volume 23, issue 1, P15-24 2015
DOI: 10.1108/mbr-02-2015-0005
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Gabriel R.G. Benito

Abstract: Purpose -The article provides a discussion of the relevance of motives for companies' internationalization. Design/methodology/approach -Conceptual discussion building on established classifications of motives of internationalization, which distinguish between market-seeking, efficiency-seeking, resource-seeking and strategic asset-seeking motives. Findings -The analysis demonstrates that important issues in companies' internationalization differ systematically across different types of motives, which implica…

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