publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

A Causal Model of Linkages between Environment and Organizational Structure, and Its Performance Implications in International Service Distribution: An Empirical Study of Restaurant and Hotel Industry

Kim, Seehyung;
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  • Published: 14 Apr 2005
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
This research develops and tests a model of the service unit ownership and control patterns used by international service companies. The main purpose of this study is to investigate trivariate causal relationships among environmental factors, organizational structure, and perceived performance in the internationalization process of service firms. A service firm operating in foreign soil has a choice of three general entry mode strategies offering different degrees of ownership and control of its remote operating units located in foreign countries -- full ownership arrangement, joint venture arrangement, and franchising arrangement. The entry mode strategies chos...
free text keywords: Environmental Factors, Perceived Performance, Structural Equation Modeling, Ownership Structure, Degree of Control, Service Industry, Entry Mode, International Franchising
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