Conceptualizations to Advance Born Global Definition: A Research Note

Mika Gabrielsson, V. H.Manek Kirpalani, Pavlos Dimitratos, Carl Arthur Solberg, Antonella Zucchella

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The ‘Born Globals’ (BGs) have now been studied for over a decade and yet the conceptualizations and theory development are at an initial phase. This article was written to clarify the definition of a BG firm, and focus on its characteristics. BGs deviate considerably when contrasted with traditional internationalizing Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Most importantly their vision is global, they have global products which are of unique and specialized nature, and they have accelerated internationalization capability from inception.

Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalGlobal Business Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


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