Born global firms in knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) – what do we know of their performance?
AbstractThis paper studies the performance of KIBS firms that are aimed for global markets from inception. Despite the increasing importance of KIBS, no previous study has investigated born global firms in this sector of the economy. Three definitions are used to categorize firms as born global. Both OLS and a nearest neighbor matching approach are implemented to find evidence of higher growth in employment and sales per employee five years after firm foundation. Finally, the findings are robust to a finer array of born global definitions and time horizons of firm performance.
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Born global firms; firm performance; knowledge intensive business sector;
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- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
- M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2012-03-28 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2012-03-28 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2012-03-28 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2012-03-28 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-KNM-2012-03-28 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-SBM-2012-03-28 (Small Business Management)
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