volume 25, issue 3, P206-221 2017
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-01-2017-0004
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B. Elango, J.R. Wieland

Abstract: Purpose In this paper, the authors aim to introduce the notion of region of origin effect and articulate why home region boundaries should be factored in when understanding firm strategy and outcomes. Design/methodology/approach The paper validates the region of origin effect on internationalization using a sample of 11,677 firms from 99 developing countries in a multilevel model, with both frequentist and Bayesian approaches. Findings The findings of this paper indicate consistent support for the notion …

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