Framework for Explaining the Formation of Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurial Born Global Firm: Entrepreneurial, Strategic and Network Based Constituents


  • Vytaute Dlugoborskyte Kaunas University of Technology
  • Monika Petraite Kaunas University of Technology



Born Global Firm, Network, Strategy, Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship


The nature of the knowledge based entrepreneurship relates to its essential reliance on research and development, deployment and maximization of research and development returns via technology development, and its commercialization via venturing. The paper aims to provide the empirically grounded framework for the analysis of the key determinants leading to the formation of R&D intensive entrepreneurial born global firm with a special focus on entrepreneurial firm and network theories. The unit of analysis chosen is the firm, while the focus is set on the firm behavior and strategic choices rather the business conditions per se. The paper aims to propose the definition of a born global firm as a specific form of entrepreneurial firm that forms while combining entrepreneurial, strategy and network constituents in a specific globally oriented constitution. Method of analysis applied is a multiple case study that was applied in order to build evidence on the interplay of strategy, networks and entrepreneurial constituents in the formation of knowledge intensive entrepreneurial born global firm. The small catching up country perspective adds on dynamics of the constituents as the framework and competitive conditions rapidly change in an uncertain direction.


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Author Biographies

Vytaute Dlugoborskyte, Kaunas University of Technology

PhD Candidate, Junior Researcher at Department of Strategic Management

Monika Petraite, Kaunas University of Technology

Full Professor, Head of the Department of Strategic Management


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