Title

Rise of Born Globals and Their Association with High Technology Intensity or Services Sector— Myths or Reality?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Abstract

Literature suggests that the proportion of born globals—firms entering foreign countries soon after birth—has increased significantly over time and that such firms are associated with high-technology-intensity or services sector. However, there is little empirical support for these claims. To address this gap, this article presents an empirical analysis of age at the first global entry of US manufacturing and service multinationals that entered foreign countries in the last century. Only manufacturing showed a significant rise in the number of born globals. Being born global was not correlated with either having a high-technology-intensity or being a service firm.

DOI

10.1177/0972150917713084

Publication Title

Global Business Review

Volume Number

18

Issue Number

6

First Page

1424

Last Page

1434

ISSN

09721509

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