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Determinants of export intensity in emerging markets: An upper echelon perspective

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Saurabh BhattacharyaORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Elsevier, 2015.

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Using India as an example, this article extends the application of upper echelon theory to emerging markets to consider the effects on firms’ export intensity. Five characteristics of top management teams that influence a firm's export intensity were analyzed—educational level, functional heterogeneity, international exposure, age, and length of tenure with their current firm. The time period studied was 2007–2012, with a focus on these industries: rapidly changing consumer goods, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and textiles. Most of the study's hypotheses were supported, and some of the results obtained differ from those found previously for developed markets.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Agnihotri A, Bhattacharya S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of World Business

Year: 2015

Volume: 50

Issue: 4

Pages: 687-695

Print publication date: 01/10/2015

Online publication date: 26/11/2014

Acceptance date: 04/07/2014

Date deposited: 26/11/2018

ISSN (print): 1090-9516

ISSN (electronic): 1878-5573

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2014.11.001


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