Born Global Firms: A New International Enterprise


Congratulations to Knight and Cavusgil for winning the 2014 JIBS DECADE AWARD — …recognizing the most influential paper published in the Journal of International Business Studies one decade before the current conference. In order to be considered for the award, a paper must have been included among the five most cited papers published in the 2004 Volume of JIBS. This year’s winner is “Innovation, Organizational Capabilities, and the Born Global Firm” by Gary A. Knight and Tamer Cavusgil.” This book helps managers and scholars understand the born-global phenomenon. We offer a comprehensive treatment of born globals, from distinctive features of these companies, to strategies that they use for international success, to implications of the phenomenon for international small- and medium-sized enterprises. We review useful theories and frameworks, as well as introduce a new field based on the born-global phenomenon – international entrepreneurship.

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About the Author(s)

Tamer Cavusgil

Tamer Cavusgil specializes in the internationalization of the firm, global strategy, emerging markets, and buyer-seller relationships in cross-border business. His professional career spans teaching, …

Gary Knight

Gary Knight is Professor of Global Management and the Helen Simpson Jackson Endowed Chair in International Management at Willamette University in Salem and Portland, Oregon, USA. He has extensive exp…

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August 6, 2009





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