Born Globals from the Resource-Based Theory: A Case Study in Colombia

Journal of Technology Management & Innovation vol.10 no.2

12 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2017 Last revised: 26 Oct 2017

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Alexander Tabares

University of Medellin

Claudia Alvarez

Universidad EAFIT; Autonomous University of Barcelona

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This paper describes how a born global firm goes into international market from inception at its early years. The objective of this paper is to analyze from the resource-based theory how a born global firm engages in international market. This empirical investigation has been carried out as an explorative single-case study, a high-tech firm, Digital Partner, based in Medellin, Antioquia. The main findings of the research show that organizational capabilities based on intellectual capital are crucial for the development of a born global. Thus, capabilities such as entrepreneurship, global vision, internationally market knowledge, learning management, IT capabilities, technological innovation, collaborative work, networks and customer orientation are recurrent and they correspond to other similar research results. Contributions of the study are both academic (for the advance of the research in born global field) and practical (for the design of governmental policies to foster born global firms).

Keywords: born global firms; resource-based theory; intellectual capital; case study; medellin-colombia

Suggested Citation

Tabares, Alexander and Alvarez, Claudia and Urbano, David, Born Globals from the Resource-Based Theory: A Case Study in Colombia (2015). Journal of Technology Management & Innovation vol.10 no.2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2956467

Alexander Tabares

University of Medellin ( email )

Carrera 87 N° 30 - 65, Bloque 6, Of. 108
Medellín
Colombia

Claudia Alvarez (Contact Author)

Universidad EAFIT ( email )

Carrera 49 N° 7 sur – 50
Medellín, Antioquia 00000
Colombia

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain

David Urbano

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Edifici B, Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Barcelona 08193
Spain
34935811209 (Phone)

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