Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization

M. Crone

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Abstract

    Existing studies of early internationalizing firms (aka born globals or
    international new ventures) have paid surprisingly little attention to the
    geographical context within which such firms emerge, how this context might influence their emergence and performance, or whether they are more likely to emerge in certain regional environments. Hence this paper seeks to contribute to the growing literature on international entrepreneurship by developing a preliminary conceptual model of the emergence of early internationalizing firms in geographical context. The model is developed from a three-part, interdisciplinary review of relevant literature. It seeks to build upon the resource-/knowledgebased view from the business and management literature by integrating insights from research in ‘spatial disciplines’ such as economic geography (notably work on clusters). In the model, a distinction is first made between upstream (pre start-up) and downstream (post start-up) phases. Various ways in which geographical context may influence firms’ inheritance (upstream) and acquisition (downstream) of the resources, capabilities and knowledge required for early internationalization in each of these phases are then depicted. The model complements existing conceptualizations and may provide a basis for further empirical and conceptual work on geographical aspects of the early internationalization phenomenon.

    Conference

    ConferenceAcademy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference
    CityTrinity College, Dublin
    Period8/04/1010/04/10

    Fingerprint

    Conceptualization
    Internationalization
    Start-up
    Economic geography
    Knowledge-based
    New ventures
    Resources and capabilities
    Resources
    Conceptual model
    International entrepreneurship
    Born global firms

    Keywords

    • international new ventures
    • resource-based
    • born globals

    Cite this

    Crone, M. (2010). Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization. Paper presented at Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, .
    Crone, M. / Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization. Paper presented at Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, .
    @conference{a9b9eb58ea9c4e79a3805a7db32d7f36,
    title = "Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization",
    abstract = "Existing studies of early internationalizing firms (aka born globals orinternational new ventures) have paid surprisingly little attention to thegeographical context within which such firms emerge, how this context might influence their emergence and performance, or whether they are more likely to emerge in certain regional environments. Hence this paper seeks to contribute to the growing literature on international entrepreneurship by developing a preliminary conceptual model of the emergence of early internationalizing firms in geographical context. The model is developed from a three-part, interdisciplinary review of relevant literature. It seeks to build upon the resource-/knowledgebased view from the business and management literature by integrating insights from research in ‘spatial disciplines’ such as economic geography (notably work on clusters). In the model, a distinction is first made between upstream (pre start-up) and downstream (post start-up) phases. Various ways in which geographical context may influence firms’ inheritance (upstream) and acquisition (downstream) of the resources, capabilities and knowledge required for early internationalization in each of these phases are then depicted. The model complements existing conceptualizations and may provide a basis for further empirical and conceptual work on geographical aspects of the early internationalization phenomenon.",
    keywords = "international new ventures, resource-based, born globals",
    author = "M. Crone",
    year = "2010",
    month = "4",
    language = "English",
    note = "Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference ; Conference date: 08-04-2010 Through 10-04-2010",

    }

    Crone, M 2010, 'Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization' Paper presented at Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, 8/04/10 - 10/04/10, .

    Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization. / Crone, M.

    2010. Paper presented at Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, .

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    TY - CONF

    T1 - Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization

    AU - Crone, M.

    PY - 2010/4

    Y1 - 2010/4

    N2 - Existing studies of early internationalizing firms (aka born globals orinternational new ventures) have paid surprisingly little attention to thegeographical context within which such firms emerge, how this context might influence their emergence and performance, or whether they are more likely to emerge in certain regional environments. Hence this paper seeks to contribute to the growing literature on international entrepreneurship by developing a preliminary conceptual model of the emergence of early internationalizing firms in geographical context. The model is developed from a three-part, interdisciplinary review of relevant literature. It seeks to build upon the resource-/knowledgebased view from the business and management literature by integrating insights from research in ‘spatial disciplines’ such as economic geography (notably work on clusters). In the model, a distinction is first made between upstream (pre start-up) and downstream (post start-up) phases. Various ways in which geographical context may influence firms’ inheritance (upstream) and acquisition (downstream) of the resources, capabilities and knowledge required for early internationalization in each of these phases are then depicted. The model complements existing conceptualizations and may provide a basis for further empirical and conceptual work on geographical aspects of the early internationalization phenomenon.

    AB - Existing studies of early internationalizing firms (aka born globals orinternational new ventures) have paid surprisingly little attention to thegeographical context within which such firms emerge, how this context might influence their emergence and performance, or whether they are more likely to emerge in certain regional environments. Hence this paper seeks to contribute to the growing literature on international entrepreneurship by developing a preliminary conceptual model of the emergence of early internationalizing firms in geographical context. The model is developed from a three-part, interdisciplinary review of relevant literature. It seeks to build upon the resource-/knowledgebased view from the business and management literature by integrating insights from research in ‘spatial disciplines’ such as economic geography (notably work on clusters). In the model, a distinction is first made between upstream (pre start-up) and downstream (post start-up) phases. Various ways in which geographical context may influence firms’ inheritance (upstream) and acquisition (downstream) of the resources, capabilities and knowledge required for early internationalization in each of these phases are then depicted. The model complements existing conceptualizations and may provide a basis for further empirical and conceptual work on geographical aspects of the early internationalization phenomenon.

    KW - international new ventures

    KW - resource-based

    KW - born globals

    UR - http://www.aib-uki.org/docs/2010-aibuki-dublin-confprogramme.pdf

    M3 - Paper

    ER -

    Crone M. Geographical context and early internationalizing firms: towards an inter-disciplinary conceptualization. 2010. Paper presented at Academy of International Business (UK & Ireland chapter) Annual Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, .