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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 editors: Niittymies, Aleksi; Pajunen, Kalle; Lamberg, Juha-Antti

Journal or series: Journal of World Business

ISSN: 1090-9516

eISSN: 1878-5573

Publication year: 2022

Volume: 57

Issue number: 6

Article number: 101381

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2022.101381

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially 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.

Keywords: international market; internationalisation; temporality; historical research; qualitative research

Free keywords: international business; de-internationalization; temporality; historical research methods; qualitative research methods; process research

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Reporting Year: 2022

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