Research seminar

Research Seminar: Innovation Studies

We would like to invite you to our new research seminars in Innovation Studies. The first seminar will be given by Prof. Martin Johanson and Luis Oliveira. They will present "Effectual Internationalization: Performance Outcomes and the Importance of Networks".
When?
Tuesday
15:00
16:30
to
Where?
Dalarna University, Room 321
Borlänge
Presenter:
  • Prof. Martin Johanson and Luis Oliveira

Title:
"Effectual Internationalization: Performance Outcomes and the Importance of Networks".

Summary: 
The presentation is based on research which investigates the link between effectuation and performance in SME internationalization. The study discusses non-predictive strategy, affordable losses, and social networking as components of effectuation, besides acknowledging business networks as an important boundary condition to SMEs' effectual internationalization. The study tests a structural model on a sample of 469 SMEs from Brazil, China, and Poland. The analysis demonstrates that the knowledge circulating in the firms' business networks negatively moderates the relationship between non-predictive strategy and affordable losses, while social networking mediates the relationships between both non-predictive strategy and affordable losses, on the one hand, and international performance, on the other.

For those who want to read the study before the seminar, the paper is available by request. Please contact us:

Contact

Yanina Espegren
Victoria Kihlström