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Network embeddedness and new-venture internationalization: Analyzing international linkages in the German biotech industry

Al-Laham, A. and Souitaris, V. (2008). Network embeddedness and new-venture internationalization: Analyzing international linkages in the German biotech industry. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 23(5), doi: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2007.09.001

Abstract

This paper examines whether inter-organizational factors influence German biotech firms’ propensity to internationalize by forming international research alliances. Inter-organizational factors include dimensions of a firm’s embeddedness within its local cluster and within its national research network. We test two sets of hypotheses (local and national network-drivers) on a longitudinal event history dataset of the complete German biotech population for the years 1995-2004. Findings show that location in a local cluster already dense with international linkages, the building of research alliances with local research institutes as well as national partners and central position in the national research network increase the probability of forming international research alliances.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: 1503 Business And Management, 1505 Marketing, 1502 Banking, Finance And Investment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/7164
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