Does Distance Matter? Impact of Geographic and Product Diversification and their Speeds on Performance

Demirbag, M. and Sengupta, A. and Glaister, K. (2017) Does Distance Matter? Impact of Geographic and Product Diversification and their Speeds on Performance. In: Strategic Management Society, 27th Annual Conference, 28-31 October 2017, Houston, USA. (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We explore the impact on firm level performance, of region specific operations and speeds of expansion, along with their interactions with product diversification and its speed. Going beyond the traditional home versus foreign region dichotomy, firms’ operations are categorised into four specific regions across the globe, and for each, the impact of aggregate operations and its speed on performance is evaluated. Firms’ product diversity and its speed of change are also included as potential moderators. Results reveal that the performance impact of incremental operations is very region specific, with no bearing with the traditional measures of inter-regional distance. A firm’s product diversity and its speed are revealed to be important strategic factors, especially in the context of expanding operations in regions which are less lucrative.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > International Business and Strategy
Depositing User: Abhijit Sengupta
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 12:13 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2019 15:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71524 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Sengupta, A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2450-0208
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