Networks and social capital

An internationalizing entrepreneurial firm’s network is its net worth

Authored by: Chetty Sylvie , Pahlberg Cecilia

The Routledge Companion to International Entrepreneurship

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415829199
eBook ISBN: 9780203517161
Adobe ISBN: 9781134096398


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One of the most cited models about the internationalization of firms often referred to as the “Uppsala model” was developed by Johanson and Vahlne (1977) in their seminal Journal of International Business Studies article. This model has also been very influential in the international entrepreneurship literature not least when it comes to comparing and contrasting it with models explaining the phenomenon of international new ventures (INVs) or born globals (cf. Oviatt and McDougall, 1994; McDougall et al., 1994; Madsen and Servais, 1997; Knight and Cavusgil, 2004).

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