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A Patulous Progress: International Entrepreneurship Effects on Chinese Born-Global Firm Performance

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School of Public Administration, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan 430072, China
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School of Business and Technology, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 2RH, UK
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Business School, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(14), 5508; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145508
Received: 3 June 2020 / Revised: 3 July 2020 / Accepted: 6 July 2020 / Published: 8 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability)
Using data from SMEs in Hubei province, the role of entrepreneurship in the sustainable performance of born global firms in China was discussed. The structural equation modeling analysis of 345 questionnaires indicates that both international knowledge and international entrepreneurial capability are significantly related to born global firms’ performance. Dynamic capabilities, which includes three sub-dimensions: adaptation capability, absorption capability and innovation capability, was found to be less important to firm performance. Therefore, it may be argued that born global firms in inland China are still limited by resources, including those generated from the international knowledge needed to adapt to internal and external pressures. View Full-Text
Keywords: internationalization; small and medium sized enterprise; born-global firms; international entrepreneurial capability; dynamic capabilities; international knowledge internationalization; small and medium sized enterprise; born-global firms; international entrepreneurial capability; dynamic capabilities; international knowledge
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Yu, Y.; Hu, X.; Wang, Y.; Ward, P. A Patulous Progress: International Entrepreneurship Effects on Chinese Born-Global Firm Performance. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5508.

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