Quotation Zipper, Viktoriya. 2016. Influence of generational change as a kind of behavioural patterns on the internationalisation process of small and medium sized family firms. EIBA, Vienna, Österreich, 12.2016.


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While research has already begun in the scientific scene of International Entrepreneurship to investigate born-global companies, there is a dearth of research into so-called born-again global firms. Considering that in times of ongoing globalization these firms will continue to arise, an exact demarcation of the under-researched phenomenon of born-again global is necessary. Although, there is absolutely no clear definition of a born-again global, the most common opinion is that a generational change in management triggers the internationalisation process. However, we continue to know very little about the particular mechanisms through which such circumstances lead to the emergence of born-again global firms. Against this background, this research aims to address the following research questions: (1) How does generational change affect the internationalisation of family-owned firms? (2) Are there any special managerial cognitions of a new CEO, who transforms such firms from a conservative, domestic-oriented into a risk-taking, innovative born-again global company? Addressing these questions through the in-depth analysis of a case study, this paper will contribute to overcome the lack of knowledge on the drivers that lead to born-again global. Moreover, it researches the cognitive mechanisms that may underlie the shift from domestic to international in the context of family-owned SMEs.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Poster presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Influence of generational change as a kind of behavioural patterns on the internationalisation process of small and medium sized family firms
Event EIBA
Date 12.2016
Location Vienna
Country Austria
Year 2016

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Zipper, Viktoriya (Details)
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Global Business and Trade DP (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
6616 Slavonic studies (Details)
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