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Strategic orientation pathways in international new ventures and born global firms—Towards a research agenda

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This article offers insights into research on the strategic orientations of international new ventures (INVs) and born global firms (BGs) with the aim of presenting a conceptual research framework to guide future research on this topic. This article finds that while most extant research has focused on the relationships of various types of strategic orientations across INVs and BGs performance, further research should pay more attention to antecedents and factors influencing the strategic orientation pathways and international performance outcomes of these types of firms. The authors further introduce the content of this special issue of the JIEN, which contributes to the ongoing discussion on strategic orientations in the developing domain of international entrepreneurship (IE).

Resumen

Este artículo examina la actual línea de investigación sobre orientaciones estratégicas de las nuevas empresas internacionales (NEI) y empresas nacidas globales (ENG) con el objetivo de presentar un marco conceptual que guíe la investigación futura en esta área. Si bien el núcleo principal de investigación se ha centrado hasta ahora en las relaciones existentes entre varios tipos de orientaciones estratégicas y el rendimiento de las NEI y ENG, la investigación futura debería focalizarse también en comprender mejor los antecedentes o factores que influyen en dichas relaciones entre orientaciones estratégicas y el rendimiento internacional de este tipo de empresas. Los autores introducen además el contenido de este número especial de JIEN, el cual contribuye a desarrollar el debate sobre la relevancia de las orientaciones estratégicas en el creciente ámbito del emprendimiento internacional (EI).

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  1. While the article simultaneously focuses on both types of firms: INVs and BGs, we also acknowledge some efforts have been made to better distinguish among (the interchangeable use of) these labels or terms, particularly in terms of speed and global reach (see, for example, Madsen 2013; Andersson et al. 2013; Cesinger et al. 2012).

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Acknowledgments

We want to firstly express our thanks to JIEN Editor-in-Chief, Professor Hamid Etemad for inviting us to guest edit this special issue on this important area of strategic orientations in INVs and BGs. We also thank sincerely the reviewers of this issue:

Antonella Zucchella (University of Pavia, Italy)

Birgit Hagen (University of Pavia, Italy)

Charmaine Glavas (Queensland University Of Technology, Australia)

Gary A. Knight (Willamette University, USA)

Hélène Laurell (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Igor Laine (Lappeenranta- Lahti University of Technology, Finland)

Iñaki Peña (University of Deusto, Spain)

James M. Crick (Loughborough University, UK)

José C. Casillas (University of Seville, Spain)

José Luis González- Pernía (University of Deusto, Spain)

María Ripollés Meliá (Jaume I University, Spain)

Martin Hannibal (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Mika Gabrielsson (Helsinki School of Economics, Finland)

Niina Nummela (University of Turku, Finland)

Øystein Moen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Per Servais (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Peter Gabrielsson (University of Vaasa, Finland)

Sami Saarenketo (Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)

Stephan Gerschewski (University of Reading, UK)

Susanne Sandberg (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Svante Andersson (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Tage Koed Madsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)

Tiia Vissak (University of Tartu, Estonia)

Tuija Mainela (University of Oulu, Finland)

Witold Nowiński (WSB University in Poznan, Poland)

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Evers, N., Gliga, G. & Rialp-Criado, A. Strategic orientation pathways in international new ventures and born global firms—Towards a research agenda. J Int Entrep 17, 287–304 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10843-019-00259-y

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