The Concept of Distance in International Management Research

Item Type Journal paper

The effect of distance on firms' performance when entering, operating in and across foreign markets is a central issue in international management. However, our understanding of the impact of distance has long been constrained by flawed conceptualizations and unreliable measures. The papers in this issue break new ground both by advancing our theoretical understanding and by introducing new and potentially more useful measures. In this introduction, we provide a brief overview of the evolution of the distance concept before introducing the individual papers. We end by offering observations for future research based on the issues they raise.

Authors Ambos, Björn & Håkanson, Lars
Journal or Publication Title Journal of International Management
Language English
Subjects business studies
Refereed Yes
Date March 2014
Publisher Elsevier
Volume 20
Number 1
Page Range 1-7
ISSN 1075-4253
Depositing User Leonie Rogenhofer
Date Deposited 07 Jan 2019 16:38
Last Modified 07 Jan 2019 16:38


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Ambos, Björn & Håkanson, Lars (2014) The Concept of Distance in International Management Research. Journal of International Management, 20 (1). 1-7. ISSN 1075-4253

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