A "strategy tripod" perspective on export behaviors: Evidence from domestic and foreign firms based in an emerging economy

Gerald Yong Gao, Janet Y. Murray, Masaaki Kotabe, Jiangyong Lu

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Abstract

We integrated the resource-, institution-, and industry-based views to investigate the determinants of export propensity and export intensity, and examined performance outcomes of firms export behaviors using the longitudinal data of 18,644 domestic private enterprises and foreign wholly owned subsidiaries in China from 2001 to 2005. We found that institutional environment has significant effects on export behaviors above and beyond the impact of firm competencies and industry factors. Furthermore, firm competencies have differential effects on firms export behaviors. Those firms that do not possess distinct firm competencies and those that have cost leadership competencies only do not benefit financially from exporting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-396
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Export behaviors
  • Firm competencies
  • Industry factors
  • Institutional environment
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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