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The influence of structural holes and network closure in the internationalization process of rapid internationalizing firms

The influence of structural holes and network closure in the internationalization process of rapid internationalizing firms

Batas, Spiros and Leppäaho, Tanja (2016) The influence of structural holes and network closure in the internationalization process of rapid internationalizing firms. In: Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting 2016, 27-30 June 2016, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study examines the development of social capital of nine cases in Greece and Scotland during their international operations. This paper sheds light on network closure and structural holes in order to comprehend how this mechanism can influence the internationalization process. We found that structural holes can be easily and rapidly bridged with the use of existing network relationships. We contribute to the International Business and International Entrepreneurship fields by introducing this mechanism into the context of rapidly internationalizing firms, namely International New Ventures.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural holes, network relationships, INVs
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22842

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