Export Assistance: The Way Back and Forward

An Empirical Investigation into Developing Country “Born Globals”

  • Anisur R. Faroque
  • Yoshi Takahashi

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Anisur R. Faroque, Yoshi Takahashi
    Pages 1-23
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 69-73

About this book


“Born global” (BG) firms have attracted many researchers throughout the last decade. The emergence of this phenomenon initially posed a serious challenge to the validity and applicability of the traditional “stage” theory of internationalization; however, scholars have more recently been able to reconcile traditional and new theories into a single framework for studying the process of internationalization.  This volume applies both network theory and knowledge-based theory to analyze export assistance in the context of internationalization of low-tech BG firms in developing countries (with an in-depth study of the apparel industry in Bangladesh). 


The findings that non-governmental network partners provide more useful advice than government agencies is one that may resonate through other countries, including developed economies.  Government’s more useful role is confined to the financial support and incentives that are provided to such firms.  It is, however, the commitment to exporting that emerges as critical for performance, more so than export strategy, suggesting that enhanced export performance is to attract, reassure and motivate entrepreneurs in ways that strengthen their commitment to international expansion. 


Born globals Developing countries Export assistance Globalization Internationalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Anisur R. Faroque
    • 1
  • Yoshi Takahashi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Hiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1295-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1296-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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