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Institutional voids, international learning effort and internationalization of emerging market new ventures

Adomako, Samuel, Amankwah-Amoah, Joseph, Dankwah, George Obeng, Danso, Albert, Donbesuur, Francis (2019) Institutional voids, international learning effort and internationalization of emerging market new ventures. Journal of International Management, 25 (4). Article Number 100666. ISSN 1075-4253. (doi:10.1016/j.intman.2019.04.001) (KAR id:73571)

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Much of the existing scholarly works portray institutional voids (IVs) in emerging economies asimpeding forces against the development of new ventures. However, little attention has been paidto how such voids generate positive outcomes in emerging market new ventures. Drawing on theinstitutional theory, we propose IVs as crucial enablers of new venture internationalization. Inaddition, we investigate both how and when IVs enhance the degree to which new venturesinternationalize by examining international learning effort (ILE) as a mediator and two domesticmarket environmental factors (i.e., environmental dynamism and competitive intensity) asimportant contingencies. We test our moderated mediation model using primary data gatheredfrom 211 new ventures from Ghana. We found that ILE mediates the relationship between IVs andnew venture internationalization and that both environmental dynamism and competitive intensitymoderate the indirect relationship between home-country IVs and new ventureinternationalization. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of this study.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.intman.2019.04.001
Uncontrolled keywords: Learning effort; institutional voids; home market environment; new venture internationalization; Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
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