Managerial Mindset and the Born Global Firm

Paula Danskin Englis, Ingrid Wakkee

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Using a series of case studies, we show that global mindset is at the heart of global growth and opportunity for entrepreneurial ventures. We review how having an entrepreneurial mindset and international experience influence the rapidity of internationalization by discussing the entrepreneurial process and how the global mindset of founders of born global firms influences their choices in the competitive landscape. This chapter closes with a discussion of a continuum — globalization frustrated (focusing on firms with entrepreneurs that have global mindsets but cannot internationalize) to globalization mandated (focusing on firms that are forced to be global).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium
EditorsAard Groen, Gary Cook, Peter Van Der Sijde
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781785600326
ISBN (Print)9781785600333
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameNew Technology Based Firms in the New Millennium
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Print)1876-0228


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