Investigating New Technology Based Firm(NTBF) internationalization : the impact on performance, the process and the antecedents
Faculty of Applied Economics
Antwerp :UA, 2007
Research paper, UA, Faculty of Applied Economics ; 2007:5
University of Antwerp
While researchers have extensively studied the born global and international new venture phenomena, the related field of NTBF internationalization has been left untouched, giving rise to an investigation aimed at filling this gap in the international business literature. The investigation covers the impact that internationalization has on performance, the process of internationalization and the antecedents of successful internationalization. Being conceptual in nature, this paper lays the theoretical foundation for future empirical research on NTBF internationalization. The theory development is based on an analysis of several factors, including organizational and environmental characteristics, founders, financing, ownership and network ties of NTBFs.