Marketing and strategy
Network effects of interlocking directorates
This project studies how relationships between managers at board level affect the international expansion of small and medium-sized companies. We use unique longitudinal data to develop and test how the company's network position affects this expansion.
The intended output of this project is to build theoretically sound and empirically verifiable models which seek to explain how board managers interlocking network ties matter for possibilities to internationalize. Results could further inspire researchers to more carefully investigate what combinatory network ties that matters most for a certain market or industry, such as between what firms, or industries, or what combinations of experience that are important.