Internationalizing Firms

International Strategy, Trends and Challenges

  • Adriana Calvelli
  • Chiara Cannavale

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 1-23
  3. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 25-58
  4. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 59-110
  5. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 111-128
  6. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 129-164
  7. Adriana Calvelli, Chiara Cannavale
    Pages 165-225
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book


This book explores emerging trends in internationalization, analyzing the processes and steps that firms take when entering new markets. This timely contribution highlights the need for a deeper understanding of today’s internationalization process, critiquing existing literature and instead proposing a new paradigm based on a re-interpretation of the Resource-based View (RBV). Analysing the motives behind internationalizing, the factors affecting entry choices, and the challenges connected to outsourcing and offshoring, the authors present a new framework for understanding the reasons behind internationalization and the financial risks that are involved. With theoretical discussion and empirical case studies, this book seeks to offer an informed insight into internationalizing, making it an invaluable read for those researching entrepreneurship on a global scale, as well as managers and  leaders of international firms.


international business strategic thinking expansion cultural risks offshoring outsourcing

Authors and affiliations

  • Adriana Calvelli
    • 1
  • Chiara Cannavale
    • 2
  1. 1.Parthenope University of NaplesNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Parthenope University of NaplesNapoliItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91550-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91551-7
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