Global start-ups profile : one size fits all?

Taylor, Marilyn L., Sawang, Sukanlaya, Yang, Xiaohua, Mardiasmo, Diaswati, & Coates, Theresa L. (2014) Global start-ups profile : one size fits all? In Meyer, Klaus & Kiyak, Tunga (Eds.) Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business : Local Contexts in Global Business, Academy of International Business, Vancouver, Canada, p. 215.

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Our research aims to answer the research questions “How do we commonly describe the global start-ups profile as evidenced in prior inductive research?” and “Does this global start-ups profile can effectively explain phenomena in Australian global start-up firms?” We systematically review 29 global start-ups (144 firms) qualitative articles to understand descriptive definitions of global-startup firms. We then triangulate this finding with an Australian high-tech firm. Our contribution is to form a descriptive profile of global start-up phenomenon and raise interesting issues that have potentially fruitful findings for both research and practice. This profile might well be just a deviant from the traditional model that describes how firms establish their footprints, first in their domestic markets followed by moves into cross-border activities. Regardless, government agencies, consultants, and entrepreneurs need to understand the phenomenon. Thus we anticipate that this phenomenon will continue to provide interesting issues for pursuit, both by researchers as well as the practitioner community.

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ID Code: 74577
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Global Start-ups, Firm Behaviors, Profiling, Australia
ISSN: 2078-0435
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > International Business (150308)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The authors
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2014 23:24
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2014 12:33

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