• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Previous Findings and their Theoretical Foundation
  • 2.1 The Benefits and Costs of Internationalization
  • 2.2 Past Empirical Research
  • 3. Research Hypotheses
  • -3.1 An inverted u Internationalization-Performance-Relationship
  • 3.2 Structural Fit as a Positive Moderator of the inverted u Relationship
  • 4. Research Methodology
  • 4.1 The Sample
  • 4.2 Research Variables
  • 4.3 The Analysis Technique
  • 5. Results
  • 5.1 Descriptive Statistics and Preliminary Results
  • 5.2 Internationalization-Performance-Relationship
  • 5.3 The Influence of Structural Fit
  • 6. Conclusion
  • References