The role of internationalization in the product innovation of emerging market firms

Haiyang Li, Jie Wu, Yan Anthea Zhang

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Abstract

Previous studies on internationalization have shown that firms' expansion into global markets will enhance their innovation. In this study, we examine how a firm's domestic-overseas market split may affect its product innovation in the context of emerging markets. From the resource constraint perspective, we propose that there exists a negative relationship between a firm's domestic-market split and its product innovation because resource and attention competition between domestic and overseas markets distracts the firm from paying sufficient resources and managerial attention to either market, thus hurting its product innovation. With a unique World Bank survey of 846 private manufacturing firms in China, the results support our arguments. Our theoretical development and empirical results contribute to a better understanding on how internationalization may affect firm innovation, especially in the context of emerging markets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages719-724
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Event72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012 - Boston, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/08/1210/08/12

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    Li, H., Wu, J., & Zhang, Y. A. (2012). The role of internationalization in the product innovation of emerging market firms. 719-724. Paper presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012, Boston, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2012.276