The Importance of Networks and Founders in Enabling Rapid Internationalization of Born Globals from SMOPECs

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Murremäki, Timi 2011-11-14T11:23:32Z 2011-11-14T11:23:32Z 2010
dc.description.abstract Objective of Study The objective of this Master’s Thesis is to research what impact networking and the previously retained knowledge, experience and contacts of the founders have on the rapid internationalization of Born Globals from SMOPECs. Methodology The Master’s Thesis is composed of a theoretical and an empirical portion. The theoretical portion of the study is based around literature on Born Globals, internationalization, and networking which were utilized to compose a theoretical framework explaining the factors related to what factors enable Born Globals to initially internationalize in a rapid fashion. The empirical portion of the study is qualitative by nature and encompasses two case companies. The information gathered from the case companies is compared and analyzed with the findings of the theoretical literature and framework included in this Master’s Thesis. Findings The founders and their previous network contacts, knowledge and experience were found to influence the initial internationalization of Born Globals to a great extent. Also, by utilizing these competences of the founders, the Born Globals were able to expand their existing networks by gaining references from new customers and network ties which were gained from the formation of various partnerships in international markets. In addition, these new network ties provided the Born Globals with finances and access to knowledge pertaining to opportunities in various foreign markets. The role of the Internet and various social networking and communication enabling websites also proved to be an important tool utilized by BGs during their internationalization efforts, and warrants further research to gain a greater understanding of its full implications. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The Importance of Networks and Founders in Enabling Rapid Internationalization of Born Globals from SMOPECs en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Economics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Marketing and Management en
dc.contributor.department Markkinoinnin ja johtamisen laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword born global
dc.subject.keyword internationalization
dc.subject.keyword globalization
dc.subject.keyword SMOPEC
dc.subject.keyword networks
dc.subject.keyword knowledge-based view
dc.subject.keyword founders?
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201111181366
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major International Business en
dc.programme.major Kansainvälinen liiketoiminta fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon kansainväliset yhtiöt
dc.subject.helecon international companies
dc.subject.helecon kasvu
dc.subject.helecon growth
dc.subject.helecon yritykset
dc.subject.helecon companies
dc.subject.helecon verkostot
dc.subject.helecon networks
dc.subject.helecon kansainvälistyminen
dc.subject.helecon internationalization
dc.subject.helecon tieto
dc.subject.helecon knowledge
dc.ethesisid 12322 2010-06-03
dc.location P1 I

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