Effects of Age at Entry, Knowledge Intensity, and Imitability on International Growth

Salman Kimiagari, Vahid Jafari-Sadeghi, Ahmad Daowd

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In this article, we examine the impact of the publication of Autio, Sapienza, & Almedia (2000) on the literature of international business and entrepreneur studies following the similar approach used by Devinney & Hohberger (2017). In their paper, Autio et al. showed the impact of a firm's age at entry, knowledge intensity, and imitability on international growth. In respect of doing that they "employed knowledge-based theory to shed light on international growth in entrepreneurial firms" (Autio et al., 2000). In our perspective, we believe that this study (Autio et al., 2000) had a huge impact on entrepreneurial business studies so far. Many post studies used the work of Autio et al. to establish new grounds in international entrepreneurship and international business studies and also supported their ideas (Anderson & Eshima, 2013; Casillas & MorenoMenéndez, 2014; Coviello, 2015)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 53rd International Business Research Conference
EditorsTanzil Hoque
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherGlobal Research Institute for Business Academics
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-925488-70-8
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019
Event53rd International Business Research Conference - Monash Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 21 Nov 201922 Nov 2019
Conference number: 53


Conference53rd International Business Research Conference
Abbreviated titleIBRC
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