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Born globals: rapid international growth in new ventures
Halmstad University.
2012 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School , 2012. , 246 p.
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 080
Keyword [en]
Born Global, internationalisation, entrepreneur, network, vision, value chain, growth, management, leadership, entrepreneurial teams
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18485ISBN: 9789186345327 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-18485DiVA: diva2:534093
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Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-08-29Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. International activities in small firms: Examining factors influencing the internationalization and export growth of small firms
Open this publication in new window or tab >>International activities in small firms: Examining factors influencing the internationalization and export growth of small firms
2004 (English)In: Canadian Journal of the Administrative Sciences, ISSN 0825-0383, E-ISSN 1936-4490, Vol. 21, no 1, 22-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper we explore internationalization and export growth over time in a sample of 135 small manufacturing firms. By using concepts and arguments from literature on international business and small firms, the paper identifies six situational, or contingency, factors that are expected to influence the international activities of small firms. Our results show that a dynamic and fast-changing environment may push small firms to go abroad, while it seems to be the experiences built up in the organization and a younger generation of CEOs that can explain why some small firms continue to expand their international activities. The findings suggest that the factors influencing small firms to go abroad and become international differ from the factors that influence them to continue and grow once they are on the international marketplace. The paper ends with a discussion of the findings, together with suggestions for further research.

Keyword
Studies, Exports, Manufacturing, Small business, Statistical analysis, Business studies
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18480 (URN)10.1111/j.1936-4490.2004.tb00320.x (DOI)
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
2. Innovative Internationalisation in New firms: Born Globals - €“the Swedish Case
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovative Internationalisation in New firms: Born Globals - €“the Swedish Case
2003 (English)In: Journal of International Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1570-7385, E-ISSN 1573-7349, Vol. 1, no 3, 249-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the past few years, the phenomenon of Born Globals has been highlighted in many studies. Such firms adopt a global approach right from their inception or very shortly thereafter. This behaviour challenges the traditional internationalisation models of slow and gradual development with respect to geographical markets and market entry modes. In this paper a conceptual framework is developed from earlier research and includes the factors: globalisation, entrepreneurs, networks, and industry. A survey showed that Born Globals were still very uncommon in Sweden. However, four Born Global firms were identified and analysed with the framework. It was concluded that the ongoing globalisation has made it easier to conduct Born Global strategies. However, active entrepreneurs, who recognised the global opportunities, were crucial for the implementation of these strategies, in which personal networks were used as tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: , 2003
Keyword
Born Globals, Sweden, Internationalisation, Entrepreneurs, Network, Business studies
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18479 (URN)10.1023/A:1024110806241 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
3. Born Globals' foreign market channel strategies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Born Globals' foreign market channel strategies
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, ISSN 1479-3059, E-ISSN 1479-3067, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, Vol. 1, no 4, 356-373 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Foreign entry mode choices are decisions of paramount importance for the long-term survival and growth of companies that are in a process of rapid international expansion. In this paper we seek to understand the foreign market channel strategies of Born Globals. We examine whether these companies develop a similar strategy regarding foreign entry mode choices and whether their market channel strategies differ from contemporary theories treating this problem. A comparative case study conducted on four companies meeting the criteria of Born Globals suggests that they do not show a common foreign entry mode. Instead, the companies seem to have very different market channel strategies even if they all have internationalised very rapidly. These findings are discussed against the current range of theoretical models that seek to explain the companies' foreign entry mode choice. We conclude the paper with some implications and suggestions for future research.

Keyword
Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and SMEs, Business and economics
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18478 (URN)10.1504/IJGSB.2006.012185 (DOI)
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
4. The management of value chain activities in born global companies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The management of value chain activities in born global companies
(English)In: European Business Review, ISSN 0955-534X, E-ISSN 1758-7107Article in journal (Other academic) Submitted
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18483 (URN)
Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
5. A born global company's way to growth
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A born global company's way to growth
2009 (English)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Halmstad: Halmstad University, 2009
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-18484 (URN)
Note
"Earlier version was published in the Research on Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management 2007-2008, edited by Sven Åke Hörte (2009), Centre for Technology, Innovation and Marketing Management and further developed 2011"Available from: 2012-06-15 Created: 2012-06-15 Last updated: 2012-06-18

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