Title: International entrepreneurial culture, innovation differentiation strategy and early internationalisation: evidence from Indian born globals

Authors: Dominic Buccieri

Addresses: Plaster College of Business, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Rd, Joplin MO 64801, USA

Abstract: This study examines the phenomenon of early internationalisation in born globals from emerging markets. While the domain has gained attention in recent years, the literature is still in its infancy as to how born globals from emerging markets compete in high technology sectors. This study draws on the dynamic capabilities view (DCV) to empirically examine how international entrepreneurial culture (IEC) shapes innovation differentiation strategy, and how each drive early internationalisation under varying levels of market turbulence. AMOS is used to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis and estimate a structural model, using a sample of 286 high technology born globals from India. The findings indicate that IEC supports innovation differentiation and early internationalisation. The findings also confirm the usefulness of IEC toward early internationalisation when entering turbulent markets. These findings offer meaningful implications for the dynamic capabilities literature as born globals harness an IEC to accelerate their internationalisation activities.

Keywords: international entrepreneurial culture; IEC; innovation differentiation strategy; early internationalisation; market turbulence; born globals.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2020.111198

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2020 Vol.11 No.3, pp.274 - 301

Received: 17 Nov 2019
Accepted: 15 May 2020

Published online: 03 Nov 2020 *

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