Journal of Business Venturing – Volume 39 (Issue 1), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2023.106343
A chip off the old block: Founders’ prior experience and the geographic diversification of export sales in international new ventures.
Criaco, G., & Naldi, L.
Integrating the cognition literature in entrepreneurship and strategy with the career imprinting literature, we propose that the geographic diversification of export sales in international new ventures (INVs) resembles that of their founders’ most recent (geographically diversified) employer because founders bear a repertoire of the ‘logics of action’ from their employers regarding how to diversify geographically. We then propose two boundary conditions that influence the relationship between the geographic diversification of export sales of founders’ most recent employers and that of their INVs: length of exposure and time since last exposure to their most recent geographically diversified employer. We test these hypotheses using longitudinal data on a sample of 3420 INVs. Our findings broadly support our theoretical propositions except for the moderating role of founders’ length of exposure.
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal – Volume 19 (Issue 3), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-023-00861-6
Unpacking the effect of institutional support on international corporate entrepreneurship in entrepreneurial support systems
Fei Zhou, Xue Li, Chunjia Han, Lan Zhang & Brij B. Gupta
Extent research is unclear about the relationship between entrepreneurship support systems and international corporate entrepreneurship (ICE) in emerging economies. This research considered entrepreneurial support systems essentially act as institutional intermediaries and consider resource slack as a mediating variable and dual network embeddedness as a moderating variable to explore the effects of formal institutional support and informal institutional support on ICE. Based on an empirical analysis of data from 480 valid questionnaires from small multinational corporations (MNCs) in Asia-Pacific region, this research found that (1) institutional support has a positive effect on ICE; (2) resource slack mediates institutional support and ICE; and (3) local network embeddedness has a negative moderating effect on the relationship between institutional support and resource slack, and ultra-local network embeddedness has a positive moderating effect on the relationship between institutional support and resource slack. The findings of the study echo the call of scholars to pay attention to the influence of institutional factors on ICE, and clarify the process of institutional support in the entrepreneurial support system on ICE.