A principal components analysis of New Zealand Board compostion : factors that influence an export strategy

Frederick, Howard 2009, A principal components analysis of New Zealand Board compostion : factors that influence an export strategy, in AGSE 2009 : Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2009, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title A principal components analysis of New Zealand Board compostion : factors that influence an export strategy
Author(s) Frederick, Howard
Conference name Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange (6th : 2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
Conference location Adelaide, South Australia
Conference dates 3-6 February, 2009
Title of proceedings AGSE 2009 : Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2009
Editor(s) Gillin, L.M.
Publication date 2009
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Summary Principal Topic Internationalisation strategies are important for company expansion because New Zealand, with its four million people, has such a small market. There may or may not exist ”agency costs” in the use of Outside Directors. Ownership patterns may also influence Internationalisation.

Methodology/Key Propositions This study uses Principal Component Analysis both in a grounded theory approach and in a confirmatory approach.

Results and Implications We find evidence that in New Zealand, contrary to some previous research elsewhere, outside Directors actually have less influence on Internationalisation than Inside Directors. Private ownership also seems to have a greater association with Internationalisation than other ownership types. A highly reliable sample of 1989 New Zealand company directors showed that such factors as gender, age and location and even industry sector were irrelevant. Two factors were important in explaining whether a company goes off-shore. These are the size and magnitude of the company as well as the ownership type and role of the CEO. In essence, this study validates New Zealand’s present strategy of ”picking winners”, that is, selecting firms based upon factor components. This study adds strength to that strategy because it identifies the concrete components that should be taken into account when picking companies for special treatment, e.g. export promotion.
Language eng
Field of Research 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028270

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