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Persistence of Superior Performance: Impact of Internationalization & its Entrainment with Reforms

, Mohammad Akbar, Vikas Kumar
Published in Academy of Management
Volume: 2013
Issue: 1
This article proposes that the degree of internationalization and its entrainment with an external cycle of reforms constitutes an important strategic lever for value creation during institutional transition. Using longitudinal data of Indian automotive sector firms from 2001 to 2010, we find that firms’ degree of internationalization (DOI) positively moderates the impact of reforms on superior financial performance. Furthermore, we theorize and find support for our hypotheses that the moderation impact of DOI with reforms is increasingly greater when firms entrain the pace and phase of their process of internationalization with the flux of institutional reforms. Our findings advance the role of strategic choice during institutional transition and offer implications for organizational practice to understand the source of competitiveness through a temporal lens
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JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
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