Session 7


Track A

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012


Time: 15:30 – 16:45


Room: Meeting Room 230B

Session Chair:

  • Garry Bruton, Texas Christian University

Title: Do The Skills Learned Abroad Help Reverse Internationalization by Emerging Economy Global Startups?


  • Tachia Chin, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  • Garry Bruton, Texas Christian University

Abstract: This paper utilizes the capability and institution-based perspectives to investigate “reverse internationalization” activity among emerging economy, global startups. Specifically we examine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as they attempt to enter their home market after starting their business as business that focuses on markets outside their domestic market. Here we focus our analysis on whether the capabilities built via internationalization (technological, marketing, and financial capability) serve as mediators between OEMs resources (domestic market understanding and legitimacy) and performance. Our findings bolster the belief that global startups may draw on capabilities developed through their internationalization as stepping stone to undertaking domestic expansion.

Title: Flexibilities, International Learning and Foreign Performance of International New Ventures


  • Lianxi Zhou, Brock University
  • Ling-yee Li, Lingnan University

Abstract: Although the emergence of international new ventures is a worldwide phenomenon, most empirical evidence has so far been obtained from developed economies and very little attention has been paid to international new ventures from emerging economies. In response, our investigation focuses on INVs in China. Compared with new ventures in developed economies, most new ventures from China lack key resources and knowledge and thus need to overcome such deficiencies through aggressive international learning. This study collected a sample of 167 INVs to test the mediation effect of international learning on the relationship between flexibility and foreign performance of international new ventures. The findings show that for early internationalizing firms, both cognitive flexibility and role flexibility positively impact on firm foreign performance fully through international learning.

Title: The Contribution of Dynamic Capabilities to New Venture Survival in Nascent Markets


  • Bart Clarysse, ETH Zurich
  • Robin De Cock, Ghent University
  • Johan Bruneel, KU Leuven

Abstract: The dynamic capability literature has argued that dynamic capabilities are of most importance to companies that face dynamic environments. New ventures in nascent markets are in such a situation. However, the literature remains silent when it comes to the boundary conditions under which these dynamic capabilities have most impact on survival. We extend the literature on dynamic capabilities by showing that firm stability measured as role formalization in the founding team and redundancy at the work floor does increase the impact of dynamic capabilities. We therefore contribute to the literature on dynamic capabilities by showing its duality with company stability. However, the installation of a board with external directors does decrease the impact of dynamic capabilities.

Title: Using Entrepreneurship Education to Shape Entrepreneurial Intention


  • Ying Zhang, Erasmus University-Rotterdam
  • Geert Duysters, Tilburg University

Abstract: This study aims to identify the source of entrepreneurial knowledge and to compare the role of different factors in determining individual’s entrepreneurial intention. Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior and Shapero’s Entrepreneurial Event Model, an adaptive entrepreneurial intention model is built where entrepreneurial knowledge is embedded. We argue that entrepreneurial knowledge, paralleling to perceived desirability and feasibility, sources from entrepreneurship education and exposure to entrepreneurial experience. The data was collected from a widespread survey in ten Chinese universities. The pre-test results show that entrepreneurial knowledge has a larger positive impact than perceived desirability and feasibility on individual’s entrepreneurial intention. Entrepreneurship education is the main source of entrepreneurial knowledge and has a significant positive impact on entrepreneurial intention, in particular for males and students from technology-oriented universities.

All Sessions in Track A...

Sat: 09:00 – 09:30
Session 35: Conference Welcome
Sat: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 30: Keynote Plenary Panel: Competing and Cooperating in and for China
Sat: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 4: Competition and Adaptation
Session 11: Firm Boundaries and Growth
Session 19: Global Strategy
Session 26: Entrepreneurship in China
Sat: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 31: Plenary Panel II: Collaborative Strategies in and for China
Sat: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 6: CSR and Sustainable Development
Session 7: Entrepreneurship
Session 9: Executives and Incentives
Session 22: Panel: Innovation
Session 24: Managing Innovation Strategies
Sat: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 5: Corporate Governance
Session 8: Evolution and Ecosystems
Session 10: FDI
Session 12: Innovation Strategy
Session 27: FDI and Institutions
Sun: 09:00 – 10:15
Session 32: Plenary Panel III: Corporate Governance and Executive Leadership in the Age of Globalization
Sun: 10:45 – 12:00
Session 13: Institutions
Session 15: Internationalization II
Session 16: Networks
Session 29: Resources and Capabilities
Sun: 13:45 – 15:00
Session 33: Plenary Panel IV: Strategic Management Research in China - What is Next?
Sun: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 3: Alliances and Cooperation
Session 14: Internationalization I
Session 17: Social Capital
Session 28: Governance, Knowledge, and Cooperation
Sun: 17:00 – 18:00
Session 34: Executives Plenary Panel: Innovation Strategy in China

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