A Patulous Progress: International Entrepreneurship Effects on Chinese Born-Global Firm Performance

Yu, Ying, Hu, Xiaoling, Wang, Yong and Ward, Philippa ORCID: 0000-0002-4971-8908 (2020) A Patulous Progress: International Entrepreneurship Effects on Chinese Born-Global Firm Performance. Sustainability, 12 (14). Art No 5508. doi:10.3390/su12145508

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Using data from SMEs in Hubei province, the role of entrepreneurship in the sustainable performance of born global firms in China was discussed. The structural equation modeling analysis of 345 questionnaires indicates that both international knowledge and international entrepreneurial capability are significantly related to born global firms’ performance. Dynamic capabilities, which includes three sub-dimensions: adaptation capability, absorption capability and innovation capability, was found to be less important to firm performance. Therefore, it may be argued that born global firms in inland China are still limited by resources, including those generated from the international knowledge needed to adapt to internal and external pressures.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internationalization; Small and medium sized enterprise; Born-global firms; International entrepreneurial capability; Dynamic capabilities; International knowledge
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 11:59
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 09:20
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8622

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