This article examines the role of R&D support in the degree of internationalization through the mediating mechanism of technological capability. We also investigate the moderating role of technological turbulence in the relationship between R&D support and technological capability. Using primary data collected from 227 firms engaged in cross-border activities, and employing moderated mediation analysis, the results show that R&D support positively relates to technological capability, and this relationship is moderated by technological turbulence. Moreover, the impact of R&D support on firms' degree of internationalization is mediated by technological capability. The findings from the study provide implications for IB theory and practice.
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- R&D support
- technological capability
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Political Science and International Relations
- Business and International Management