TITLE

International diversification and firm performance: Role of information technology investments

AUTHOR(S)
Chari, Murali D.R.; Devaraj, Sarv; David, Parthiban
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Journal of World Business;Jun2007, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: The empirical studies to date have not found consistent support for the performance advantages of international diversification. One reason suggested by internalization theory is that leveraging firm specific assets is critical for enhancing performance from international diversification. We develop and empirically test the hypothesis that investment in information technology helps in leveraging firm specific assets across country borders and thereby contributes to enhanced performance from international diversification.
ACCESSION #
24787479

 

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