Born global: The potential of job creation in new international businesses

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Traditional theory about international business suggests that companies first establish a solid home market and go global only in later stages of their life cycle. However, this view is challenged by research that shows that some firms internationalise quickly after start-up – so-called ‘born globals’. These firms are assumed to be strongly innovative and growth-oriented, and hence could well contribute to the economic and labour market recovery Europe is seeking after the global financial crisis. So far, little is known about the full economic potential of these companies and how best to support them. This study aims to close this knowledge gap by providing a summary of literature and secondary data to characterise born globals and pinpoint their main strengths and weaknesses as well as economic and labour market potential. 

 

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    Born global: The potential of job creation in new international businesses

    Traditional theory about international business suggests that companies first establish a solid home market and go global only in later stages of their life cycle. However, this view is challenged by research that shows that some firms internationalise quickly after start-up – so-called ‘born globals’. These firms are assumed to be strongly innovative and growth-oriented, and hence could well contribute to the economic and labour market recovery Europe is seeking after the global financial crisis. So far, little is known about the full economic potential of these companies and how best to support them. This study aims to close this knowledge gap by providing a summary of literature and secondary data to characterise born globals and pinpoint their main strengths and weaknesses as well as economic and labour market potential.

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    Born Globals: Das Arbeitsplatzpotenzial international ausgerichteter Jungunternehmen - Zusammenfassung

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    Eurofound
    In der Vergangenheit galt in der internationalen Wirtschaft die Annahme, dass sich Unternehmen zunächst eine feste Position auf dem Heimatmarkt erarbeiten und ihre Geschäftstätigkeit erst in späteren Phasen ihres Lebenszyklus auf den Weltmarkt ausrichten. Diese Theorie gerät jedoch durch Forschungsergebnisse ins Wanken, die belegen, dass einige Unternehmen bereits kurz nach ihrer Gründung auf dem internationalen Markt tätig werden: Dies sind die sogenannten „Born Globals“. Sie stehen in dem Ruf einer ausgeprägten Innovationstätigkeit und Wachstumsorientierung und könnten deshalb einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Wiederbelebung des Wirtschafts- und Arbeitsmarkts leisten, die Europa nach der weltweiten Finanzkrise anstrebt.



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