Handbook of Research on Born Globals

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Mika Gabrielsson, Vishnu H. Kirpalani
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012 - Business & Economics - 417 pages
'The immense literature on born globals contains a cottage industry of research that includes many different definitions, operationalizations and conclusions. It is time to reflect on what insights we have gained. The editors have really succeeded in
 

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Contents

1 Overview background and historical origin of born globals development of theoretical and empirical research
3
2 Born global or simply rapidly internationalizing? Review critique and future prospects
16
3 Determinants of different types of born globals
36
a comparison of internationalization patterns
46
tradeoff between rapid growth and control
57
a case study of information technologybased SMEs
71
RESEARCH AREAS REQUIRING MORE DEVELOPMENT
97
research areas that still need to be covered more fully
99
12 An institutional perspective on the strategic behavior of Chinese new ventures
214
DEVELOPING LEADERS AND TRENDS IN OTHER RESEARCH AREAS
243
trends in developing intellectual entrepreneur foundersmanagers and in other research areas
245
14 International pathways of software born globals
263
the birth of offshore renewables
285
founders linkages company evolution and international geographical patterns
310
17 Battleship strategy for managing MNCborn global innovation networks
332
survey evidence from China
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a social dynamic perspective
128
9 Sourcing networks of born global firms
145
10 Born global firms internet and new forms of internationalization
161
11 Do born global SMEs reap more benefits from ICT use than other internationalizing small firms?
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19 Annotated bibliography for researchers
380
Index
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