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Internationalization of IT Born Global Firms - A New Approach

Carlsson, Daniel LU and Meixger, Maxim LU (2017) BUSN09 20171
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
The emergence of born global firms in the last decades has led to a growing interest in the internationalization processes of such companies. Despite the existence of traditional internationalization frameworks, we seek to understand how internationalization process of IT born global firms deviate from traditional theory and what key factors play a role in their internationalization process. To develop a more integrated framework that encompasses key internationalization factors from different traditional theories and a case company, we used template analysis on the IT born global firm Eurosender. We find that in contrast to traditional theory, born global firms start operating in multiple countries from the outset, rather than following a... (More)
The emergence of born global firms in the last decades has led to a growing interest in the internationalization processes of such companies. Despite the existence of traditional internationalization frameworks, we seek to understand how internationalization process of IT born global firms deviate from traditional theory and what key factors play a role in their internationalization process. To develop a more integrated framework that encompasses key internationalization factors from different traditional theories and a case company, we used template analysis on the IT born global firm Eurosender. We find that in contrast to traditional theory, born global firms start operating in multiple countries from the outset, rather than following a sequential process. Besides technical advantages of IT, we show that the importance of finance, personnel, and networks is core to the internationalization success of IT born global firms. We develop a new model that has its theoretical relevance in providing a framework that encompasses factors from multiple traditional theories and can be used by aspiring entrepreneurs to get practical advice on what factors have found to be essential to internationalization success of born global firms. (Less)
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Carlsson, Daniel LU and Meixger, Maxim LU
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organization
course
BUSN09 20171
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
internationalization, eclectic paradigm, uppsala model, born global firms, market entry, internationalization theories, information and technology
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English
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8920760
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  abstract     = {The emergence of born global firms in the last decades has led to a growing interest in the internationalization processes of such companies. Despite the existence of traditional internationalization frameworks, we seek to understand how internationalization process of IT born global firms deviate from traditional theory and what key factors play a role in their internationalization process. To develop a more integrated framework that encompasses key internationalization factors from different traditional theories and a case company, we used template analysis on the IT born global firm Eurosender. We find that in contrast to traditional theory, born global firms start operating in multiple countries from the outset, rather than following a sequential process. Besides technical advantages of IT, we show that the importance of finance, personnel, and networks is core to the internationalization success of IT born global firms. We develop a new model that has its theoretical relevance in providing a framework that encompasses factors from multiple traditional theories and can be used by aspiring entrepreneurs to get practical advice on what factors have found to be essential to internationalization success of born global firms.},
  author       = {Carlsson, Daniel and Meixger, Maxim},
  keyword      = {internationalization,eclectic paradigm,uppsala model,born global firms,market entry,internationalization theories,information and technology},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Internationalization of IT Born Global Firms - A New Approach},
  year         = {2017},
}