Does triple helix collaboration matter for the early internationalisation of technology-based firms in emerging Economies?

Hugo Baier-Fuentes, Maribel Guerrero, José Ernesto Amorós

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Abstract

Firms' early internationalisation (EI) is a complex process derived from uncertain market conditions, entrepreneurial vision, and strategic entry decisions. Academic debates still require deepening and broadening the discussion on early internationalisation of new technology-based firms (NTBFs). This study proposes a framework to analyse how NTBFs are adopting collaborative networks with the triple helix actors (government, university, and industry) to implement an EI strategy in emerging economies. Our findings show that the lack of specialised knowledge and resources stimulates collaboration with multiple triple helix agents to ensure the early entry strategy into international markets. We state the relevant implications and propositions concerning the internationalisation of NTBFs and the relationship with triple helix stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number120439
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume163
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Early internationalisation
  • Emerging economies
  • International entrepreneurship
  • NTBFs
  • Triple helix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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