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Towards an integrative perspective of international new venture creation: an analysis of international new venture creation episodes based on the configuration approach

Saeifi Tarami, M. (2011) Towards an integrative perspective of international new venture creation: an analysis of international new venture creation episodes based on the configuration approach.

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Abstract:This research responses to the call for an integrative framework in the field of international entrepreneurship. Systematic literature reviews have made clear that researchers not only have neglected the use of theoretical frameworks, but also does the literature lack a balanced integration between international business literature and entrepreneurship literature (Keupp and Gassmann, 2009). The objective of this research was to develop an integrative framework that analyzed how entrepreneurial action is originated in the simple and planning enterprise and how it impacts the configuration of these enterprises in the course of the international new venture creation episode. This research used two approaches for its theoretical framework. The first approach is the configuration approach to organizational analysis and the second one is the typology of organizations. Because of to the young and complex nature of the discipline under investigation, the explorative multiple case study research was chosen. Results of this research indicate significant differences between the configurations of the simple enterprise and the planning enterprise. While the simple enterprise is mainly driven by the person, mainly the leaders of the organization, the planning enterprise is rather driven by its strategy. Results of this research moreover indicate that the configurations of the simple and the planning enterprise did not to chance in the course of their venture international new creation episode. Nevertheless, it may be said that the international new creation episodes itself are significantly different.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/62394
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