The value of human capital for the networks of born globals
by Sara Melen, Emilia Rovira Nordman
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business (IJGSB), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2007

Abstract: This study explores how a born global firm uses its network to learn during its internationalisation and how human capital influences this learning process. Within born global research, there exists a discrepancy between scholars who regard personal networks to be the most important for born globals' international growth and those who regard business networks as the most important. Based on a longitudinal in-depth case study of a born global within the Swedish biotech industry, our results show that both forms of networks are important but that a born global firm's use of its network differs at various phases in the firm's internationalisation.

Online publication date: Fri, 19-Oct-2007

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