Between domestic and international new ventures: the relevance of entrepreneurs' and firms' characteristics
by Nuno Fernandes Crespo; Diana Aurélio
European J. of International Management (EJIM), Vol. 14, No. 1, 2020

Abstract: We investigate the relevance of both the characteristics of entrepreneurs and those of firms as determinants of new international ventures. Our investigation is built on the knowledge-based view and upper-echelons theories. Using data from a cross-sectional survey of 4193 new ventures, domestic and international, we combine the net effects from structural equation modelling (SEM) with the combinatorial effects from a fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA). The findings show that both the firms' and entrepreneurs' characteristics are relevant to a new venture becoming international. The fsQCA's results show that both high and low values for the entrepreneurs' personality characteristics influence new ventures going international.

Online publication date: Fri, 29-Nov-2019

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