Serial Entrepreneurship and Born-Global New Ventures - A Case Study

33 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2008

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Manuela Presutti

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Alberto Onetti

University of Insubria

Vincenza Odorici

Department of Management - University of Bologna

Date Written: April 2008

Abstract

Based on a longitudinal case study, we aim to understand how serial entrepreneurs can foster the development of born-global ventures. We consider a born-global start-up as the final stage of the learning process for a serial entrepreneur, advancing propositions regarding the importance of prior entrepreneurial experience for born-global venture creation and growth. We suggest that the serial entrepreneur's previous entrepreneurial experiences could substitute for the lack of knowledge, opportunity recognition and social networks of a born-global start-up. Thus, we recognize the necessity of a shift in the unit of analysis, from born-global start-up to a global serial entrepreneur, suggesting to follow a dynamic approach when the born-global start-up issue is discussed.

Keywords: born-global, international new ventures, entrepreneurship, serial entrepreneur, internationalization, social network, entrepreneurial experience, opportunity identification, opportunity exploration, longitudinal case study

JEL Classification: M13, F23, D92

Suggested Citation

Presutti, Manuela and Onetti, Alberto and Odorici, Vincenza, Serial Entrepreneurship and Born-Global New Ventures - A Case Study (April 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1145202

Manuela Presutti (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Bologna
Italy

Alberto Onetti

University of Insubria ( email )

Via Ravasi 2
Varese, 21100 21100
Italy

Vincenza Odorici

Department of Management - University of Bologna ( email )

via Capo di Lucca, 34
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

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