Knowledge intensive entrepreneurial firms exploring innovative opportunities in high tech sectors: The Question of Internationalisation
Magazine article, 2012

The overall question dealt with in this paper is how and why KIE firms engage in international development. Based on five in-depth case studies we illustrate that in addition to the well-known factors of internationalization, KIE ventures show a number of anomalies, suggesting that KIE ventures internationalise for different reasons and in different manners than what has normally been portrayed in International Business literature. We argue that such findings hold significant consequences for understanding future Asia-Euro collaboration, where traditional roles of European development vs. Asian manufacturing are challenged



high tech sectors


Astrid Heidemann Lassen

University of Gothenburg

Tomas McKelvey

University of Gothenburg

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