Dimensions on born-global firms' case studies

Ananda Carvalho Pimenta, Marcus Joswig, Moacir De Miranda Oliveira Junior, Roberto Sbragia


The objective of this research is to analyze which dimensions and attributes are discussed in born-global firms’ case studies presented by the literature and in practice. For these two specific objectives were proposed: i) identify the dimensions used to study the born-global firms; ii) identify the main concepts applied to such dimensions; both analysis are based on cases studies addressed in the literature and practical case studies. This research is classified as exploratory and contains a content analysis. Furthermore, it was based on a selection of academic articles obtained on ISI Web of Knowledge database focusing on born-global firms’ case studies. The results demonstrated that the main issues regarding the born-global firms are developed in an aligned perspective regarding the theory even when the article’s focused on a particular industry. As a contribution, this study presented the list of dimensions and attributes that can be used as a reference for complementary discussions regarding the born-global case studies or even theoretical propositions. The composition of case studies that provides a broad overview for the researchers can be considered as an additional contribution of this article.


born-global; case study; concepts

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