Technical, Strategic, and Cultural Bottlenecks of Born-Global-Digital Firms

Sara Fraccastoro, Arto Ojala, Mika Gabrielsson

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A born-global-digital firm belongs to the group of firms that apply and develop digital technologies to achieve early internationalization. However, there might be different types of bottlenecks related to foreign market entries and the development of digital services affecting those markets that limit such firms' global activities. In this work, we divide these bottlenecks into technical, strategic, and cultural forms. This multi-case study examines the impact of those bottlenecks and how that might be overcome. We provide practical and theoretical alternatives to bypass the impediments created by the bottlenecks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023
EditorsTung X. Bui
Number of pages10
PublisherHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)978-0-9981331-6-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9981331-6-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event56th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2023 - , United States
Duration: 03.01.202306.01.2023
Conference number: 56


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Born-global. digital
  • bottlenecks
  • cultural
  • strategic
  • technical

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