What's the way? the foreign entry mode selection process of innovative and manufacturing-based start-ups

Willem Hulsink, Robert-Jan van Eijk

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Abstract

One manifestation of our globalizing world is the emergence of start-ups that have an international focus from inception. The international activities of these firms, which are called ‘born globals” (Knight & Cavusgil, 1996), ‘infant multinationals’ (Lindqvist, 1991) or ‘international new ventures” (Oviatt & McDougall, 1994), have received an increasing amount of attention from researchers over the past years. These studies examine the characteristics of start-ups that have decided to internationalize almost directly after their creation, their motives for international expansion, the differences between international start-ups and non-international start-ups, and the entry modes they have used (Brouthers & Nakos, 2004). This study is focusing on the foreign entry mode choice of start-ups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference and Doctoral Workshop 2006
EditorsGloria Rossini
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9789081078412
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period11/05/0613/05/06

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