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Governance Considerations and Non-Linear International Scale-Up Behaviour Among INVs

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posted on 2023-12-13, 13:01 authored by James Crick, David Crick, Shiv Chaudhry

Underpinning this instrumental case study is an effectuation lens. It investigates how a firm’s governance affects decision-making within international new ventures (INVs), which rapidly withdrew from markets abroad, regarding their re-internationalisation activities. Interviews with founding owners, exhibiting growth-oriented objectives, provide unique insights regarding a combination of effectuation and causation-oriented decision-making. In comparison to earlier studies that focus on the role and mind-set of the founding management team, findings suggest stakeholders like angel investors may exhibit an influence on certain INVs’ internationalisation decisions. Some decision-makers view risks/rewards against objectives in subjective ways like ‘loss of credibility’ and the ‘fear of missing out,’ rather than simply economic terms like growth. New light is shed on the importance of decision-makers validating internationalised business models and exhibiting an ability to pivot product-market strategies. Non-linear international scale-up behaviour may include a temporary domestic market focus and potentially re-internationalising to different countries targeted prior to de-internationalisation. 

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School of Business, University of Leicester

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International Small Business Journal

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41

Issue

6

Pagination

647-681

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SAGE Publications

issn

1741-2870

Copyright date

2023

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2023-12-13

Language

en

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