College for Professional Studies
Master of Business Administration
School of Management
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Born Global (BG) firms are entrepreneurial ventures that internationalize at or near founding, overcoming the barriers that restrain most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from increased global trade. While research on SME barriers to internationalization is emerging, research on how BGs rapidly overcome these barriers remains under-explored. This study fills this void in the BG literature by analyzing factors influencing rapid internationalization. A survey was conducted of BGs and SMEs in the U.S. and U.K. This survey study found that BGs overcome information barriers more readily than other SMEs and a predictive factor is previous international experience. Additional research topics are identified.
Date of Award
© Leland Hoover
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Hoover, Leland G., "Accelerated Internationalization in Born Globals: an Analysis of Factors Influencing their Rapid Internationalization" (2009). Student Publications. 73.