The relationship between international diversification and performance in service firms

N. Capar, Masaaki Kotabe*

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International diversification is a growth strategy that has a major potential impact on firm performance. The relationship between international diversification and firm performance has been extensively studied in the international strategy literature. A major gap in the literature has been the non-existence of studies that have examined the effect of international diversification on performance in service firms. Previous studies that have tested the international diversification-performance relationship were based on samples of manufacturing firms. We argue that the form of the relationship between multi-nationality and performance is different in service firms. We provide a theoretical argument for this claim and hypothesize that there is a U-shaped curvilinear relationship between multinationality and performance in service firms. Our sample consists of 81 major German service firms, spanning across four industries. Results show that there is support for a U-shaped curvilinear relationship. Based on the findings, implications and directions for future research are provided.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)345-355
ページ数11
ジャーナルJournal of International Business Studies
34
4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2003 7
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ビジネスおよび国際経営
  • ビジネス、管理および会計(全般)
  • 経済学、計量経済学
  • 戦略と経営
  • 技術マネージメントおよび技術革新管理

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