The impact of ecosystem on the speedy internationalisation of born global firms in emerging markets

Mohammad Falahat*, Zizah Che Senik, Yan Yin Lee, Melissa W. Migin

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This study presents the ecosystem of born global firms in emerging markets by combining international entrepreneurship, born global perspective and the forces contributing to the advancement of competitive capabilities. The qualitative approach through in-person interviews with six born global firms was employed. Thematic coding was performed to facilitate model building required for this study. Findings reveal that triggering facets of push and pull factors, government support initiatives, enabling factors of entrepreneurial characteristics, market orientation, learning orientation and networking strongly contribute to building the competitive capabilities of born global that leads to speedy internationalisation. This study extends the research agenda in the field of international entrepreneurship in emerging markets by presenting the ecosystem comprising seven triggering, supporting and enabling forces contributing to competitive capabilities that lead to the speed of internationalisation of export-oriented enterprises in emerging markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-538
Number of pages30
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2023


  • born globals
  • competitive capabilities
  • early internationalisation
  • ecosystem
  • emerging markets
  • institutional voids
  • speedy internationalisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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