Are new Swedish medical device companies Born Global?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Our aim with the study has been to observe and describe how new Swedish medical device companies conduct international business and identify the underlying factors for the internationalisation. The study was carried through by qualitative semistructured interviews with five managers in different medical device companies, younger than ten years. We found that the companies internationalise early, quickly and broadly by using small core organisations built on outsourcing and highly experienced managers with extensive personal networks. The younger the company the more born global it seemed in order to speed up the business development. The underlying factors were the technological development in general, a high degree of internationalisation in society, increased former international experience among managers, a perceived pressure from risk capitalists, and finally the introduction of the MDD. Altogether this creates an apparent shift wihtin the internationalisation process for medical device companies as being more of born global.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-3025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-3025DiVA: diva2:192200