Born Global standard establishers identification of a new research field and contribution to network theory

  • Wurster S
  • Blind K
  • Fischer S
  • 1


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


The academic interest in International Entrepreneurship and Born Globals on the one hand; and in standardization and standards on the other hand is strong and growing, but there has been hardly any linkage between the two research streams. This paper shows how Born Globals can successfully establish their technologies as de facto standards. Based on 22 case studies and a new success factors model, the paper also unveils different contributions of networks for Born Globals. Additionally, specific networking patterns in relation to technical networks were found. Four firm types were identified: `System Leaders', `Cross Platform Solutions', `Platform Servants' and `Platform Autarkics'. Based on the findings implications for research and managers of born global firms are formulated.

Author-supplied keywords

  • innovation management;standardisation;standards;Bo

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • S Wurster

  • K Blind

  • S Fischer

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free