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ERIC Number: EJ837638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
Theoretical Perspectives on the Internationalization of Firms
Rask, Morten; Strandskov, Jesper; Hakonsson, Dorthe Dojbak
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v19 n4 p320-345 Nov 2008
The purpose of this article is to build a coherent framework of the four main theories relating to the internationalization of firms, in order to facilitate better business teaching and research. Yet, theories of the internationalization of firms are broad and rest on different underlying assumptions. With the purpose of clarifying the potential for integration of partial theories and fragments in a more logically connected theoretical area, this article offers a meta-theoretical overview of four perspectives within international business economics: Research and its related background, basic assumptions, study area, and implications of the theories in the internationalization of the firm. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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