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A note on the criticisms against the internationalization process model
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
1997 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The internationalization process model introduced three decades ago still influences internationalbusiness studies. Since that time, a growing number of researchers have tested the model to showits strengths and weaknesses. Among the critics, some focus on the weakness of the theoreticalaspects, while others argue against parts of the model. This paper will review these criticisms andcompare them with the original ideas in the internationalization model.One criticized aspect of the internationalization model is the concept of commitment,which is treated by researchers via measurable indicators, i.e. tangible commitment. The aim ofthis paper is to study commitment from a different angle and deal with intangible commitmentswhich are connected to the concept of psychic distance in the internationalization model.Exploration of the elements in commitment strengthens the model for the internationalizationprocess. It also opens new doors for the use of the model for other internationalization modes,like project selling. To test the concept, a summary of a historical study in which firms lose theirtangible commitments and rely only on intangible commitments is given.

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Uppsala: Företagsekonomiska institutionen , 1997. , p. 25
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Working paper / Företagsekonomiska institutionen vid Uppsala universitet, ISSN 0280-1604 ; 1997:2
Keywords [en]
Business studies
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Företagsekonomi
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-2386ISBN: 99-2457134-7 OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-2386DiVA, id: diva2:128647
Available from: 1997-01-01 Created: 1997-01-01 Last updated: 2014-11-13

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