Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

Business Network Logo Business Perspectives Logo

During this Breakfast Briefing on 12 September 2017, Dr Raquel Garcia-Garcia, Lecturer in Strategic Management at The Open University Business School, discussed "Is the sky the limit?" for the internationalisation of businesses.

Multinationals have traditionally expanded abroad slowly and gradually, moving from neighbouring countries to more distant ones. In fact, this internationalisation model prevailed in the international economic landscape during much of the 20th century. However, in recent years some multinationals have managed to defy this traditional pattern of international expansion by expanding abroad at a dizzying speed and being successful in doing so.

This phenomenon poses several questions: can all companies profit from a rapid foreign expansion? Or only just a few chosen ones? Is the sky the limit or is there an optimal speed of internationalisation? What are the factors that support/hinder a profitable rapid foreign expansion? This briefing addressed these key questions and provided insightful findings regarding the effect of knowledge on the success of multinationals.

View the presentation slides from the event.

The Breakfast Briefings are a series of face-to-face events, as part of The Open University Business Network. These events aim to foster collaboration and create an opportunity to explore together the latest and best of business thinking. We understand business and want to help your business flourish by sharing our insights into leadership and management at this series of collaborative events. In between briefings, why not join in on LinkedIn.

Upcoming Events

Feb 22

Munich Community Event: Business Talk - Managing Innovations in an Obsolete Industry

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -

17:30 to 20:00

Hilton Munich Park, Am Tucherpark 7, 80538 München (DE)

Mar 1

Conference: Society for Evidence Based Policing

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, March 2, 2018 - 16:00

The Open University, The Hub Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Mar 13

OUBS London Alumni Networking Informal Drop In

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -

18:30 to 20:30

Champagne Charlie's, The Arches, 17 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NG

See All

Request your prospectus

Request a prospectus icon

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

Request prospectus

Are you already an OU student?

Go to StudentHome