Measurement scale of international opportunity identification in early internationalization firms

MOSTAFIZ, Md Imtiaz, SAMBASIVAN, M. and GOH, S.K. (2019). Measurement scale of international opportunity identification in early internationalization firms. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 11 (2), 131-145.

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop the international opportunity identification (IOI) scale through psychometric evaluation in an emerging economy context. Design/methodology/approach: Samples consist of international firms operating in the apparel industry in Bangladesh. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted on the first wave of responses to unfold the underlying dimensions of IOI. The second wave of data was used to confirm the validity of IOI scale through confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Findings: EFA suggests a unidimensional scale, which is supported by CFA. The relationship between IOI and financial performance is significant and confirms nomological validity. Results also confirm the validity and reliability of the IOI scale. Originality/value: This study indicates that IOI is a reliable and valid scale to measure the strategic action of the international firms operating in emerging economies, and has a positive relationship with financial performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/APJBA-10-2018-0179
Page Range: 131-145
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 12:30
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25044

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