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The Internationalisation of Young High-Tech Firms

An Empirical Analysis in Germany and the United Kingdom

  • Oliver Bürgel
  • Andreas Fier
  • Georg Licht
  • Gordon Murray

Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 1-13
  3. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 15-35
  4. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 37-62
  5. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 63-111
  6. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 113-127
  7. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 129-139
  8. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 141-156
  9. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 157-170
  10. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 171-195
  11. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 197-217
  12. Oliver Bürgel, Andreas Fier, Georg Licht, Gordon Murray
    Pages 219-252
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 253-291

About this book

Introduction

The huge economic and social impact of high-tech industries on the fortunes of nation states has been widely recognised in recent years. Therefore, government policies encouraging the creation of new technology-based firms have become a priority in virtually all advanced economies. One factor underpinning the performance and growth of high-tech start-ups is presumably international activity of such firms. This study addresses the issues concerning the critical decision to internationalise. The research sought to provide empirically supported analyses on (a) the incidence of international activity, (b) the degree of internationalisation, (c) the timing of entry into international markets, (d) the mode of market entry employed, (e) the impact of internationalisation on performance and (f) the differences between internationalising and non-internationalising firms. The findings confirm the extent and importance of internationalisation to young high-tech firms in the UK and Germany. Thus, if governments or venture capitalists are interested in the promotion of successful new technology-based firms they must, per force, be also interested in encouraging the processes of internationalisation.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship High-Tech Firms Import International Business Internationalisation Venture Capital high-tech industries

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Bürgel
    • 1
  • Andreas Fier
    • 2
  • Georg Licht
    • 2
  • Gordon Murray
    • 3
  1. 1.Duke Street CapitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  3. 3.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of ExeterExeterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7908-2702-6
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0120-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2702-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-6781
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-2027
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