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Handbook of Research on Born Globals

Edited by Mika Gabrielsson, Professor of International Business, University of Eastern Finland and V.H. Manek Kirpalani, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada and Honorary Professor, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago
This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the development of successful born global firms, including evolutionary phases and pathways of growth, emergence of entire born global industries, role of founders’ linkages, experience, culture and training, as well as collaboration with large MNEs.
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Publication Date: 2012
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This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the development of successful born global firms, including evolutionary phases and pathways of growth, emergence of entire born global industries, role of founders’ linkages, experience, culture and training, as well as collaboration with large MNEs.

The expert contributors and the editors explore the origin and evolution of born globals and the changing history of this sector. They outline the training involved in developing international intellectual entrepreneurs and study the effects of different cultures on the origin and growth of born globals. The Handbook focuses on the different types of born globals that emerge from the general set of SMEs – ranging from the pure born globals to the born again globals, the born regionals, and their sub group of born again regionals. It also innovatively differentiates these from internationalizing SMEs and international new ventures.

Providing a dynamic perspective on the development of successful born global firms, this book will prove essential reading for researchers and students of international business. Founders of born global firms will also learn about novel management practices, whilst educational institutions and governments will find invaluable insights on how to foster the emergence of successful born globals.
‘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 putting a highly needed great Handbook together that presents this at its best. It will stimulate further research. It is an appealing, useful and well crafted end product.’
– Torben Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Contributors: A. Aspelund, M. Baum, S. Freeman, I. Galván-Sánchez, M. García, P.N. Ghauri, R.-J. Jean, R. Kabst, O. Kuivalainen, L.C. Leonidou, N. Løvdal, R. McNaughton, J. Partanen, N. Pezderka, A. Rialp, S. Saarenketo, S. Samiee, C. Schwens, P. Servais, M. Sheppard, R. Shneor, V.C. Simões, R.R. Sinkovics, C.A. Solberg, K. Ukrainski, T.J. Vapola, T. Vissak, X. Zhang, H. Zou
Contents:

Foreword

Preface

PART ONE: BORN GLOBALS: ORIGIN, AND EVOLUTION OF RESEARCH
1. Overview, Background and Historical Origin of Born Globals; Development of Theoretical and Empirical Research
Mika Gabrielsson and V.H. Manek Kirpalani

2. Born Global or Simply Rapidly Internationalizing? Review, Critique, and Future Prospects
Leonidas C. Leonidou and Saeed Samiee

3. Determinants of Different Types of Born Globals
Matthias Baum, Christian Schwens and Rüdiger Kabst

4. Born Global and Born-Again Global Firms: A Comparison of Internationalization Patterns
Michael Sheppard and Rod McNaughton

5. The Born Global Dilemma: Trade-off Between Rapid Growth and Control
Carl Arthur Solberg

6. An Inquiry into Born Global Firm’s Learning Process: A Case Study of Information Technology-based SMEs
Alex Rialp, Inmaculada Galván-Sánchez and Minerva García

PART TWO: BORN GLOBALS: RESEARCH AREAS REQUIRING MORE DEVELOPMENT
7. Born Globals: Research Areas that Still Need to be Covered More Fully
V.H. Manek Kirpalani and Mika Gabrielsson

8. Born Global Firms’ Use of Networks and Alliances: A Social Dynamic Perspective
Susan Freeman

9. Sourcing Networks of Born Global Firms
Jukka Partanen and Per Servais

10. Born Global Firms, Internet, and New Forms of Internationalization
Rotem Shneor

11. Do Born Global SMEs Reap More Benefits from ICT Use than Other Internationalizing Small Firms?
Noemi Pezderka, Rudolf R. Sinkovics and Ruey-Jer (Bryan) Jean

12. An Institutional Perspective on the Strategic Behavior of Chinese New Ventures
Huan Zou and Pervez N. Ghauri

PART THREE: BORN GLOBALS: DEVELOPING LEADERS, AND TRENDS IN OTHER RESEARCH AREAS
13. Born Globals: Trends in Developing Intellectual Entrepreneur Founders/Managers, and in Other Research Areas
V.H. Manek Kirpalani and Mika Gabrielsson

14. International Pathways of Software Born Globals
Olli Kuivalainen and Sami Saarenketo

15. Characteristics of Born Global Industries: The Birth of Offshore Renewables
Nicolai Løvdal and Arild Aspelund

16. Portuguese Born Globals: Founders’ Linkages, Company Evolution, and International Geographic Patterns
Vitor Corado Simões

17. Battleship Strategy for Managing MNC–Born Global Innovation Networks
Terhi J. Vapola

18. Successful Born Globals Without Experiential Market Knowledge: Survey Evidence from China
Tiia Vissak, Xiaotian Zhang and Kadri Ukrainski

19. Annotated Bibliography for Researchers

Index