Entrepreneurial proclivity, capability upgrading and performance advantage of newness among international new ventures
Bradley R Barnes and
Additional contact information
Lianxi Zhou: Department of Marketing, International Business, and Strategy, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Bradley R Barnes: Sheffield University Management School, Sheffield, UK
Yuan Lu: Department of Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
Journal of International Business Studies, 2010, vol. 41, issue 5, 882-905
In spite of a notable interest surrounding the learning advantages of newness (LAN), centered on the emergent international entrepreneurship literature, we have only limited understanding of how young international new ventures (INVs) acquire learning advantages and avoid the liabilities of newness and foreignness in order to achieve LAN-related performance from early internationalization. In this article, two related but conceptually distinct capability upgrading constructs – knowledge capability upgrading and network capability upgrading – are identified to serve as mediating mechanisms that link entrepreneurial proclivity and LAN-related performance. Our findings from a sample of 436 young INVs from China provide supporting evidence for the mediating effect of capability upgrading, particularly among relatively larger new ventures and those operating with cost/price advantages in the international marketplace. This study fills a gap in the under-researched area of literature surrounding INVs from emerging economies, and demonstrates how young international venturing firms can leverage the entrepreneurial dynamics of learning to achieve growth opportunities from early internationalization.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (27) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/journal/v41/n5/pdf/jibs200987a.pdf Link to full text PDF (application/pdf)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/journal/v41/n5/full/jibs200987a.html Link to full text HTML (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:41:y:2010:i:5:p:882-905
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... nt/journal/41267/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Journal of International Business Studies is currently edited by John Cantwell
More articles in Journal of International Business Studies from Palgrave Macmillan, Academy of International Business
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().