Chair of Organization Theory and Design

Path dependency in international companies

Project member: Dipl.-Kfm. Sebastian Metz

In this project we investigate to which extent the internationalization of companies is a path-dependent phenomenon. The assumption of path dependency of internationalization processes appears reasonable as several key arguments of this theory are consistent with several important concepts of internationalization research. We analyze both inter-organizational path-dependent processes, which consider relationships between companies, and intra-organizational processes, focusing on companies' respective history.