Publication
Title
Untangling the multiple effects of slack resources on firms' exporting behavior
Author
Abstract
Drawing on a behavioral theory perspective, we investigate how distinct types of slack resources affect distinct aspects of firms¡¯ exporting behavior. Using longitudinal data of Belgian manufacturing firms, we find that financial and human resource (HR) slack affect the probability of exporting positively at a diminishing rate. Controlling for the export decision, we find that HR slack affects export intensity negatively, while financial and HR slack affect export diversity positively at a diminishing rate. Findings are economically meaningful, especially for new exporters. Taken together, our study adds new insights at the nexus of the international business and slack literatures.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of world business. - Greenwich
Publication
Greenwich : 2017
ISSN
1090-9516
Volume/pages
52 :6 (2017) , p. 769-781
ISI
000414882500004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 17.10.2018
Last edited 06.09.2021