in the United States. It also seeks to identify the antecedents of this internationalization decision. The results indicate that the extent to which these ventures internationalized their upstream activities differs from the extent to which they internationalized their downstream activities. The decision to internationalize upstream activities was dependent on the presence in the venture of executives who had international work experience. It was also observed that venture size was a significant determinant of the likelihood that the venture would internationalize its value-chain activities.

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