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Chapter 2: Are we at a turning point for distance research in international business studies?

D Dow

Progress in International Business Research | Progress in International Business Research | Published : 2017

Abstract

In this chapter I argue that the distance research in international business studies is at a turning point, not in terms of its popularity, nor the quantity of articles published, but rather, in terms of the types of issues that are explored. Past distance research has largely been conducted at the level of the firm and/or the market - that is, linking national-level measures of distance with specific firm behaviors and outcomes. However, the seminal paper by Shenkar (2001) represents a shift in focus that is only just beginning to gain traction. This shift involves stepping back and beginning to unpack the black box we call 'distance' by exploring the micro-level mechanisms involved. In ess..

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