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Internationalisation of Technology-Oriented Firms in Germany and the UK


Fryges, HR, Internationalisation of Technology-Oriented Firms in Germany and the UK, Small Business Economics, 33 pp. 165-187. ISSN 0921-898X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s11187-008-9100-7


Based on longitudinal data, this article examines empirically the long-term export behaviour of German and British technology-oriented firms founded between 1987 and 1996. Applying logit models, the results show that firms can overcome high entry costs by acquiring firm-specific assets. Similarly, firm-specific resources prevent high-tech companies from exiting the international market. The strategic role of investment in R&D is stressed in particular by the data.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:High technology industries;
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Industry economics and industrial organisation
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fryges, HR (Dr Helmut Fryges)
ID Code:85372
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-07-02
Last Modified:2014-02-06

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