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Looking at Internationalization of a Software Firm through the Lens of Network Theory

  • Marko Forsell
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 51)

Abstract

It is argued here that the network theory can better explain success and give a more concrete view of the internationalization than stage models of internationalization. The resulting business network in a foreign country has more effect than the chosen internationalization mode. Main conclusions are that the actors involved in the everyday actions in a foreign office and their interconnectedness with the rest of the company are important. The participation of a multi-divisional company’s board of directors does not have consistent effect on the success of internationalization.

Keywords

Internationalization network theory software software firm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marko Forsell
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  1. 1.Oulu Business SchoolUniversity of Oulu 

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