International Collaboration for Academic Publication: Implications From the Resource-Based View and Transaction Cost Theory

Amy Y. Ou, Luisa Varriale, Anne S. Tsui

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In this study, the authors examine factors that explain international scholars' success in publishing in North American management journals through collaboration. Drawing on the international entry mode literature, the authors propose that international collaboration teams are more successful when they increase complementary resources and reduce transaction costs. A sample of 364 articles from 10 North American management journals shows that teams published in higher impact management journals when they had U.S. or Canadian collaborators, higher proportions of assistant professors, and less gender diversity. Combining additional findings from 23 semistructured interviews, the authors provide a research model to explain the resources and costs embedded in international collaboration teams as well as mechanisms that help transform costs into resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-451
Number of pages45
JournalGroup and Organization Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • academic career
  • international collaboration
  • publication success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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