Determinants of High-Tech Companies' Export: Centering on a Resource-Based Perspective

하이테크 기업의 수출 결정요인: 자원기반관점을 중심으로

  • Received : 2017.06.06
  • Accepted : 2017.08.25
  • Published : 2017.08.31


As advancement into global markets becomes increasingly important, there are increasing interests in high-tech companies' export. This study is an empirical investigation of the determinants of high-tech companies' export in the Daegu region seen from a resource-based perspective with focuses on organizational resources and innovative capabilities. The empirical analysis revealed that the export determinants hold truer for high-tech companies compared to companies overall, and that high-tech companies' key export determinants include organizational age as a organizational resource and international intellectual property rights (IPRs) as an innovative capability. In this sense, policies to promote high-tech companies' export should be designed to support high-tech companies that have a relatively longer history and international IPRs. The results also suggest that in the working level high-tech companies should establish their internal capabilities from a resource-based perspective, for example history and experience in their fields and international IPRs, rather than trying to target global markets from the beginning as born-global companies do.


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