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Temporality and firm de-internationalization : Three historical approaches (2022)

Niittymies, A., Pajunen, K., & Lamberg, J.-A. (2022). Temporality and firm de-internationalization : Three historical approaches. Journal of World Business, 57(6), Article 101381. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2022.101381

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All authors or editorsNiittymies, Aleksi; Pajunen, Kalle; Lamberg, Juha-Antti

Journal or seriesJournal of World Business



Publication year2022


Issue number6

Article number101381


Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/82611


This paper contributes to process-oriented international business research by showing how three distinct historical approaches can enrich theoretical understanding concerning temporality in firm de-internationalization. First, we show how comparative historical analysis unleashes the causal structure of the process and provides explanatory understanding of the temporal grounding of the mechanisms driving the process. Second, we explicate how interpretive history reveals the embeddedness of de-internationalization in the prevailing spirit of the time. Finally, we consider how poststructuralist history enables us to focus on the strong subjectivity of individuals in which multiple temporalities come together in a chaotic combination underlying behavior.

Keywordsinternational marketinternationalisationtemporalityhistorical researchqualitative research

Free keywordsinternational business; de-internationalization; temporality; historical research methods; qualitative research methods; process research

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Reporting Year2022

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