Title

International New Ventures: Revisiting the Influences Behind the 'Born-Global' Firm

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2007

Abstract

There is a small but theoretically important literature on 'born-globals' or international new venture firms that positions itself in contrast to the more established sequential international entry literature. In this paper we examine the pattern of entry into international markets for a set of international new ventures and show that they need not be a distinct breed of firms, as previous research has portrayed. Absent a specific technological advantage, the decision for a new venture to internationalize at inception is influenced by the size of its home market and by its production capacity, as well as by cultural and economic forces that also influence other more traditional firms that stage their entry into international markets. Most importantly, we demonstrate that the decision to internationalize or not should be considered jointly with the capacity allocation decision to specific international markets, as analysing these separately may lead to biased results. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Discipline

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | International Business | Strategic Management Policy

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of International Business Studies

Volume

38

Issue

7

First Page

1113

Last Page

1131

ISSN

0047-2506

Identifier

10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400308

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