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Determinants of Internationalization

  • Adriana Calvelli
  • Chiara Cannavale
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Abstract

Nowadays the new trends firms follow in their internationalization process pose some limits to the application of the traditional International Business (IB) theories, and this chapter proposes a new theoretical framework based on the reinterpretation of the resource-based view. The necessity of a new framework derives from the limitation which makes traditional theories unable to interpret firms’ internationalization nowadays. It starts from a critical and constructive review of the main theories on the topic and proposes a model, which highlights and discusses four main determinants of internationalization: knowledge exploration, international leadership, protection of resources, and resource seeking.

Keywords

Internationalization Expansion FDI Resources Determinants 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Calvelli
    • 1
  • Chiara Cannavale
    • 1
  1. 1.Parthenope University of NaplesNapoliItaly

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