International entrepreneurship: A meta-analysis on the internationalization and performance relationship

Christian Schwens*, Florian B. Zapkau, Michael Bierwerth, Rodrigo Isidor, Gary Knight, Rüdiger Kabst

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Abstract

The article conducts a meta-analysis on the relationship between internationalization and firm performance in international entrepreneurship. Empirical evidence from 15,648 internationalizing entrepreneurial firms nested in 43 independent samples reveals a positive relationship between degree and scope of internationalization and performance. Knowledge intensity positively moderates the relationship between speed of internationalization and performance and negatively moderates the scope of internationalization and performance association. In contrast, we neither find a relationship between speed of internationalization and performance nor for knowledge intensity’s moderation on the degree of internationalization-performance association. Based on the findings, the article systematically points at future research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-768
Number of pages35
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume42
Issue number5
Early online date8 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

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