A double-edged sword? Founder Teams' Prior International Experience and INV International Scale-up

Niron Hashai, Shaker A. Zahra

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Abstract

We examine the effect of international new ventures’ (INVs) congenital knowledge inherited from their founding teams vs. their experiential knowledge gained through learning by doing on the initiation vs. continuation of their international growth. Data from 144 technology INVs show that the effect of congenital knowledge fades as experiential knowledge accrues over time and fuels sustained international growth. The relationships are moderated by whether founder teams’ work experience is in the same or a different industry as the INV as well as the level of external funding received by the INV. Our study and results contribute to the literature on INVs’ post-entry internationalization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101309
JournalJournal of World Business
Volume57
Issue number2
Early online date29 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2022

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