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International new ventures – rapid internationalization across different industry contexts
International New Ventures – Rapid Internationalization Across Different Industry Contexts
Research on international new ventures (INVs) also referred to as Born Globals (BGs) has increased dramatically in the last decade. This body of literature examines firms that internationalize soon after their inception.
Research identifies these firms to possess a number of characteristics. In particular, INVs are found to be typically led by a manager or a management team with a unique constellation of competencies and capabilities, which can enable them to better combine resources from different national markets to achieve rapid international growth soon after the firm’s founding. Despite the growing number of studies in the last decades, there is need to further explore how these firms can achieve and sustain competitive advantage and international growth throughout their life-cycle such as in the early, growth and mature phases of their internationalization process, and what are the eventual outcomes of this development.
Similarly, there has been relatively little research on role and influence of the nature and role of industry factors on the internationalization process of INVs . Few studies have addressed the influence of industry specific features on INV internationalization and hence no clear theoretical understanding exists of how industry factors influence the international development and growth of INVs. This ebook aims to deal with this gap in the literature and will explore how industry factors are influencing INVs internationalization processes.