Internationalization of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms
Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Thunderbird International Business Review
Volume 55, Issue 5, pages 495–512, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Alon, I., Yeheskel, O., Lerner, M. and Zhang, W. (2013), Internationalization of Chinese Entrepreneurial Firms. Thunderbird Int'l Bus Rev, 55: 495–512. doi: 10.1002/tie.21566
- Issue online: 19 AUG 2013
- Version of Record online: 19 AUG 2013
This article uses the resource-based and internationalization theories to explain the export behavior of Chinese entrepreneurial firms. Based on multiyear data on Chinese firms from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), we show that contextualized resource-based theory can adequately explain some of the variation in export behavior among young Chinese firms. Exports by small Chinese firms are driven by the social and intellectual capital of the entrepreneur and their entrepreneurial proclivity, and the innovativeness/uniqueness of the product/offering. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.