Empirical Analysis of Escalation of Commitment in Internationalization Process Decision-Making

  • Björn Röber
Part of the MIR Series in International Business book series (MIRSIB)


Up to this point, the present study has dealt with the identification as well as with the development of the research problem. In order to analyze bounded rationality in internationalization processes, the present fourth chapter will attempt to identify the display of escalation of commitment in internationalization decision-making empirically. The here-applied structural setup of the study (first the problem identification and development, then the empirical analysis) can be considered as a standard procedure in research processes. With regard to the empirical analysis, the following Sect. 4.1 will outline the applied methodological approach for the present study. This is necessary because a sound empirical analysis requires a closer look at the selection of the underlying research methodology. Section 4.2 is dedicated to the quantitative-empirical analysis of the research problem, and Sect. 4.3 presents a qualitative-empirical illustration of this study’s subject.


Internationalization Process Decision-making Quantitative Empirical Analysis Underlying Research Methodology High Psychic Distance Steiff 
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  • Björn Röber
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  1. 1.University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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