Organizational slack and firm�s internationalization: A longitudinal study of high-technology firms

Lin, Wen-Ting; Cheng, Kuei-Yang; Liu, Yunshi
October 2009
Journal of World Business;Oct2009, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p397
Academic Journal
Abstract: We employ both organization theory and economic theory for exploring how the effects of high-discretion organizational slack and low-discretion organizational slack impact the degree of firm�s internationalization. We tested hypotheses using longitudinal data (2000�2005) from 179 high-technology publicly listed companies in Taiwan. The results indicate a U-shaped relationship exists between high-discretion organizational slack and the internationalization of firms. In contrast, low-discretion organizational slack presents a positive linear relationship with the internationalization of firms.


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