Turbulence, Discovery and Foreign Market Entry: A Longitudinal Study of an Entry into the Russian Market

Martin Johanson, Jan Johanson

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Abstract

Firms entering transition markets are typically ignorant about those markets, and the markets, owing to the transition from a planned to a market economy, are typically turbulent. Consequently the entry process involves discoveries that could not have been predicted in advance. This position is supported by a longitudinal study in real-time of a Swedish firm's entry into the Russian market between 1987 and 1993. 

The paper distinguishes between three types of activity that form part of the entry process, namely search, routines and improvisation, and it discusses how they relate to operative and strategic discoveries made and the characteristics of the entry process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-205
Number of pages27
JournalManagement International Review
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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