Paper info: A model of rapidly internationalizing new ventures’ learning modes over time
A model of rapidly internationalizing new ventures’ learning modes over time
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 32nd IMP-conference in Poznan, Poland in 2016.
Prior research suggests that rapidly internationalizing ventures (RIVs) rely on interorganizational arrangements from their early years. However, these studies leave unaddressed the issue of what happens after the stage of early growth, and particularly, how learning modes change as RIVs mature and grow. In an attempt to fill this gap, this paper attempts to offer a conceptual model of the learning modes of RIVs over time. Specifically, it is argued that RIVs learning modes can be aligned with stages in their life-cycle. Building on extant research and conceptualizations in the field of international entrepreneurship, it answers the general call of studying RIVs’ evolution beyond their emergence phase. It therefore attempts to make a contribution to the theory, by exploring the linkages that exist between network-based view of the firm, organizational learning and phenomenon of rapidly internationalizing ventures. Implications of this conceptual work are discussed and future research directions are indicated.