Araujo, L M and Rezende, S (2003) Path dependence, MNCs and the internationalisation process: a relational approach. International Business Review, 12 (6). pp. 719-737. ISSN 0969-5931Full text not available from this repository.
In the internationalisation literature the notion of path dependence has often been associated with gradualism in the evolution of a subsidiary in its host country. In this paper, we argue that path dependence cannot be exclusively associated with gradualism nor can the evolution of a particular subsidiary be explained solely by its embeddedness in its host environment. Instead, we propose that the internationalisation trajectory of units within a multinational corporation’s network comprises a trajectory in time and space involving multiple, overlapping networks. Gradualism and discontinuities in the evolution of the units of a multinational enterprise are the outcomes of relational mechanisms interacting across different temporal and geographical contexts.
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Business Review|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Internationalisation processes ; Path dependence ; Multinationals|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce|
|Departments:||Lancaster University Management School > Marketing|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2011 19:04|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 22:21|
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