Global from the Start: The Characteristics of Born-Global Firms in the Technology Sector

Stoyan Tanev

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Abstract

This article provides insights from recent research on firms that are "born global". A born-global firm is a venture launched to exploit a global niche from the first day of its operations. The insights in this article are relevant to technology entrepreneurs and top management teams of new technology firms. After discussing various definitions for the term "born global" and identifying the main characteristics of born-global firms, this article lists a few salient characteristics of firms that are born global in the technology sector. The article concludes by identifying opportunities for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnology Innovation Management Review
Number of pages4
ISSN1927-0321
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • born global firms
  • technology start-ups
  • business ecosystems
  • technology entrepreneurship

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