Knowledge assets and firm international performance

Denicolai, Stefano, Zucchella, Antonella and Strange, Roger (2014) Knowledge assets and firm international performance. International Business Review, 23 (1). pp. 55-62. ISSN 0969-5931

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Abstract

This paper investigates how intangible knowledge assets impact upon firm international performance through the analysis of a sample of 290 European listed companies. We draw upon the knowledge-based view of the firm, and argue that more knowledge assets have a positive impact on foreign sales intensity, but only a up to a point. The inverse quadratic relationship found suggests that it is necessary to balance knowledge assets with complementary assets in order to achieve a higher degree of international performance. Furthermore we also suggest that externally-generated knowledge assets may have a positive impact upon international performance, but that the impact will be mediated by the possession of internally generated knowledge assets.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 09:21
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 09:21
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58637
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