Item Details

The Identity- Strategy Link: Context, Driver, and Consequences for Firm Internationalization

Carrascoso, Angelo Carlo S
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Carrascoso, Angelo Carlo S
Advisor
Werhane, Patricia
Abstract
I discuss how an organization's identity orientation unfolds within the real-life experiences of a young, internationalizing business firm named the Triton Corporation. By drawing from multiple perspectives, in particular, the organizational identity orientation construct, international business, international business ethics and institutional theory, I ask the following research question: What is the process by which a young firm's organization's identity orientation unfolds over time as it legitimates itself to a foreign partner or group, and what are the consequences and implications of such a process? Utilizing a grounded theory research approach, I propose a rich and robust framework that specifies how complex external / institutional and organizational factors influence the organization's identity orientation, how such an identity orientation drives the actions and strategies that such firms utilize to expand their business networks within the context of internationalization, and the consequences and implications (i.e. conflicts, tensions, challenges) that result from the success (or failure) of the internationalization initiative. This study demonstrates how a multidisciplinary approach towards firm internationalization gives rise to opportunities for synergies and conversation across disciplines that illuminate the full range of what is at stake in better understanding the phenomenon. Note: Abstract extracted from PDF text
Language
English
Date Received
20140122
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Business Administration, PHD (Doctor of Philosophy), 2009
Published Date
2009-05-01
Degree
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
Logo for In CopyrightIn Copyright

Availability

Read Online