International New Venture Legitimation: An Exploratory Study

  • Romeo Turcan
  • Administrative Sciences, November 2013, MDPI AG
  • DOI: 10.3390/admsci3040237

Legitimation of International New Ventures

What is it about?

There is limited theoretical understanding and empirical evidence for how international new ventures legitimate. Drawing on legitimation theory, this study fills in this gap by exploring how international new ventures legitimate and strive for survival in the face of critical events during the process of their emergence. It is a longitudinal, multiple-case study research that employs critical incident technique for data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Why is it important?

Grounded in data, this study corroborates a number of legitimation strategies yielded by prior research and refutes others. It further contributes to our understanding of international new venture legitimation by suggesting new types of legitimation strategies: technology, operating, and anchoring. Studying international new ventures through theoretical lenses of legitimation is a promising area of research that would contribute to the advancement of international entrepreneurship theory.

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