The Internationalization Context in Environmental Turbulence: The Effects of International Entrepreneurial Orientation and Network Relationships on the Knowledge Capabilities and the Internationalization Speed
This research aims to explore the influence of international entrepreneurial orientation and external network relationship of an enterprise on the improvement of its own international knowledge capability, as well as its international knowledge capability’s impact on the speed of the internationalization. This research adopted both internal and external perspectives to examine their influences on the enterprise’s capability to learn foreign market knowledge and the impacts of the knowledge capability on the speed of development of international startups in the early stages of internationalization. The sample is collected from Taiwanese firms with overseas operations and international startups. In total, 130 valid questionnaires were recovered, for a valid rate of 16.25%. The results find that international entrepreneurial orientation helpful enhance international knowledge capability, and that network centrality positively impacts international knowledge capability. However, network density does not have a significantly positive impact on knowledge capability, but the improvement of knowledge capability does have a positive relationship with the speed of internationalization. The results of further grouping show that new firms with international entrepreneurial orientation and network relationships have relatively better effects on knowledge capability. Finally, this study proposes management implications and suggestions for future research based on the relevant results.
international entrepreneurial orientation, network relationship, knowledge capabilities, internationalization speed.