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Born global firms: The differences between their short- and long-term performance drivers

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  • Efrat, Kalanit
  • Shoham, Aviv
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    Globalization has triggered the emergence of a new breed of firms called “Born Globals” (BGs), firms that become international soon after inception. Unlike previous research, the present study distinguishes between BGs’ short- and long-term performance and argues that different drivers affect each type of performance. Data from 107 Israeli BGs shows that their short-term performance is impacted mostly by environmental (external) factors. In contrast, over the long run, internal factors become more crucial to BGs’ survival and success. These time-based differences have important theoretical and practical implications.

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    Volume (Year): 47 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 675-685

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    Keywords: Born global; Internationalization; International performance; Organizational capabilities;

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    1. Sleuwaegen, Leo & Onkelinx, Jonas, 2014. "International commitment, post-entry growth and survival of international new ventures," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 106-120.

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