Typical Products for Outside Audiences: The Role of Typicality When Products Traverse Countries
Vitenskapelig artikkel 2022
While organization theorists have established the importance of typicality, most studies examine situations where producers and audiences dwell within the same category system (e.g., a country, industry, or market). However, much less attention is paid to the role of typicality when products are introduced from one system to another. Since defining what is typical is commonly system-specific, typical products in one category system may be perceived as being atypical in others. It is therefore important to understand how typicality shapes market exchanges when products traverse category systems. To shed light on this, we introduce two key concepts—home typicality and host typicality—and examine specifically how they affect the performance of products distributed across countries. By analyzing a large sample of films, we find that films are more successful in international markets, when they are more typical of their home countries and/or more atypical of their host countries.
Ubisch, Sverre Søyland von; Wang, Pengfei. Typical Products for Outside Audiences: The Role of Typicality When Products Traverse Countries. Strategic Organization 2022
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