The Impact of Social Networks on "Born Globals": A Case of De-Internationalisation

Huang, Qingan, Osabutey, Ellis L.C., Ji, Junzhe and Meng, Liying (2016) The Impact of Social Networks on "Born Globals": A Case of De-Internationalisation. In: Diasporas and Transnational Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts. A Volume in the Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series . IGI Global, Hershey PA, USA, pp. 152-172. ISBN ISBN13: 9781522519911; ISBN10: 1522519912; eISBN: 9781522519928

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This paper aims to explore the role and impact of entrepreneurs's social networks on the internationalisation of "Born Global" firms. In particular, its de-internationalisation process. The research is based on a case study approach and adopts a series of face to face and online qualitative longitudinal interviews. It provides some useful insights into the relationship management of "Born Global" entrepreneurs and unveils some negative impacts of social networks on the initiation of 'de-internationalisation'. The study reveals the importance of online social networks, high-tech communications and contemporary management techniques for "Born Global" entrepreneurs.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: ISBN13: 9781522519911; ISBN10: 1522519912; eISBN: 9781522519928
Subjects: Business
Social Sciences
Courses by Department: Business School > Business Entrepreneurship
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Depositing User: Liying Meng
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 12:52
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 12:52
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/3334

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