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Continuing corporate growth and inter-organizational collaboration of international new ventures in Sweden
Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
2015 (Engelska)Ingår i: Innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy: knowledge, technology and internationalization / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Urban Gråsjö and Sofie Wixe, Edward Elgar Publishing , 2015, s. 89-116Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
Abstract [en]

In this study we examine the scope and pattern of innovation cooperation of international new ventures (INVs) of different age, size and formation type. Using longitudinal micro-matched database and Swedish Community Innovation Survey results for the years 1998–2009, we show that INVs are more likely to be involved in international cooperation than other firms, and that INVs are also more likely to have a broader scope of international partnerships in terms of number of partners and geographic location of these partners. We further show how age of a firm that originated as an INV and its formation type – greenfield, spin-off or merger – affect patterns of international cooperation for innovation.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Edward Elgar Publishing , 2015. s. 89-116
Nyckelord [en]
business and management, entrepreneurship, economics and finance, economics of entrepreneurship, economics of innovation, regional economics, geography, economic geography, innovation and technology, economics of innovation, urban and regional studies, regional economics
Nationell ämneskategori
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företagsekonomi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105879DOI: 10.4337/9781783477326ISBN: 9781783477319 (tryckt)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-105879DiVA, id: diva2:838526
Tillgänglig från: 2015-06-30 Skapad: 2015-06-30 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-07Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Beyond Going Global: Essays on business development of International New Ventures past early internationalization
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Beyond Going Global: Essays on business development of International New Ventures past early internationalization
2016 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

The notion of International New Ventures, or INVs, emerged in academia in the early-to-mid 1990s and generally refers to entrepreneurial firms that tend to internationalize very early in their life-cycle, and whose expansion into foreign markets occurs much more quickly than predicted by earlier theories of the incremental internationalization process. Previous literature proposes effective networking with market partners and, more recently, internationally viable business model among key distinguishing features of INVs that allow for such early and rapid entry into international markets. Nevertheless, little is yet known regarding how these younger firms develop over time and how they could sustain international growth. With the purpose of filling this gap, this doctoral dissertation scrutinizes business models and business model innovation of INVs beyond their early internationalization, with a particular emphasis on INVs’ external relationships configurations.

 

The dissertation consists of four self-contained essays that represent a methodological mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches and incorporate longitudinal case studies, surveys and register-based data encompassing nine years of Swedish INVs’ development. The findings highlight the importance of the business model as an initial market entry tool, and of business model innovation as a potential growth vehicle over time. Findings also display that INVs work with a broader range of external partners compared to other firms for innovative purposes, and that INVs have different business model innovation patterns compared to other types of internationalized firms. Moreover, INVs focus more heavily on value capture innovations in their business models as they mature and seek to obtain a more centralized position in their industry ecosystem by re-configuring the parameters of existing external relationships or developing new ones.

 

Overall, this dissertation contributes to the international entrepreneurship and business model literature by explicating how maturing INVs need to operate under different business model configurations as compared to emerging INVs, as the original business model might lack scalability after a certain point in time. Furthermore, the dissertation suggests how INVs can pursue a dynamic business model approach and utilize dynamic capabilities to design business models that put the focal firm more in control of the surrounding ecosystem, and reduce constraints that can limit the value capturing potential and thus the growth and development of INVs.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2016. s. 78
Serie
Studier i företagsekonomi. Serie B, ISSN 0346-8291 ; 92
Nyckelord
International New Ventures, business models, business model innovation, Sweden, business development, international entrepreneurship, internationalization, dynamic capabilities
Nationell ämneskategori
Företagsekonomi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125469 (URN)978-91-7601-546-9 (ISBN)
Externt samarbete:
Disputation
2016-10-07, s205, Samhällsvetarhuset, Umeå, 13:00 (Engelska)
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Handledare
Tillgänglig från: 2016-09-16 Skapad: 2016-09-12 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-06-07Bibliografiskt granskad

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