Born global firms in knowledge intensive business services (KIBS): what do we know of their performance?
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This paper studies the performance of KIBS firms that are aimed for global markets from inception. Despite the increasing importance of KIBS, no previous study has investigated born global firms in this sector of the economy. Three definitions are used to categorize firms as born global. Both OLS and a nearest neighbor matching approach are implemented to find evidence of higher growth in employment and sales per employee five years after firm foundation. Finally, the findings are robust to a finer array of born global definitions and time horizons of firm performance.
Born global firms, firm performance, knowledge intensive business sector
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-89657OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-89657DiVA: diva2:503221
QS 20122012-02-152012-02-152012-02-15Bibliographically approved