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Exploring the Role of Industry Structure in New Venture Internationalization
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Stephanie A. Fernhaber, Butler University
  • Patricia P. McDougall
  • Benjamin M. Oviart
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While we have gained considerable knowledge since the late 1980s regarding the phenomena of international new ventures, less is known about the influence of industry structure on these ventures. In the present paper, we draw on literature from industrial economics, international business and entrepreneurship to identify industry structure variables that fit within the theoretical framework of international new ventures. We then offer propositions as to how the identified industry structure variables individually and jointly influence the likelihood of new venture internationalization.

‘This is a peer reviewed version of the following article:

Fernhaber, S. A., McDougall, P. P., & Oviatt, B. M. (July 01, 2007). Exploring the Role of Industry Structure in New Venture Internationalization. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31, 4, 517-542.


which has been published in final form at: DOI:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00186.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving'.

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Stephanie A. Fernhaber, Patricia P. McDougall and Benjamin M. Oviart. "Exploring the Role of Industry Structure in New Venture Internationalization" Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice Vol. 31 Iss. 4 (2007) p. 517 - 542
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