The role of formal industry clusters in the internationalization of new ventures

Abstract : Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the internationalization of international new ventures (INVs). Specifically, this research explores the ways in which a formal cluster can facilitate the internationalization process of these firms. Design/methodology/approach – The authors studied how four INVs benefitted from the actions of two clusters in France – Systematic and Mov’eo – as they internationalized. They conducted semi-structured interviews with the CEOs and other representatives of the INVs and with the members of the cluster management teams. Findings – The findings indicate that clusters can facilitate the internationalization of INVs by providing resources, networking opportunities and legitimacy to help them reach global markets and by increasing the speed of internationalization. Originality/value – By analyzing the specific role that a formal cluster plays in the internationalization of INVs, this research contributes to the literature examining the link between location and INV internationalization. The authors argue that the cluster’s role can be considered as that of an intermediary organization helping INVs to expand globally.
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European Business Review, Emerald, 2014, Volume 26 (Numéro 5), pp. 449-470. 〈10.1108/EBR-02-2013-0027〉
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Ana Colovic, Olivier Lamotte. The role of formal industry clusters in the internationalization of new ventures. European Business Review, Emerald, 2014, Volume 26 (Numéro 5), pp. 449-470. 〈10.1108/EBR-02-2013-0027〉. 〈hal-01154317〉

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