Born-digital: The Internationalisation path of digital firms Ye, Mingzhu (Stella) Kang, Yuanfei Scott-Kennel, Joanna 2021-12-24T18:06:17Z 2021-12-24T18:06:17Z 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract While digital firms are playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, their international expansion remains an emergent topic for international business researchers. We still lack a clear understanding of the characteristics and patterns of internationalisation by digital firms. This study aims to address this research gap by examining the path of digital firms’ international expansion. Applying the research methods of tabulation analysis and mini case study, our study reveals that digital firms expand into foreign markets in a way that significantly differs from conventional brick-and-mortar firms, thus questioning explanations provided by extant internationalisation theories. Three patterns of digital firms’ internationalization are identified. Based on analysis of archival data, this study contributes to theoretical development of internationalisation theory and provides guidance to managers of digital firms creating and implementing international expansion strategies.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.626
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Born Digitals
dc.subject digital firms
dc.subject digital platform
dc.subject digital technologies
dc.subject e-commerce
dc.subject international expansion
dc.subject network effect
dc.title Born-digital: The Internationalisation path of digital firms
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