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Theoretical Background and the Operationalisation of the Hypotheses

  • Oliver Bürgel
  • Andreas Fier
  • Georg Licht
  • Gordon Murray
Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 22)

Abstract

We will now briefly describe the dominant theories in the field of international business. From the discussion of these theories, we derive a serie s of hypotheses with regard to the determinants of different dimensions of internationalisation. In addition to these theoretical models, our analytical framework was based on existing exploratory studies on the international activities of high-technology startups.

Keywords

International Business Foreign Market International Activity Entry Mode International Entrepreneurship 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Oliver Bürgel
    • 1
  • Andreas Fier
    • 2
  • Georg Licht
    • 2
  • Gordon Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Duke Street CapitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  3. 3.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

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