Internationalization of Software Firms

  • Mikko Rönkkö
  • Juhana Peltonen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 51)


This paper presents the results of a large sample survey of internationalizing firms in the Finnish software industry. We analyze the data descriptively with plots and tabulations and as more analytically with regression analyses. The results support the conclusion that internationalization can be considered as a natural stage in the firm life-cycle, but patterns of internationalization differ across firms. Considering the current theorizing of software firms as prototypical international new ventures, we find it surprising that many firms seem to choose to internationalize only a little and gradually.


Software firm internationalization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikko Rönkkö
    • 1
  • Juhana Peltonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Aalto University 

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