Born Global Sourcers – buying internationally right from the inception

Morten Rask, Per Servais

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This article focuses on a particular type of international New Ventures (INV) the so-called Born Global Sourcers. Through the research development of the INV and by studying overview articles in the field it is concluded that nearly all research is centered on INV’s outward activities. At the same time researchers has identified various types of INV’s and based on the empirical work by Rasmussen et al (2010) a particular type of international new venture is isolated. The Born Global sourcers which is firms who conducts international purchasing from or near their establishment but who only to a very limited serves foreign markets. From the article by Oviatt and McDougall (2005) the model for exploring the speed and scope of International New Ventures is adapted and modified to explore this particular type of International New Venture. The article concludes that this revised model could be a viable starting point for research into this type, but that this research could be supplemented by including the relations to domestic clients/partners.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date27 Aug 2015
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2015
EventVaasa Conference on International Business - Vaasa, Finland
Duration: 27 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 13


ConferenceVaasa Conference on International Business


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