The Impact of Interorganizational Imitation on New Venture International Entry and Performance

30 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2010

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Stephanie A. Fernhaber

Iowa State University

Dan Li

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship

Date Written: January 2010

Abstract

We examine the impact of interorganizational imitation on new venture international entry and subsequent performance. Using a sample of 150 U.S.-based publicly held new ventures, we find that new venture international entry is in part an imitative response to the internationalization of other firms in the venture's home country industry and/or subsets of firms with certain traits or outcomes. We also find that interorganizational imitation moderates the relationship between new venture international entry and profitability, but not the relationship between new venture international entry and sales growth. These findings contribute to the growing body of literature on new venture internationalization.

Suggested Citation

Fernhaber, Stephanie A. and Li, Dan, The Impact of Interorganizational Imitation on New Venture International Entry and Performance (January 2010). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 1-30, January 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1531931 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2009.00365.x

Stephanie A. Fernhaber (Contact Author)

Iowa State University ( email )

613 Wallace Road
Ames, IA 50011
United States

Dan Li

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Management & Entrepreneurship ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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