Born Global's Use Of Innovative Solutions To Create Sustainable Competitive Advantages As It Expands And Grows In Different International Markets
2013 (English)In: / [ed] Helen Lawton Smith, Klaus Nielsen & Carlo Milana, London: Centre for Innovation and Management Research , 2013, 1-35 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this paper is to investigate born global firms’ use of innovative solutions and their networks to create sustainable competitive advantages as they expand and grow in different international markets. Consequently, born globals’ use of their own firm-specific advantages and their access to complementary resources and activities of their network partners are analyzed to aid our understanding of the provision of innovative solutions that lead to growth. We use a qualitative case study approach of five born global companies. A focus group interview with the CEOs in the companies is used to gain deep insight into innovation and internationalization processes that underlie the case companies’ international growth. The study shows that the use of the entrepreneur-CEOs’ personal networks and business networks have been assets that have accorded the firms’ strong position in international markets. It can be concluded that the born global firm has strategies to tap on complementary assets of external network parties.
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London: Centre for Innovation and Management Research , 2013. 1-35 p.
, CIMR Research Working Paper Series, ISSN 2052-062X ; 15
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24363OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-24363DiVA: diva2:687628
Innovation and Internationalisation, Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research (CIMR), Birkbeck University of London, September 27, 2013