International new ventures need a variety of capabilities to tackle the liability of newness and foreignness to perform well in international markets. However, previous studies neglect the complex interactions between capabilities and leading to faulty theory and misspecified implications for practice. Our study addresses this gap by analysing the relationship between the configurations of dynamic bundle of capabilities and firm’s international performance. We use the fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis to analyse a dataset of 88 Chinese technology-based international new ventures (TBINVs). Notably, our results show that none of our three types of dynamic bundle of capabilities is necessary or sufficient on its own but rather form configurations for TBINVs to achieve high international performance. Additionally, our analysis presents two successful paths to perform well, and five paths to perform poorly in international markets for TBINVs. Accordingly, we contribute to the capability-based perspective literature and the international entrepreneurship literature. Next to that, we provide practical implications for the owners of TBINVs and research suggestions for future study.
|Number of pages||40|
|Journal||Academy of Management Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||79th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, United States|
Duration: 9 Aug 2019 → 14 Aug 2019
Conference number: 79