An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process

Casillas, Jos� C.; Moreno, Ana M.; Acedo, Francisco J.; Gallego, Mar�a A.; Ramos, Encarnaci�n
July 2009
Journal of World Business;Jul2009, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p311
Academic Journal
Abstract: Knowledge is considered an essential resource in a company�s internationalization process, both from the sequential point of view and from the perspective of International Entrepreneurship. This paper proposes a model to integrate the influence of knowledge on international behavior based on proposals taken from the literature on organizational learning in multinational companies. The model comprises several phases: prior knowledge; acquisition of new knowledge; integration of both sets of knowledge; action and feedback. Using the proposed model, different courses of action are identified for further research into the process of company internationalization.


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