Quotation Putzhammer, Paul Moritz, Puck, Jonas, Lindner, Thomas. 2020. Changes in Foreign Operation Modes: A Review and Research Agenda. International Business Review. 29 (1)




This paper addresses the growing but fragmented research area of changes in foreign operation modes. Previous research claims this field to be under-researched and at the same time more complex than hitherto assumed. Moreover, a majority of studies investigating mode change include the topic rather inexplicitly. In consequence, literature on mode change is fragmented across different research streams and is characterized by incoherent nomenclature, a variety of research foci as well as results that are hard to compare. By conducting a structured literature review we consolidate existing findings, provide a deeper understanding of firms’ foreign operation mode change, related theoretical perspectives, and its antecedents and consequences. Based on our findings we discuss relevant areas for future research in this research field.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Business Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Changes in Foreign Operation Modes: A Review and Research Agenda
Volume 29
Number 1
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibusrev.2019.101619
Open Access N


Putzhammer, Paul Moritz (Details)
Puck, Jonas (Details)
Lindner, Thomas (Details)
Institute for International Business (Puck) (Details)
Institute for International Business IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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