Management International Review

, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 631–652 | Cite as

Mapping the Intellectual Structure of Research on ‘Born Global’ Firms and INVs: A Citation/Co-citation Analysis

  • Francisco García-Lillo
  • Enrique Claver-Cortés
  • Bartolomé Marco-Lajara
  • Mercedes Úbeda-García
Research Article


The present research paper shows the results of an analysis of the existing literature on one of the topics that has sparked the most interest among scholars and researchers in the fields of international management and entrepreneurship: born global firms or international new ventures. Concretely, with the aim of identifying and visualising the intellectual structure of research on this phenomenon, a total of 124 research papers whose titles contain the above terms are analysed. The methodology is mainly based on the bibliometric techniques of document citation and co-citation analyses and the analysis of social networks.


Born global firms International new ventures International management Entrepreneurship Bibliometrics Citation analysis Document co-citation analysis (DCA) Social network analysis (SNA) 

JEL Classifications

L26 M13 


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  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Alicante, ESAlicanteSpain

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