Technological Knowledge Intensity and Entry Mode Diversity

Management International Review, 50(6), pp. 659-681, 2010

25 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2013

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Niron Hashai

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah; Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration

Christian Geisler Asmussen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Gabriel R.G. Benito

BI Norwegian Business School

Björn Preuss

Copenhagen Business School

Date Written: August 24, 2010

Abstract

This paper expands the entry mode literature by referring to multiple modes exerted simultaneously in different value chain activities within and across host markets, rather than to a single entry mode at the host market level. We apply competing theoretical perspectives internalization theory and knowledge transfer efficiency considerations on the one hand, and organizational learning theory on the other — to argue that firms’ technological knowledge intensity affect their entry mode diversity across value chain activities, across host markets, and at the overall corporate level. Analyzing a unique dataset we show that high technological knowledge intensity is strongly associated with high entry mode diversity across value chain activities and at the corporate level, but only weakly associated with greater entry mode diversity across geographic host markets.

Keywords: Entry mode diversity, Value chain activities,Technological knowledge intensity

Suggested Citation

Hashai, Niron and Asmussen, Christian Geisler and Garcia Benito, Gabriel Robertstad and Preuss, Björn, Technological Knowledge Intensity and Entry Mode Diversity (August 24, 2010). Management International Review, 50(6), pp. 659-681, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2315509

Niron Hashai (Contact Author)

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah ( email )

P.O. Box 167
Herzliya, 46150
Israel

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Jerusalem School of Business Administration ( email )

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, 91905
Israel

Christian Geisler Asmussen

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization ( email )

Porcelænshaven 24
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.cbs.dk/staff/christian_geisler_asmussen

Gabriel Robertstad Garcia Benito

BI Norwegian Business School ( email )

Nydalsveien 37
Oslo, 0442
Norway

Björn Preuss

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

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