Post-Entry Performance of International New Ventures:The Mediating Role of Learning Orientation

Gerschewski, Stephan and Kyu Lew, Yong and Khan, Zaheer and Il Park, Byung (2018) Post-Entry Performance of International New Ventures:The Mediating Role of Learning Orientation. International Small Business Journal, 36 (7). pp. 807-828. ISSN 0266-2426. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/0266242618790321) (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role of learning orientation in the post-entry performance of international new ventures (INVs) by examining the relationships of niche strategy, network resources, and learning orientation with the multi-dimensional post-entry performance of INVs. Based on the INV internationalisation literature, we develop and validate a conceptual model, using a sample of 147 INVs from the two relatively small and open economies of New Zealand and Australia. The results show that the learning orientation of INVs positively mediates the relationship between niche orientation and network resources and INVs’ post-entry performance. Our study indicates that learning orientation may be an important capability through which INVs’ focused international business (IB) strategies and resources (e.g., niche orientation and network resources) may influence their multi-dimensional post-entry performance in terms of operational, financial, and overall effectiveness measures. We draw key implications for research on INVs’ post-entry behaviour by explicating the role played by the firms’ learning capabilities, and how these capabilities may interact with their strategies and resources in enhancing the post-entry performance of INVs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: international new venture, learning orientation, niche orientation, network resources, post-entry performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 14:05 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 17:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67554 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Khan, Zaheer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5538-3123
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