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Born Globals Internationalization and Competitive advantage - A Resource-based View perspective: The case study research of Swedish Born Globals to the roles of firm Resources in firm‟s establishment, internationalization and competitive advantage
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The phenomenon of Born Globals in particular to the internationalization process has been highlighted by many scholars. The insufficient of the existing researches to the ability of Born Globals going international since their inceptions with limited resources encouraged us to study more in-depth. Resource-based View (RBV) and firm‟s competitive advantage are chosen as the theoretical framework. Three Swedish Born Globals were chosen as case studies, the data was collected by semi-structure and e-mail interviews which within-case and cross-case analysis were applied. The empirical data and analysis draws us to the conclusion that human resource especially entrepreneurs and network are the key firm resources that significantly contribute to Born Globals‟ establishment, internationalization and competitive advantage. However, the finding is highlighted that entrepreneur has a crucial role to both establishment and internationalization stages. Entrepreneur‟s personal network has high contribution when Born Globals is started up while firm‟s network plays more important role at the internationalization stage. By using network, Born Globals gain an easier way to find financial and operating resource. Moreover, entrepreneur‟s capability is the main key resource that creates competitiveness to Born Global firms. Future research suggestions and implications are discussed in the conclusion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 83 p.
Keyword [en]
Born Globals, Resource-based View (RBV), Firm Resources, Competitive Advantage, Internationalization, Internationalization Motive, Modes of foreign market entry
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15871OAI: diva2:432809
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2011-05-30, Halmstad, 08:30 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-08-22 Created: 2011-08-07 Last updated: 2011-08-22Bibliographically approved

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