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Sustained competitive advantage of born global ventures: a conceptual framework

Ali Jafri, Syed Khurram and Ismail, Kamariah and Shahid, Wafa (2014) Sustained competitive advantage of born global ventures: a conceptual framework. World Applied Sciences Journal, 30 (10). pp. 1250-1258. ISSN 1818-4952

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Born global internationalization has emerged as the most promising field of the international entrepreneurship literature in developed countries. Recently, it has gained attention of some researchers from emerging economies too, though still at its infancy stage. The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual framework for development and sustained competitive advantage of born global SMEs in Malaysia to pursue recurring calls for appending born global research in emerging countries and integrating multi-disciplinary theories for appeasing the inconclusiveness and complexity of this global phenomenon. The key assumption guiding this effort is mandatory role of entrepreneur's, being heart and soul of the small firms, in determining speedy internationalization of born global SMEs. Extant review explicates direct and significant relationship of international entrepreneurial capabilities in creation as well as sustained competitiveness of born global firms, yet the role of entrepreneur's psychosomatic resources in is largely unknown. Arguing in the favor of determining role of positive psychological capital in new venture creation and competitiveness and depicting it as a missing link in born global literature, an integrated framework is established. Future research recommendations for empirical investigation of this conceptual framework are given. Limitations and practical implications are also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:international entrepreneurship, positive psychological capital
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:62758
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:06 Jun 2017 14:20
Last Modified:06 Jun 2017 14:20

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