Dynamic bundle of capabilities and firm's international performance: A configurational analysis

Shuijing Jie, Rainer Harms

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages40
JournalAcademy of Management Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event79th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2019: Understanding the Inclusive Organization - Boston, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 201914 Aug 2019
Conference number: 79


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