Internationalization by technology entrepreneurs: A multi-level study

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Early internationalization by new technology ventures may depend upon home country-specific factors, such as the institutional environment. Those with supportive home country conditions may be more likely to go international in order to gain access to new markets. Using the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) survey from 2005-2008, this multi-level study uses a sample of nascent and new technology entrepreneurs from 45 countries and predicts which will internationalize early based on two contextual conditions present in the home country. The results indicate that a strong regulatory environment and smaller home market size both support early internationalization. Interaction results also indicate that in the case of a smaller home market size a strong regulatory environment is required for early internationalization of technology entrepreneurs.

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© 2015 Academy of Management. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.17571abstract

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Academy of Management Proceedings