Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization

Conceptualization and measurement

Mohammad Falahat, Ramayah Thurasamy, Zizah Che Senik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Recognizing the significant role played by born globals in the nation's economic development, this study is initiated to identify strategic organizational capabilities for rapid expansion that are adopted by born global firms to gain access to international markets. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to develop a conceptual model on strategic capabilities that causes the firm to internationalize at a high speed. Consequently, this article constitutes a reaction to the research questions on the capabilities that leads to early internationalization of young entrepreneurial firms. We extend the domain of organizational capabilities based on the following eight dimensions: (1) innovation capability, (2) networking capability, (3) marketing capability, (4) learning capability, (5) R&D capability, (6) technology capability, (7) digital capability, and (8) human resources capability. We conceptualised that these dimensions are the key driving capabilities that leads to small firm's early internationalization. We surmise that the empirical discovery of a set of dynamic capabilities will empower these firms to develop cutting-edge knowledge-intensive products, paving the way for their accelerated market entry. The proposed model of the factors on born global's dynamic capabilities will be a set of practical guidelines for young SMEs, business owners, and top management that have yet to internationalize and aim to export their products or services into foreign markets. This study will contribute to new knowledge and valuable insights that will benefit firms in the context of rapid internationalization. Additionally, the findings shall also serve as valuable input for policymakers to facilitate exports and re-evaluate policies to give firms the extra edge in their ability to export and grow internationally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020
EditorsKhalid S. Soliman
PublisherInternational Business Information Management Association, IBIMA
Pages6543-6553
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780999855102
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event31st International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2018 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 25 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

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Other31st International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2018
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period25/4/1826/4/18

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Innovation
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Economics
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Internationalization
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Strategic capabilities
Dynamic capabilities
Organizational capabilities
Born global

Keywords

  • Born global
  • Conceptualization
  • Measurements
  • Rapid internationalization
  • Strategic capabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Information Systems

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Falahat, M., Thurasamy, R., & Che Senik, Z. (2018). Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization: Conceptualization and measurement. In K. S. Soliman (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020 (pp. 6543-6553). International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA.

Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization : Conceptualization and measurement. / Falahat, Mohammad; Thurasamy, Ramayah; Che Senik, Zizah.

Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020. ed. / Khalid S. Soliman. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2018. p. 6543-6553.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Falahat, M, Thurasamy, R & Che Senik, Z 2018, Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization: Conceptualization and measurement. in KS Soliman (ed.), Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, pp. 6543-6553, 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020, IBIMA 2018, Milan, Italy, 25/4/18.
Falahat M, Thurasamy R, Che Senik Z. Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization: Conceptualization and measurement. In Soliman KS, editor, Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA. 2018. p. 6543-6553
Falahat, Mohammad ; Thurasamy, Ramayah ; Che Senik, Zizah. / Strategic capabilities for rapid internationalization : Conceptualization and measurement. Proceedings of the 31st International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2018: Innovation Management and Education Excellence through Vision 2020. editor / Khalid S. Soliman. International Business Information Management Association, IBIMA, 2018. pp. 6543-6553
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