Title: Marketing capabilities: do they matter in INVs?

Authors: Andreu Blesa, Maria Ripolles, Diego Monferrer

Addresses: Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y Economicas, Dpto. Administracion de Empresas y Marketing, Campus del Riu Sec, s/n, 12071 Castellon, Spain. ' Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y Economicas, Dpto. Administracion de Empresas y Marketing, Campus del Riu Sec, s/n, 12071 Castellon, Spain. ' Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Facultad de Ciencias Juridicas y Economicas, Dpto. Administracion de Empresas y Marketing, Campus del Riu Sec, s/n, 12071 Castellon, Spain

Abstract: This paper examines the influence that marketing capabilities developed in international new ventures can have on their international performance and international geographical diversification. Rapid entry in foreign markets is also highlighted as a factor contributing to the development of marketing capabilities in international new ventures. The central concept advanced in the paper is that international new ventures generate competitive advantages associated with early internationalisation that derive from their influence on the development of marketing capabilities in these firms. The study|s conclusions provide new keys for the literature on entrepreneurship and marketing, and will contribute to improve our understanding of how new international ventures behave.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; marketing capabilities; marketing strategy; rapid international entry; economic performance; international geographical diversification; international new ventures; market entry.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2010.031639

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2010 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.71 - 99

Published online: 16 Feb 2010 *

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