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Sustainability 2016, 8(12), 1254; doi:10.3390/su8121254

Empirical Relationships among Technological Characteristics, Global Orientation, and Internationalisation of South Korean New Ventures

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POSTECH Entrepreneurship Centre, POSTECH, Pohang 37673, Korea
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School of Business, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 10 November 2016 / Accepted: 25 November 2016 / Published: 3 December 2016
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Abstract

International new ventures (INVs) that pursue rapid internationalisation have received a growing amount of attention worldwide. This study, therefore, examined characteristics of INVs, and hence investigated empirically the relationships among the technological characteristics of INVs, the characteristics of their chief executive officers (CEOs) (i.e., global orientation), and their internationalisation such as the level of internationalisation. The findings of this study can be summarised as follows: all of the technological characteristics (e.g., technological capacity, imitation, innovation, and standardisation) have significant effects on the internationalisation of INVs. Furthermore, the CEO’s global orientation mediated the relationship between the technological characteristics and internationalisation. View Full-Text
Keywords: international new ventures; internationalisation; technological characteristics; global orientation international new ventures; internationalisation; technological characteristics; global orientation
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Yoon, J.; Kim, D.-S. Empirical Relationships among Technological Characteristics, Global Orientation, and Internationalisation of South Korean New Ventures. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1254.

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