International Entrepreneurship and the Theory of the (Long‐Lived) International Firm: A Capabilities Perspective

22 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2014

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Abdulrahman Al‐Aali

King Saud University

David Teece

Institute for Business Innovation

Date Written: January 2014

Abstract

This paper expands on the Oviatt–McDougall framework of sustainable international ventures. It does so by relating the elements of the framework to existing scholarship on the multinational enterprise (MNE), a category that encompasses foreign direct‐invested new ventures (FDINVs). The paper then incorporates entrepreneurship and capabilities into MNE theory and applies them to the FDINV. Strong dynamic capabilities coupled with good strategy work together to generate and sustain superior enterprise performance in fast‐moving global environments. The resulting framework is used to revisit key questions in MNE/FDINV research such as the timing and mode of FDI.

Suggested Citation

Al‐Aali, Abdulrahman and Teece, David J., International Entrepreneurship and the Theory of the (Long‐Lived) International Firm: A Capabilities Perspective (January 2014). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 95-116, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378650 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/etap.12077

Abdulrahman Al‐Aali (Contact Author)

King Saud University ( email )

Riyadh, 11451
Saudi Arabia

David J. Teece

Institute for Business Innovation ( email )

F402 Haas School of Business, #1930
Berkeley, CA 94720-1930
United States
(510) 642-4041 (Phone)

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