Yusuf Kurt

Yusuf Kurt
The University of Manchester · Centre for Comparative and International Business Research (CIBER)

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This paper sets out to investigate the role of religion and spirituality in a business network context, with an empirical focus on the international business development of Turkish SMEs. By drawing on the concept of homophily and tie strength, we argue that, while religion can act as a bridge and thus create a multitude of weak ties within a busine...
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The theory of networks has attracted increasing attention in international business (IB) research. However, despite its growing theoretical utilization, the systematic description, modelling and analysis of network relationships has been scarce in IB. The field has taken a stand in favour of conventional methodological approaches, which hinders the...
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This paper examines organisational culture as an antecedent of knowledge management systems (KMSs) usage and knowledge sharing, which in turn affects organisational effectiveness in the context of multinational corporations (MNCs). It demonstrates how organisational culture affects perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use of KMSs that in turn...
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In this study we examine the effect of matching, a comprehensive networking concept, on the perceived export barriers and export performance of small exporting firms. We introduce matching as a moderating variable affecting the link of perceived internal/external export barriers to export performance. Using a sample of 106 UK-based exporting small...
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Purpose This study aims to utilise key insights from social network theory (SNT) to enhance understanding of overcoming the liability of outsidership as a prerequisite for firm internationalization. Specifically, it seeks to examine the influence of structural attributes of networks on the motivational stance of both network insiders and outsiders...
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The traditional economic perspectives have considered individuals as the perfectly rationale and argued that their network commitment was driven by utilitarian, profit- and utility-maximizing motivations and economic self- interests (Blau, 1964; Provan and Milward, 1995; Ring, 1997). However, humans, who are the core actors of network relationships...
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This paper investigates the role of spirituality in network commitment and trust building through a focus on the specific network context of Anatolian Tigers from Turkey. Despite the previous research employing utilitarian perspectives to explain the antecedents of commitment, the aim here is to understand the role played by spirituality, a higher-...
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The notion of ‘networks’ has been applied by a growing number of researchers in different business and management sub-disciplines including organisational studies (Salancik, 1995; Uzzi, 1996; Zaheer and Bell, 2005; Kilduff and Brass, 2010; Tichy et al., 1979), knowledge management (Cross and Parker, 2004; Reagans and McEvily, 2003), innovation (Fre...
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how specific features of social network analysis (SNA) can sharpen our knowledge about firm internationalization from a network perspective; particularly in the context of liability of outsidership (LOO) approach. It aims to build a more comprehensive understanding of overcoming LOO through revea...

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