The value of human capital for the networks of born globals Online publication date: Fri, 19-Oct-2007
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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