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An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process

Casillas, J.C. and Moreno, A.M. and Acedo, F.J. and Gallego, M.A. and Ramos, E. (2009) An integrative model of the role of knowledge in the internationalization process. Journal of World Business, 44 (3). pp. 311-322. ISSN 1090-9516

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Abstract

Knowledge is considered an essential resource in a company's internationalization process, both from the sequential point of view and from the perspective of International Entrepreneurship. This paper proposes a model to integrate the influence of knowledge on international behavior based on proposals taken from the literature on organizational learning in multinational companies. The model comprises several phases: prior knowledge; acquisition of new knowledge; integration of both sets of knowledge; action and feedback. Using the proposed model, different courses of action are identified for further research into the process of company internationalization.