Examining the Mental Models of Entrepreneurs from Born Global and Gradual Globalizing Firms

P. Englis-Danskin, D. Osborne, B.L. Kedia

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    Abstract

    International entrepreneurship is emerging as an integral area of international business. The drive to be international may be felt from the very beginning or founding of a business as with born global firms. This research investigates differences between entrepreneurs leading born global and gradual globalizing firms through a narrative examination of inhibitors and facilitators of internationalization. By applying ideas from strategic group research which link competitive enactment with the mental models of top management teams, we can gain a more comprehensive picture of the differences that identify born global and gradual globalizing firms. The results show that leaders of born global and gradual globalizing firms emphasize significantly different topics in their discussions, and may, therefore, have different mental models with respect to competitive enactment of business strategies in the international arena.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNew Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium - Volume III
    EditorsW.E. During, R. Oakey, S. Kauser
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam [etc.]
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages247-261
    Number of pages322
    ISBN (Print)0-08-044402-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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